If you grew up in Dodge City you will remember the steam train that chugged around Wright Park, along with a few boats and a Ferris wheel. Those rides were the work of Walt Foster, who came to Dodge in the 1950s. Foster built his business into a traveling carnival that's still going strong today, and the fourth generation of the Foster family is learning the trade alongside their parents and grandparents.


    If you grew up in Dodge City you will remember the steam train that chugged around Wright Park, along with a few boats and a Ferris wheel. Those rides were the work of Walt Foster, who came to Dodge in the 1950s. Foster built his business into a traveling carnival that's still going strong today, and the fourth generation of the Foster family is learning the trade alongside their parents and grandparents.
    Foster's daughter, Annette Costello, and her husband, Don, now run the carnival and they usually start their season with Cinco de Mayo in Dodge City then travel all across the state, ending the season with county fairs and harvest festivals.
    "Dad got a lot of calls from area towns asking him to bring a ride or two to their events, so it just kind of naturally evolved. Being on the road is more interesting than staying in one place," Costello said in an interview with the Globe Sunday.
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