Not wanting his son, Chris, to follow in his footsteps, a carnival barker has worked hard to save up for a college fund. When Chris shows up at the carnival, he would rather walk on the show than have Chris follow in his footsteps. Will Nifty Miller leave his dance partner high and dry?
Carie pays her younger carnie worker, Lou, to make the kid fall for her. Will it be his big break to make it in the carnival, or her big chance to leave the bright lights and have a real life? Romance blooms as Chris spends the Summer season with Lou.
Nifty learns about the trick to lure Chris into the world of carnival life. Lou’s secret about being paid to date Chris is out. How will he take it? Will love be stronger, and hold relationships together between father and son? And between Chris and Lou?
Has Nifty lost it all? When he softens up enough to visit Chris a year later he has a few surprises waiting for him.