Approaching Fifty Years of Carnival Excellence
Cleanest Show in the West
Cleanest Show in the West! Butler Amusements was started over 49 years ago and today is the largest carnival company in the Western United States, providing carnivals for over 50 events each year. Operating over 100 amusement rides across the Western United States, our schedule includes dozens of major fairs and events.
A leader in the industry, the company is proud of its history of innovation. We place the highest standards of excellence on our carnival’s:
- Safety and energy conservation
- Employee training and education
- Customer convenience features
We strive to create affordable family entertainment for our patrons and consider it a privilege to offer attractions that bring joy and happiness to all ages. Our company is dedicated to providing customers with safe, thrilling rides, and a wide variety of food and game concessions. Emphasis is always placed on providing the newest equipment available.
Butler Amusements is honored to be recognized with the Circle of Excellence Designation by the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA). The designation is placed on only a select group of carnivals operating in the United States.
Butler Amusements, Inc. is proud to be a family owned and operated carnival.
George “Bud” Butler founded Butler Amusements in 1970 along with his wife Evelyn and son Earl “Butch” Butler. After moving to California from Austin. Minnesota and selling the family grocery store to fund the purchase of their first carnival ride (a Tilt-A-Whirl!), he was soon joined by the rest of his family.
Through their hard work and dedication to running the “Cleanest Show in the West,” the company continued to grow and is now the largest, safest, most award winning carnival operation in the Western United States. Butler Amusements continues Bud & Butch’s legacy as a family owned business today, which is now operated with active leadership and involvement from the fourth generation of Butlers.