After sixty years as the midway operator at the New York State Fair, the James E. Strates Shows have been given the boot and have been replaced by another midway operator.
Wade Shows of Livonia, Michigan has been hired to map out the midway this year with rides and games.
Wade Shows will bring at least 60 new rides to the midway this year, including one of the largest portable roller coasters in the country. The operator will also staff 25 food stands, 70 games and other sales booths for fairgoers.
The fair say Wade Shows provides midway attractions for more state fairs than any other operator in the country.
State Fair officials say they could not comment on why the Strates Shows weren't renewed for another season.