CARNIVAL MIDWAY

Butler Amusements brings the fun in 2021!

For forty-nine years, Butler Amusements Inc. has served more fairs, celebrations, festivals, and fundraising events than any other carnival in the west. With the greatest array of rides, attractions, games, and food concessions in the industry today, Butler Amusements can provide a complete carnival for any event of any size.

Fairgoers can purchase a pay-one-price wristband that is good for unlimited rides on the day it is redeemed. Nontransferable.

Please note - For children under 42" tall a wristband may not be the best value due to the height restrictions on several rides. Children under 36" cannot ride.

Carnival Rides at the San Mateo County Fair

Spectacular Rides

rockstar Rock Star
Our  Rockin’ themed ride will light up the midway  to the delight of fairgoers. The Rock Star is a platform ride with two tiered stadium style seating the moves up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind.
• Number of Coupons: 5
• Height Requirements:
o To Ride Alone: 48”
o With an Adult: 48”
Giant Wheel Century Wheel
A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Century Wheel dominates the midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly up, around and down again, a motion reminiscent of the Ferris wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family.
• Number of Coupons: 5
• No Single Riders
• Height Requirements:
o 42" & Must be 18 years or older
o 42 " and be accompanied by a rider who is 18 years old or older who also meets the height requirement.


freakout Freak Out
Towering at 70 feet, the Freak Out seats 16 persons and takes them on a thrilling journey into the sky! Passengers are secured by over the shoulder harnesses as they dangle in expectation. Once the ride begins, the seats slowly rotate as the entire boom begins to swing horizontally. Passengers swing over the midway directly overhead of those watching from the front of the ride. The ride climax is reached as the boom reaches a height of over 40 feet in the air while the passenger seats rotate.
• Number of Coupons: 5
• Height Requirements: 47"

zipper Zipper
The Zipper has been one of the midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults. There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out of control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too. Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more.
• Number of Coupons: 5
• Large People May Not Fit
• Must Have 2 Persons Per Seat
• Height Requirement: 48”


YoYo Yo Yo
Passengers take their seats and then slowly rise into the air and they’re off on a variation of the swing, called the Yo Yo. As it turns, the top leans, giving riders the thrill of ‘flying’! A family ride for youngsters, teens, and adults.
• Number of Coupons: 4
• Height Requirement: 42”


Major Rides!
 cliff Cliff Hanger
The Cliff Hanger is an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to “Earth”.
• Number of Coupons: 5
• Height Requirements:
o To Ride Alone: 48”
o With an Adult: 48”
viper The Viper
A colossal ride with a brilliant green snake theme will take riders on a whirlwind journey. The large arm across the entire top of the ride tilts and spins. At each end of the giant arm are two clusters holding two part seating which spin independently as well. The open air design allows riders to experience spectacular twirling views . The Viper seats 24 passengers and uses state of the art shoulder bars
Tilt a Whirl Tilt-A-Whirl
Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down, and around!
• Number of Coupons: 3
• Height Requirement:
o To Ride Alone: 46”
o With an Adult: 36”


Kid Rides
Loli Swingl Lolli Swing
Enjoy all of the fun of the sweet colors and savory sensation of a lollipop without the calories and sugar! This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.
• Number of Coupons: 4
• Height Requirement:
o To Ride Alone: 42”
o With an Adult: 36”

cycle jump Cycle Jump
Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Cycle Jump is an umbrella ride with mini motorcycles to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation and jump mini ramps. This ride will bring out the little grease monkey in any child!
• Number of Coupons: 3
• Height Requirement: 36”


Tea Cupl Mini Tea Cup
This family ride has a beautifully detailed teapot centerpiece and six teacups with four seats each for a total capacity of 24. Fiberglass teacups are seated on a rotating platform. Each cup is equipped with a steering wheel that controls the speed of its individual rotation. The tea cup is a hit amongst riders of all ages.
• Number of Coupons: 3
• Height Requirement: 36”