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"The Fat Controller was right; delivering the coal is a very important job."
— Percy

Percy and the Funfair, retitled Percy and the Carnival in American releases, is the fourth episode of the tenth season.


The Fat Controller's funfair is coming to Sodor much to the excitement of all of the children and engines, especially Percy. At Tidmouth Sheds, the Fat Controller gives the engines their jobs. Gordon is to take the fairground folk, Toby is to bring the bumper cars, Edward is to haul the carousel, Henry is to pull the roller coaster, James and Emily are to bring the Ferris wheel, and Thomas is to collect the fireworks and the Chinese dragon. Percy is hopeful that he will be given a special job, but the Fat Controller tells him to deliver coal to all of the coal bunkers on the railway.

Percy is disappointed; he thinks that delivering coal is not an important job at all. After collecting the coal trucks, Percy sets off with his deliveries. However, whilst waiting at a red signal by a school, Percy sees Edward and Toby pass by. Thinking that helping his friends is much more important, Percy leaves his coal trucks behind.

However, neither Toby nor Edward need Percy's help, nor do Emily, James, Henry, Gordon, or Thomas. After trying to help his friends, Percy quickly remembers that he had not delivered any of the coal. To make matters worse, James and Emily are out of coal. Percy realizes how wrong he was to abandon his job, so he rushes off to collect his coal trucks.

Very soon, thanks to Percy, the coal bunkers are refilled and all of the engines are on the move again. At last, the fun fair is ready and Percy arrives there just as the entertainment begins. Now Percy knows that delivering the coal is a very important job.




  • This is the first appearance of the Chinese Dragon since the third season episode, Thomas, Percy and the Dragon.
  • This is the first episode where all the engines' given jobs are mentioned or at least the Steam Team's jobs:
    • Thomas - Pulling The Chinese Dragon
    • Edward - Pulling the merry-go-round
    • Henry - Pulling the rollercoaster
    • Gordon - Taking the fairground folk to the fair
    • James - Pulling the ferris wheel with Emily
    • Percy - Delivering coal to the stations
    • Toby - Pulling the bumper cars
    • Emily - Pulling the ferris wheel with James


  • The narrator says, "Toby was pulling flatbeds", but he clearly was not.
  • When Percy arrives at the funfair, he is seen to Henry's right which is where Toby was earlier.
  • When Edward passes Percy, Edward and Henry's themes are playing at the same time.
  • When James says "There's no coal at the stations," his right (viewer left) lamp iron is oversized.
  • Before Percy goes up to James who ran out of coal, he is on the outer track. But when he pulls up next to him, he is on the middle track.
  • Michael Angelis says the Fat Controller arrived at Tidmouth instead of saying "Tidmouth Sheds".
  • Also, in the full shot of the Fat Controller with his two men, white tack can be seen on his left (viewer's right) foot.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Percy y la Feria Percy and the Fair
Norwegian Percy og tivoliet Percy and the Funfair
Japanese パーシーといどうゆうえんち Percy and the Funfair
Dutch Percy en de kermis Percy and the Funfair
Russian Перси и ярмарка развлечений Percy and the Funfair
Italian Percy e il Luna Park Percy and the Luna Park
Chinese 培西和游乐园 Percy and the Amusement Parks
Korean 축제준비 Festival Preporations
Danish Percy og tivoliet Percy and the Fairground
Hungarian A Legfontosabb Feladat The Most Important Task
Swedish Percy och tivolit Percy and the Fairground
Finnish Pekka ja Huvipuisto Percy and the Amusement Park
Polish Piotrek i wesołe miasteczko Percy and the Funfair
Portuguese Percy e o parque de diversões Percy and the Amusement Park
Romanian Percy și Carnavalul Percy and the Carnival
Czech Percy a pouť Percy and the Pilgrimage
German Percy und der Jahrmarkt Percy and the Fairground
Slovak Percy a jarmok Percy and the Fair
Thai เพอร์ซีและงานรื่นเริง Percy and the Carnival

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