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Carousel Works Open This Saturday

9 Nov , 2018  

You’ve heard of First Friday Shop Hops, when the streets of downtown Mansfield come alive with entertainment and shopping specials, and undoubtedly of Final Fridays, when The Brickyard showcases live acts and food.

Joining that mix is “Second Saturdays,” which began at Carousel Works in Mansfield back in September. More…

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Carousel Works Restores One Of America’s Last Steam-Powered Carousels

12 Aug , 2018  

Mansfield’s Carousel Works routinely undertakes the creation of unique and interesting new carousels across the country and around the world.

Occasionally, however, the work is not creating, but rather bringing something back and giving it new life. More…

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Carousel Works Featured On NBC Nightly News

6 Aug , 2018  

A local company with an excellent reputation in its industry has a bit more glow to its national luster this weekend.

On Saturday, Carousel Works was featured on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. The segment followed veteran reporter Harry Smith as he traveled to Mansfield to interview Art and Marilyn Ritchie and to view the local operation.

The segment can be viewed here.

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New Greensboro Carousel Being Built in Mansfield

18 Jul , 2017  

The Rotary Club of Greensboro, North Carolina is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As a thank-you to the community, the Club has undertaken the financing of a new custom-made carousel which will be housed at the Greensboro Science Center.

The ride will be built, however, right here in Mansfield. More…


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21st Century Carousel To Open

6 May , 2017  

Mansfield’s Carousel Works, the country’s leading creator and manufacturer of custom carousels, is stepping into the future this month.

The new carousel in Mill River Park in Stamford, Connecticut will open on May 13. More…


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Carousel Works Restoring Historic South Dakota Carousel

10 Oct , 2016  

Years ago, carousels were often made to be taken apart and moved from town to town, like amusement park rides of today. Instead of moving around, the Art B. Thomas Carousel at Prairie Village has been in one place for 50 years.

This week, however, the steam-powered attraction was taken apart by the Carousel Works company and now is on the move to its Mansfield woodworking shop. Volunteers have long been working to restore the 116 year-old ride, and Cecelia Wittmayer, a member of the Prairie Pasque Questers, is working on grant funding to help offset the cost of the restoration.

When Carousel Works looked at the carousel in 2011, Wittmayer said, they identified some ‘must repair and restore’ items, including the horses and chariots. More…