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Welcome to the Showmen's League of America

Rich in history and founded in camaraderie, The Showmen’s League of America is a community of showpeople - both men and women - dedicated to service and fellowship. By providing scholarships, financial aid and memorial services, we promote the mutual welfare of our members and all showpeople, in good times and bad. By maintaining our traditions, we honor the legacy of those who have come before us. By welcoming new members from all areas of the amusement industry, we build a strong future. We invite you to our website and to join us, to share our mission, and join in friendship with some of the greatest men and women in the world.

The Showmen's League of America was founded in 1913, by a group of outdoor showmen meeting at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago. Buffalo Bill Cody, the Wild West performer, was elected the Club's first President. The Showmen's League of America is the oldest organization of its type in North America.


2014 Convention a Smashing Success:

If you were there, you'll find pictures of the Convention, Meetings and Banquet at our Shutterfly link below. Feel free to download your pictures and share! IF you weren't there, please feel free to browse to see what you missed. We hope you can join us for next year's event. In the mean time, see the Calendar and let's meet in Gibtown!If you were there, you'll find pictures of the Convention, Meetings and Banquet at our Shutterfly link below. Feel free to download your pictures and share!


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