For Immediate Release - November 19, 2019
Contact: Tim Shea, Executive Director
Champlain Valley Exposition
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Essex Junction, VT - The Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE) announced today that they have extended their contract with Strates Shows Inc. as the exclusive midway provider for the Champlain Valley Fair. Strates Shows has been at CVE since 2015. This new five-year contract will run from the 2020 through the 2024 Champlain Valley Fair.
“We are thrilled to have Strates Shows with us for another five years. Over the life of our first contract, Strates has provided our guests with a safe, professional, and entertaining experience. We look forward to working with them for another five years.” said Tim Shea, Executive Director of CVE.
“Preparations are underway for the Centennial Celebration of the Champlain Valley Fair in 2021. Strates Shows will play a key role in the celebration of the Fair’s history and that of the Vermont agricultural community,” Shea added
“We are very excited to continue providing our world class attractions at the Champlain Valley Exposition. We have seen excellent growth over the last five years and look forward to five more years of success. I also think it is unique that during this next few years both the Exposition (in 2021) and Strates Shows (in 2023) will celebrate 100-year anniversaries.” said Jay Strates, Director Strates Shows.
About the Champlain Valley Fair
The Champlain Valley Fair, an agricultural fair, is Vermont’s largest annual event and averages 120,000 guests of the 10-day run. The 2020 Champlain Valley Fair will open on August 28th and continue through September 6th. The event is managed by the Champlain Valley Exposition.
About Strates Shows
Unique among today’s amusement operators, Strates Shows is the only “railroad carnival” in North America. Each spring Strates Shows leaves its winter quarters in Orlando Florida and begins a nine-month journey by rail that transports their equipment to fairgrounds along the eastern seaboard and across the northeast. The “fair train,” is comprised of over 50 rail cars. Essex Junction Vermont is the northern most stop on their annual journey.