In July's segment of The Living Room, Allison Downey investigated the lure of American carnivals.
She interviewed several workers about their experiences living and traveling with the carnival. Some of them were born into the carnival life, some of them turned to the carnival as a means of escape, but all of them are there because it's what they love.
The Living Room on Michigan Radio is produced by Allison Downey and Zak Rosen.
The song at the end of the story,"Take Me to the Fair" was written by Ann Arbor's own Annie Capps and performed by Annie & Rod Capps with Jason Dennie.
Listen to the full interview above.