Zachary’s five-day ZFest begins
Lowery Carnival Co., Inc. stays very busy. The carnival and amusement ride corporation is packing up this morning after a successful Oyster Festival in Amite this past weekend, and heading to Zachary for the five-day ZFest which begins Wednesday, March 24 and lasts until Sunday, March 28.
Lowery, know nation wide, is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business that has been providing quality family-fun since the early 1960’s.
Carroll (Bill) and Carolyn Lowery both grew up in the carnival business. While still in his teens, Bill began working for Carolyn’s father. The two were married in 1960 and were blessed with three children, Anthony (Tony), Carroll, Jr. (Willie) and Jacqueline. All three children continue to work and take an active role in the family business.
The Lowerys have eight grandchildren: Jarred, Justin, Jonas, Jaden, Brittany, Brooke, Ethan and Leah. All of them travel with the family carnival each summer. The Lowerys firmly believe that the family who works together and prays together, stays together.
“Patron safety is the main focus of our daily operations,” say the Lowerys, “and we are extremely proud of our extensive ride safety program.”
Employees and personnel are well trained and certified, inspecting rides on a daily basis and attending safety training programs. Lowery Carnival takes pride in their exceptional safety record. General managers are required to test each ride for performance according to rigid standards.
Certification and documentation of ultra sound and x-ray tests are on file with Briem & Associates, Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri. Lowery Carnival also has their own in-house N.O.R.S.O. inspectors licenses with the State of Louisiana. During the off-season, all rides are serviced and evaluated at their winter quarters maintenance facility in Louisiana.
Lowery Carnival Company follows strict compliance with all licensing regulations required by federal and state laws. They are required by law to carry midway liability insurance. Most states won’t issue a permit without proof of adequate insurance coverage. Lowery Carnival’s liability coverage exceeds the minimum state requirements.
Lowery Carnival Company schedules events in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.