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Crabtree Amusements

Crabtree Amusements is owned by Pat Crabtree. Their mailing address is:

Crabtree Amusements
P.O. Box 100
Staples TX 78670
Their phone number is:
Phone: 512-757-5555
Fax: 512-532-0850

Crabtree Amusements is by far my favorite carnival. I will get more information and pictures as the opportunities arise.

Queen "B" of the Crabtree Amusements Lucky Ducky

Queen "B" of the Crabtree Amusements Lucky Ducky

To the left, we have a picture of the lovely Queen “B” of the Crabtree Amusements Lucky Ducky.

Queen “B” is one of the many people who help keep the carnival wonderful. I even have email from other carnival-goers talking about how wonderful she was with the kids.

Crabtree Amusements now uses Tokens!

As of 2008, Crabtree Amusements now accepts tokens for rides and games. — No more waiting in line to buy tickets. No more handing a game person cash.

I have mixed feelings about the tokens. I don’t 100% trust machines to give me the right amount, but the machines at Crabtree Amusements haven’t shortchanged me yet. With token machines conveniently located around the lot, getting those last few tokens you need for a ride or to win a prize at a game is a much faster process.

The bad parts: Token machines don’t provide change and they don’t accept large bills. Be sure to have plenty of small bills with you. (Unless you don’t mind having an extra token or two at the end of the day.) If I remember correctly, the machines I saw at Crabtree Amusements only accepted 1′s, 5′s, 10′s, and 20′s. No coins and no bills over $50.

Also, you need to know that tokens aren’t for everything. I hear that Crabtree tried making them be for everything in Colorado in early 2009. (By everything I mean games, rides, and concessions – both those belonging to Crabtree and those run by the townspeople.) It didn’t go so well. … If there is something you specifically want, make sure you know if it accepts cash or tokens.

Don’t like change? You can still buy wristbands from people at the ticket booth. Wristbands are a great deal for people who ride a lot of rides!

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29 comments to Crabtree Amusements

  • lurch

    Is bo still there & is he Hiring for games for 2014 my buddy art v &myself are working in mercedes tx & need a better. route

  • John Virgil Roath

    Merry Christmas to Mr. And Mrs. Crabtree, I’m in California, getting my AA degree in construction. Happy New Year. From John

  • I have worked for calkins Midway a few years ago.I worked for them for 3 seasons.I ran the ferris wheele,Some of the kiddy rides also some game stands.I am a very hard worker an dcan get the job done.Was wondering if you needed help tearing down at the end of the week.I am on the streets right now and trying to make some cash for phone mins.it is pretty hard to contact any one for a job without a phone.Shelters are booked up here and maybe a roof over my head for one night.Like i say i am a hard worker.Plese reply by email please.Thank You James Rauch

  • Tammy Harrison

    I just wanted to compliment Michelle who was working the ticket booth at Wurstfest in New Braunfels on Saturday.
    We had an issue that came up and we needed assistance with. Michelle’s efforts to accommodate us were commendable and a great reflection on the company. Thank you again for the excellent customer service!

  • Chris

    Please do not call the phone number listed for Crabtree Amusements. This is a wrong number and the number is reassigned to a residence. Great phone company to reassign a business number to a residence. (sarcasm)

  • frank s fitzpatrick

    I am seeking employment I have worked for Pride of texas shows; Murphy bros. shows Reed shows. I can run and set up most major rides.

  • Melissa Carruthers

    HELLO! MY NAME IS MELISSA AND I HAVE WORKED FOR THE TRI STATE FAIR 5 YRS.BUT THIS YEAR I WOULD LIKE TO WORK FOR. WHEN WILL YOU BE TAKING APPLICATIONS .

  • lois

    Hello I am looking for a carnival to come to Hamilton, Texas for our annual Dove festival Sept. 1-3.
    Could you please send me some of your information?

    Thank you,
    Lois DeLeon
    Vice-President, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

  • mary

    Brandy J. They are on facebook all you have to do is look up crabtree amusments and look at there info. It will have a person for you to contact. And they will be glad to help you out.

  • phillip

    Hi there, was wondering what dates Crabtree Amusement’s Carnival would be in Austin texas in 2012 and how to contact them via phone or email or anything really.

    Thanks,

    Phillip Wainwright

  • phillip

    Hi there, was wondering what dates Crabtree Amusement’s Carnival would be in Austin texas in 2012 and how to contact them via phone or email.

    Thanks,

    Phillip Wainwright

  • I would like to know how someone can expect a family to pay 45.00 to let a child have fun for a day anyone with more than one child is at a disadvantage a carnival should be a joy not a burden for a family in a small hometown I live in Gilmer Tx. and you will be in our town next week.

    • I do not work for Crabtree, but I know that a day at the carnival could easily eat up hundreds of dollars per person if you let it. … My daughter and I love going to the Gilmer Yamboree! I see that rides will be half price Wednesday night this year. $15 for an armband on Thursday, $20 for early in the day Friday and Saturday. I would suggest you take your kid(s) either Wednesday or Thursday, set a budget and explain that this year they will only be able to pick their favorite items. I will probably get my 9 year old a wrist band and give her $10 to play her favorite game and get her favorite snacks. We can stick a picnic dinner and drinks in the car to save money.

  • Lupita Ray

    I am Lupita wondering if by chance you would be available to bring your Carnival to our 34th. Annual Celebration in Concepcion Texas.

    My number is 361-834-1630

  • wendy sherrill

    WANT TO TALK TO PAT CRABTREE ,RE; RED KELLY.PLEASE EMAIL ME . THANKS WENDY

  • Sammy s.

    Hello I was wondering when the carnival is coming to El paso Texas.

  • littlebuitt

    where can i find a 28 inch minion stuffed doll?

  • Molly Glick

    HELLO,
    MY NAME IS MOLLY GLICK. I AM THE BUFFALO, TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT. WE HAVE OUR ANNUAL FESTIVAL CALLED “THE BUFFALO STAMPEDE” EVERY YEAR ON THE 3RD WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CARNIVAL THIS YEAR. ARE YOU AVAILABLE SEPT. 16 AND 17 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)? IF YOU ARE, WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
    I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

    SINCERELY,
    MOLLY GLICK, PRESIDENT BUFFALO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    903-322-5353 OFFICE
    903-322-3002 FAX
    P.O. BOX 779
    BUFFALO, TEXAS 75831
    glickauto@windstream.net

  • mark marburger

    I WAS WONDERING WHEN THE CARNIVAL WAS COMEING TO AMARILLO ,BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO WORK IT AGAIN ,BECAUSE I HAD FUN DOING LAST YEAR

  • hi, i was wandering if you guys can bring a spring carnival either in april or may in el paso texas? the carnival you brought last year in 2010 to El Paso was cool and you guys should bring one here again this year!

    • Hi. Just making sure you know, I no longer work for Crabtree Amusements. But I can get in touch with them when needed.

      It sounds like you are an individual person. You should contact the El Paso Chamber of Commerce and ask who to speak with about bringing Crabtree back. … I am glad to hear you enjoyed them!

  • [...] Midway is from San Antonio. Crabtree Amusements is from Staples. You’ll find me on the pirate ride, the Tilt-A-Whirl, and the Ferris wheel [...]

  • joseph simpson

    i’m looking for >bobby miles< i've worked with him in 2007 in his balloon game, and i'm looking for work on a permanant basis. i no longer have luggage (aka. stormy), he will know what i mean. if he or someone in charge could reply i would very much appricate a response. thank you very much.

  • Ben Phillips

    Can you please tell me if Crabtree’s traveling carnival will be passing through Grand Junction, CO during the summer of 2010?

  • Looking for futher employment, either locally with the Colorado State Fair, or traveling. I have work for you before & very interested in working once agin. Please let me know at your earliest opportunity. Anthony # 805-290-3995;message

  • Brandy J.

    My church was looking into maybe having a carnival sometime next year, and we were wanting to know the steps we need to take in order to accomplish this. Thank you for a reply back.

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