A Family business 4 generations strong, we take pride in providing the safest, cleanest, and brightest midway and an experience second to none. Servicing events of all sizes.


In 1953, with a modest collection of kiddie rides (as well as a growing family), our family patriarch, Joe Sutton, began his venture into the carnival industry. Now more than 60 years later his son, Joe, carries that family tradition into the 21st century.

The Attractions

Ready to go wild? Fountain City Amusements has the rides for you. The Scrambler, Octopus, Paratrooper, Swinger, Aladin, & The Sky Master are but only a few of the rides waiting. The twists and turns provided by these rides will thrill anyone that’s bold enough to try them. It doesn’t matter how old you are, these are the rides that everybody wants to ride. Most of our major rides are great for the whole family. These rides are great for giving a “kid” of any size a rush with also providing a cherished opportunity to have fun with Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter, Grandma or Grandpa. These chances to interact with the whole family are becoming rare in a time with constant connectivity and untold distractions . It is our promise to give our patrons back that moment.
We didn’t forget the little ones. At the heart of our operation is the kids. The ability to provide fun is a great part of the carnival industry. The ability to put smiles on the faces of children is the best. Kids are the best at giving their honest opinion. So we strive to keep them as happy as possible. Many of our rides like the Elephants, Swings, and Spin the Apple can also accommodate adults. Kids love the chance to ride with Mom and Dad. Interactive attractions like the Kid Power and Trampoline keep the kids active and coming back for more.


Safety is something we put above everything else. The brightest lit rides and the most expensive paint is worthless without safety management in place. With St. Louis County inspections done before every event, our rides are some of the most scrutinized in the industry. But it doesn’t stop there. Our trained employees inspect every ride with a checklist before every opening. Inspections are not the extent of our procedure. Preventative maintenance is essential for safety and to minimize the down time that comes when equipment is out of service. The less down time, the more people are riding rides. Renovation is key to keeping rides in tip top shape, safety wise, as well as giving the ride a fresh bright appearance that everyone likes to see and ride. Every off season we can easily renovate several rides. This raises the bar year after year and sets the standard higher.


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One Attractive Proposition

With all of the things that we offer, let your event soar with Fountain City Amusements. At the end of the day the better the event is for our company the better it is for your fundraising needs. There are many factors to making an event better.

With over 100 years combined experience, we have learned that a relationship is essential. From the head committee person to the little ones riding the kiddie rides, our company has made strides at building long lasting relationships together. With this relationship we welcome the ideas and knowledge that our committees can give us. When a good working relationship is established it becomes much easier to do whatever it takes to make your event as efficient as possible.

The Fountain City Amusements family takes every event seriously. There are many people involved to make each event happen and these people get the job done with class. When it comes time to see the financial details you will be given a clear, easy to read sheet that will let you know how each dollar is received. Our managers and ride operators have standards that will be kept. From uniform shirts to smiling faces, these are just the beginning. Our operators have all the necessary background and profile checks to keep our customers confident and relaxed for their day of fun. With Fountain City Amusements the professionals are here to do the job.

Fountain City Amusements is more than just the rides, food, and games. We also focus on the small details to put it all together. Our clean and attractive ticket boxes allow for multiple ticket sellers. This means shorter lines and a higher volume of customer sales. Ask about our available searchlight to put your advertising abilities “over the top”. This vintage equipment produces more light than almost anything available today. To sum it all up, Fountain City Amusements has the equipment and the personnel to make your event a great experience for everyone.

In The News

Some links of Fountain City Amusements in the news.
Midwest carnivals with plenty of heart.
All in the Family: Carnival promises fun for all

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For Bookings Contact:
Joe Sutton, President Mobile: (314) 397-3909
David & Kezia Schrier, Concessions Mobile: (740) 445-9262