Trade Associations

Alaska Vendors Association
Working to improve business conditions and operations, and keep open lines of communication for vendors participating in fairs and events in the state of Alaska.
P. O. Box 3424
Palmer, AK 99645

Alliance of Childrens Entertainers
This website and its’ discussion forum aim to give you every trade secret, every resource, every technique, template, tool, tip and cutting-edge technologies you need to help you become more successful in your children’s entertainment business STARTING TODAY!
Phone 07880 540201
Contact Form

The American Youth Circus Organization
promotes the participation of youth in circus arts.
Phone 603-654-5523
P. O. Box 96
Temple, NH 03084

Amusement & Leisure Equipment Suppliers United Kingdom
is the only industry trade association that specifically represents a forum for UK registered manufacturers and suppliers of all types of amusement and related leisure equipment, and service providers.
Tel: 01905 360169
Fax: 01905 360172
c/o TSI Ltd
1st Floor #74 Kilbury Dr.
Worcester, Wr5 2NG

The Arizona Showmen’s Association
A social organization composed of members of ArizonaÕs carnival and entertainment community.
President: Rose Marie Barton
P. O. Box 1609
Phoenix, AZ 85001

Association of Independent Showmen
An Organisation of Showmen who own, operate or have an interest in Fairground Equipment and Circuses. We are members of the Joint Advisory Committee of the HSE and are able to advise on all aspects of the traveling life from the Health and Safety side, Education, Transport, Planning etc. Membership to the Association is £20 per annum and meetings are held twice a year.
Secretary / Treasurer Robert Hill 01536 523603

The British Inflatable Hirers Alliance
The BIHA is committed to improving the success of its members through continuous and valuable information, helping to effectively promote their hire businesses to the public and corporate bodies; and helping them network online and offline, including the private forum!

Bouncy Castle Owner
This website and its’ discussion forum aims to give you every trade secret, every resource, every technique, template, tool, tip and cutting-edge technologies you need to help you become more successful in your bouncy castle and play inflatable hire business – STARTING TODAY!
Mark Jerram 07880 540 201
Alt: 01344 641225
130 Moordale Avenue
Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 1TH

The Circus Development Agency
has been set up by a group of people with a professional involvement in circus. The group includes representatives from both the traditional and contemporary circus community; the major UK promoters and circus training centres; touring circus companies and community circus schools; venue-based circuses and other circus arts projects.
Kate Hartoch, Project Director 02070960999

Circus Friends Association of Great Britain
The CFA was founded at Olympia in 1934 and exists in order to ‘stimulate and foster enthusiasm for reputable circus as a popular entertainment and valuable part of British culture.
Phone 07812 647 678

The Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association
is a non-profit organization, the members of which are dedicated to improvement and perpetuation of the Outdoor Amusement business in the State of Ohio.
Kurt Otterbacher, President
Suzanne Guinsler, Secretary- Treasurer 877-977-GOSA (4672)
Fax: 937-996-1091
P. O. Box 2448
Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2448

Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association
Phone 937-222-1024
Fax: 937-222-5794
136 South Keowee St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Inflatable Industry Purchasing Group
is a non-profit, strategic alliance that leverages the combined purchasing power and best practices in the inflatable industry.
Phone 888-411-4911
Fax: 678-832-4910
316 Maxwell Rd., Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30009

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 4,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 97 countries including professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, and attractions; family entertainment centers; museums and science centers; water parks and resorts; zoos and aquariums; and industry manufacturers and suppliers. IAAPA helps our members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry. We promote a favorable public image for the association, its leadership, and the industry at large to consumers, government officials, and the media. We also provide primary sources for market connections for buyers and suppliers while maintaining economic vitality for the association and value for its members. And we promote professional development by providing continuing education, certification, and training in attractions operations. Being an allied partner with industry associations that expand the IAAPA brand, increase membership, and increase attendance at IAAPA-branded trade shows. Being a credible resource for industry data and statistical analysis to support the IAAPA mission. Central to achieving our vision is a focus on our members as the reason for our existence and a resolute respect for our employees as the source of our strength.

USA 703-836-4800

Main Fax: 703-836-4801

1448 Duke St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

International Association Of Fairs And Expositions
representing and facilitate the interests of agricultural fairs, exhibitions, and show associations.
Jim Tucker, President & CEO 800-516-0313
Alt: 417-862-5771
Fax: 417-862-0156
P. O. Box 985
Springfield, MO 65801

International Festivals & Events Association
is the premier association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide.
Steven Schmader, President/CEO 208-433-0950
Fax: 208-433-9812
2603 Eastover Terrace
Boise, ID 83706

International Recreational Go-Kart Association
is a trade association established in 1991 to open the lines of communications and to provide an effective forum for business people interested in the continued growth and success of the concession go-karting and family entertainment center industry.
Phone 817-738-3344
Fax: 817-738-6622
1113 Belle Place
Fort Worth, Tx 76107

Midwest Showmens Association
Fraternal organization of carnival, concessioniares, entertainers in the amusement business
Ronald Hamm 763-566-7814
P. O. Box 29024
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Miniature Golf Association, United States
Phone 817-738-5522
Fax: 817-738-6622
1113 Belle Place
Fort Worth, TX 76107

National Association of Casino Party Operators
Phone 888-922-0777
P. O. Box 5626
So San Francisco, CA 94083

National Independent Concessionaires Association
Striving toward the betterment of communication between fairs, festivals and independent concessionaires across the USA.
David Schlabach, CFE 727-346-9302

National Showmen’s Association
P. O. Box 662
East Northport, NY 11731

The Northwest Showmen’s Club
is a Non-Profit organization consisting of members from the amusement, entertainment, fairs, and festival industry.
3407 SE 108th Ave
Portland, Or 97266

Outdoor Amusement Business Association
encouraging the growth and preservation of the outdoor amusement industry through leadership, legislation, education and membership services.
Phone 800-517-6222
Fax: 407-681-9445
1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1045A
Winter Park, FL 32792

Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association
P. O. Box 5
New Tripoli, PA 18066

Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs
promoting fairs and festivals throughout the Rocky Mountain region by assisting members with educational, networking and relationship building opportunities for the benefit of people in the communities where such activities are held.
Nancy Pitz, Executive Secretary 208-326-2288
Fax: 208-326-2289
P. O. Box 77
Filer, ID 83328-0077

The Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization
46600 Vineyard
Utica, MI 48317

Showmen’s League Of America
The Showmen’s League of America was founded in 1913, by a group of outdoor showmen meeting at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago. Buffalo Bill Cody, the Wild West performer, was elected the club’s first president. The Showmen’s League of America is the oldest organization of its type in North America. The Showmen’s League promotes friendship and fellowship between its members and the outdoor amusement industry, and pledges to assist those in need through one of its many programs.
Phone 312-332-6236
Fax: 312-332-6237
300 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60606

The Society of Independent Roundabout Proprietors
was founded in 1985 by a group of independent showmen. The Society’s members are professional and semi-professional showmen owning and operating principally pre-WWII fairground equipment, including steam powered, wood framed and hand-turned fairground rides. Also included are supporting attractions such as coconut shies, shooting galleries, hoopla stalls and vintage slot machine arcades (defined as pre-1971 machines) Individual businesses need representation in order to communicate directly with Government departments and to keep abreast of legislation affecting their business.
Secretary and Membership Jack Schofield 01777 702872
Mobile 07703 210807
c/o 66 Carolgate
Retford, Notts DN22 6ET

This is a national listing of trackless train rental operators. Promotions, birthday parties and events are their specialty. Each have their own rates and policies. Some may offer services in addition to a trackless train. Every company does not rent the same type of trackless train. Not only are trains different but some are race cars or fire trucks. All these train rides do not require tracks, they are great for birthday parties and other events. All trackless trains must operate with a semi-flat terrain and most can run on grass or asphalt.
Phone 909-731-9244
Fax: 909-305-0312

Western Fairs Association
Founded in 1922 and incorporated in 1945, Western Fairs Association (WFA) is a non-profit trade association serving the fair industry throughout the Western United States and Canada. The association’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining the highest professional standards within the fair industry through a voluntary network of individuals and organizations. The primary objective of Western Fairs Association is to promote the prosperity of fairs through educational activities, training programs, and legislative advocacy.
Phone 916-927-3100
Fax: 916-927-6397
1776 Tribute Rd
Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95815-4495

World Waterpark Association
Phone 913-599-0300
Fax: 913-599-0520
8826 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 310
Overland Park, KS 66212