The Mighty Thomas Carnival

The Thomas Carnival was founded in 1928 by Art B. Thomas in Lennox, South Dakota. The Thomas Carnival has been owned and operated by the members of the Thomas family continuously since then. Presently there are fourth generation family members working in the business. Since 1928 the Thomas Carnival has been devoted to Art Thomas’s idea of providing clean, safe and wholesome family entertainment for its customers.

Art initially began the carnival with two attractions operating in the southeastern area of South Dakota. Over the years the operating area has grown larger and the number of attractions has increased where now our area of operation includes 10 states and we can offer up to 50 rides, 50 games and 15 food concessions. We also provide our customers with many creature comforts including shaded rest areas with benches, covering for hoses and wires, signs and instructions regarding game and ride rules and operations, but most importantly, easy access to staff members in case of a concern or problem. We have provided a safe, clean, wholesome entertainment environment just as Art B. Thomas envisioned. When you walk our midways you will notice our customers having fun.

Circle of Excellence 2
Thomas Carnival was awarded the circle of excellence in 2012 from the OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association).


Wednesday – Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday Noon to Midnight
Sunday Noon to Midnight
Monday Noon to 9 pm.

Carnival Ticket Information


Carnival Advance Sale
$20 voucher to be redeemed for one (1) all day wristband or one (1) 30 ticket sheet
Tickets available at any Oasis Stop N Go Location, the Fair Office or online (Buy Now button)
Good any day
Presale ends August 30 @ 12 noon

Advance ONLINE ONLY   $25.00 gets a Fair Admission ticket and a voucher to redeem for one (1) all day wristband or one (1) 30 ticket sheet.

Wednesday, August 30 ONLY:

Kid’s Day Coupon & $20.00 buys 1 unlimited, all day ride pass
Coupons available at all Magic Valley McDonald’s® Restaurants

Monday, September 4 ONLY
KMVT/Fox14 Pal Day
Unlimited all day ride passes available on site for $15.00 each