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Circus Fans

5537 Beavercrest Dr Apt 203

Lorain, Ohio, 44053

United States

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Hamid Circus Inc

U.S. Producers


Atlantic Lodge

Member of # 221



Kalurah Shrine Temple

Honorary Member


Board Member

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In 2011, James, Sr., announced his semi-retirement by handing over the keys to one of America's foremost circuses to his son, James M. Hamid, Jr., great-grandson of the legendary circus pioneer.
James M. Hamid Jr. James Hamid Jr Hamid Circus, Inc.'s Owner & Producer, James M. Hamid, Jr., still fondly recalls the time as a boy when his dad would take him to visit the family circus on tour. "The clowns used to put make-up on me and allow me to walk with them in the opening spec or wave to the crowd during Finale. I recognized then, as I do today, there is something special about bringing smiles to audience's faces." During his high school and early college years, James, Jr., worked in all phases of the family business from circus roustabout to production manager to executive, to becoming the youngest State Fair manager in the history of the United States at age 24. James, Jr., is acutely aware of all the minute details that go into production of the two-hour family-oriented spectacular. James, Jr., is a member of the following organizations

About Us - Hamid Circus Inc. - The Circus Is Coming to Town...

James M. Hamid Sr.
James M. Hamid, Sr., a third generation Circus Producer, began his career working summers carrying huge tin letters used to advertise the current attractions on the electrical billboards of the world famous Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ. After a stint in the U.S. Army and his graduation from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Hamid returned to the family amusement businesses, this time as Director of Public Relations and Advertising for the various Hamid holdings, including the Steel Pier, New Jersey State Fair and the Greensboro Agricultural Fair. When Hamid's grandfather, circus founder George A. Hamid, Sr., fell ill, James, Sr. was thrust into the role of Vice President and Production Manager of the big 3-ring extravaganza. Just like his father and grandfather, James, Sr. grew to love the circus. "The Circus has adapted over the years to take advantage of the latest technology in lighting and sound," says Hamid, "but the tried and true basics are still why people come to the show year after year. They want performing animals, clowns and spectacular aerial acts. The Circus is still bringing the same laughter, gasps and wonderment to the 21st Century as it did for the 19th and 20th Century patrons." Hamid also serves the industry in another capacity. As President of Circus Producers Association, he works with the other U.S. Producers in helping to insure that quality and honesty are integral ingredients to today's circus productions. The Association also plays a key role in mediating disputes within the industry and is instrumental in maintaining insurance coverage for all performers. James, Sr. is a member of Atlantic Lodge #221 F. & A.M., a member of Crescent and Murat Shrines, honorary member of Arab and Kalurah Shrines, a member of Circus Fans of America, the Circus Historical Society and the Outdoor Amusement Business Association. James lives in Galloway, NJ with his wife Lorraine. He has five children and seven grandchildren.


Death of James Hamid, Sr.
CFA News Detail Death of James Hamid, Sr. Posted 2/1/2014 12:16:24 PM by Mort Gamble


James M. Hamid, Jr., CFA Chair for New Jersey
(Click image to view full size) James M. Hamid, Jr., CFA Chair for New Jersey, as photographed by Dr. Don Curtis.

CFA News Detail

James M. Hamid, Jr., has been named New Jersey State Chairman for the Circus Fans Association of America.
A fourth-generation member of the Hamid Circus family and a lifelong circus enthusiast, Jim has valuable perspectives on both sides of the circus world: as producer/performer and as patron, notes Maxine House, an active CFA member from New Jersey and President-Elect of the Circus Fans. Jim has spoken at various regional and national functions of the CFA, providing updates on the modern operation of the Hamid Circus and the many issues impacting the circus industry today. He was named to the post by District 3 Director David P. Orr. Hamid will succeed Frank Robie, who has held the post successfully for many years, served as a convention chair three times and as national CFA president. Jim Hamid expects to remain very active in recruiting members to the CFA from the New Jersey area. Experienced in all phases of circus operation, from "roustabout" to floor manager to executive, he currently serves as Vice President and Production Manager of the Hamid Circus. When he was 24, he was named the youngest State Fair Manager in the history of the nation. He has been active in CFA for a number of years, serving as President of the George A. Hamid Tent No. 109, Southern New Jersey, and has served on the Board of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) Circus Unit. He lives in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, with his wife Shirley and children Belinda and James III.

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