© 2020 Dale Brumfield and HJH Media

© 2020 Dale Brumfield and HJH Media



Dale Brumfield releases

10th book in 10 years with

“Theme Park Babylon”


Richmond-area author, “American Grotesk” journalist, anti-death penalty advocate and Cultural Archaeologist Dale M. Brumfield is proud to announce the September 23, 2019 release of his 10th book in 10 years, THEME PARK BABYLON.

“The memo just came out … everything’s gone crazy.”

THEME PARK BABYLON is set on the March 27, 1980 opening of Burkewood Fun Park’s 30th season. After graduating from a Virginia university with an almost worthless degree during the 1980 recession, “Dale” has to settle for a low-paying seasonal job helping inspect and maintain rides and attractions at this large family-owned amusement park. Working with an oddball ensemble of full-time and seasonal fellow employees, Dale is forced to confront bizarre, almost southern gothic behind-the-scenes situations and encounters while he and his unconventional co-workers, administrators and managers struggle not just to remain open but salvage any remaining ragged dignity of this once popular amusement park.


By Dale M. Brumfield

Imprint: HJH Media

Price: $11.95 ● Pages: 250

ISBN: 978-0578570297

Cover illustration and design by Hunter Brumfield @Tidal Wave Studio


For media inquiries please contact HJHmedia@mail.com.

May 3, 2014

May 30, 1906 was the grand opening of what then was called “The finest amusement park south of Philadelphia” -- Richmond, Virginia's own Idlewood Park.


(Picture: From Richmond Times Dispatch, May 31, 1906)


Idlewood was the brainchild of Jake Wells, president of the ne...

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