• Bandaloni

    Bandaloni

    August 8-18 | Strolling

    Genre: Family

    The one man band Bandaloni's strolling show is a fun, audience interactive, ground level performance executed on his eye popping, highly customized sound system which Bandaloni the one man band refers to as his ‘Grandfather's iPod’ or ‘the Granpod’. Used in conjunction with the ‘Bandwagon’, it is fully battery operated, wireless and remote controlled which gives him the ability to perform literally anywhere! Every strolling show is different from the last and that’s how he likes it. You never know what you’ll encounter except good times, plenty of laughs and wide eyed-smiles of amazement from the whole family.

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  • Brian Sobaski

    Brian Sobaski

    August 8-18 | Daily on display

    Genre: Family

    Brian Sobaski of Minnesota works primarily with temporary, large-scale, event straw sculptures. His whimsical characters have been a hit with Fairgoers at the last two Iowa State Fairs. We can't wait to see what he creates for 2019!

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  • Chainsaw Carvers Gary Keenan & TJ Jenkins

    Chainsaw Carvers Gary Keenan & TJ Jenkins

    August 8-18 | To Be Announced

    Genre: Family

    Gary will carve nearly anything that reasonably fits the tree or log. He stays very busy with commissioned work, carving both topped trees and freestanding logs. He has done well in competitions, both in the U.S. and abroad. Gary was invited to participate in "Sculptree"/Westonbirt Festival of the Tree, to take place in August 2007, in England. This is quite an honor, since Gary was the only American to be invited, out of a total of only twelve wood sculptors invited. Gary also carves at fairs, festivals, city events and open houses.

    TJ's work as a chainsaw artist all started with a rotten log used for chainsaw carving practice.  With lots of practice, he ended up carving a bear head out of a tree trunk.  Since then, he has carved over 70 bear heads in all shapes, sizes and painted with the wildest color schemes you can imagine.

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  • Kachunga and the Alligator

    August 8-18 | To Be Announced

    Genre: Family

    Kachunga & The Alligator Show began in 1982 as a public awareness program designed to bring alligators and other wildlife to schools to educate students.

    It has since grown into one of today's most popular shows in the fairs and festivals business. Kachunga & The Alligator has been thrilling and educating audiences from coast to coast for over 15 years.

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  • Rock-It the Robot

    August 8-18 | Strolling

    Genre: Family

    More than just a costume character, Rock-it is a high tech body puppet. Rock-it projects an array of blue lights through his chest, arms and face.  At night, he puts on his own light show. This nine foot tall gentle giant stands head and shoulders above the crowds.  Rock-it has a built in sound system for speech and music. Rock-it has an animated face with moving eyes, brows and mouth making him all the more life like. Rock-it's hands and arms are built using a complex system of joints and cables with independently moving fingers.

    Rock-It has numerous digital voices for speaking and singing. Rock-it spontaneously talks with crowds using his own brand of robotic humor.  Rock-it walks around quite freely and drives his own "ROBO-GO-GO" scooter.  He has his own built music for dancing and serenading.

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  • Sandscapes

    Sandscapes

    August 8-18 | Always available for viewing

    Genre: Family

    Sandscapes is owned and operated by Greg and Brandi Glenn in San Luis Obispo, California. Originally formed in 1991, Sandcapes' humble beginnings emerged from the competitive sand sculpture scene on the beaches of Southern California. It was soon apparent that sand sculpture was more than a mere passion and in 1986 Greg and Brandi began dabbling in sand sculpture professionally. By 1987, they had quit their original professions and became full time professional sand sculptors.

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  • Sea Lion Splash

    August 8-18 | To Be Announced

    Genre: Family

    Sea Lion Splash is a unique show that will have crowds cheering and laughing.  The show is an educational show with a Splash.  The sea lions will amaze the crowd as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands and show their pretty smiles.  This is the only show in the U.S. to feature both California and South American sea lions.

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  • The Red Trouser Show (Acrobatics, Fire and Comedy)

    The Red Trouser Show (Acrobatics, Fire and Comedy)

    August 8-18 | 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

    Genre: Family

    The Red Trouser Show is a high end street theater show. They perform worldwide at Festivals, Fairs, Circuses, Street Events and Corporate Events!

    Show is located on Expo Hill

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  • Wool Riders Only Mutton Bustin'

    August 8-18 | To Be Announced

    Genre: Family

    Wool Riders Only is "The Toughest Sport on Wool" - boys and girls, three to six years old, weighing less than 60lbs try to ride a sheep for a full six seconds. If they make it six seconds, the child then recieves a score just like a bull rider would! Highest score of the round wins. If no rider makes it the full six seconds, whoever rode the longest wins that round.

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