Carnival comes to town |

Carnival comes to town

Josh Sweigert
Josh Sweigert/Tahoe Daily Tribune

Thrill seekers and cotton candy lovers have plenty to smile about this weekend, as a Davis Shows NW Inc. carnival sets up at Stateline.

Held at Horizon Casino Resort the last two years, the carnival is now located in the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa parking lot.

“We’ve done great, we’ve been really lucky with the weather the past two years,” Manager James Daniel said. “We’ve had a lot of locals come out, which is great.”

Davis Shows NW Inc. has been in the carnival business for more than 50 years, Daniel said, operating in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Washington states.

“We have a brand new ride, the Vertigo,” Daniel said. “There’s not too many on the West Coast. You’re not going to see one at the Reno Rodeo or the state fair.”

Vertigo is a swing ride, on which guests ride in an enclosed chair suspended from a spinning tower, rising up to 65 feet above the ground.

“There’s the Drop Zone, it’s a 70 foot drop with serious g-force,” Daniel said.

For carnival goers who prefer to maintain a lower heart rate, the event offers carnival games and prizes, as well as traditional carnival fare.

“We’ve got all the carnival food, corn dogs, cotton candy, caramel apples, funnel cakes, elephant ears,” Daniel said.

The carnival will be open Thursday at 5 p.m., mid-afternoon Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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