About Us

Snyder’s Amusements

Snyder’s Amusements is a third generation owned and operated business. We have over sixty years experience in the carnival industry. Starting in 1943 by Herman Marshall Snyder. Herman Marshall first owned an undertaking business in Mt. Airy, Maryland. He then sold the company and got into the ride business. He started Snyder’s Amusements fleet out with small tubs of fun, a swing ride, and a ground mount ferris wheel. In 1960 he bought the shows first merry-go-round. Eventually the show was then handed down to his son Herman David Snyder, which operated the show until 1980. Now Snyder’s Amusements fields over thirty rides, still including their 1960 remodeled merry-go-round, games and concessions. The show is now owned and operated by third generation and oldest son Donald Snyder and his wife Tammy. Our season runs April through to the beginning of October. We service carnivals, fairs, and festivals throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The year 2013 will mark our 70th year in business.


SLA – Showmen’s League of America

PSSA – Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association

IISA – International Independent Showmen’s Association

Virginia Association Of Fairs