Save the Date! July 24-28, 2019
Wed – Sat: 11 am to 11 pm, Sun 11 am to 8 pm

You can learn how to paint on porcelin at the Fair with the reigning Creative Exhibits Champ!

2018 Grounds Entertainment!

Check out this year's exciting entertainers and sensational shows!

Steve Chaney-corny crow

Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 1:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:45pm
Sunday: 12:15pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm

Ventriloquist Steve Chaney, with “Cornelius, Gus & Foster”, has been performing his high-energy ventriloquism show for over 25 years throughout Canada, and at state and county fairs in Alaska, California, Oregon, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, as well as a special appearance on the popular Discovery Channel's TV show, “MythBusters”. Steve and his characters combine songs, magic, audience participation and lots of humor to make this family show memorable. As Jason, age 6, stated after watching Steve's show at the Alameda County Fair: "I laughed so hard, I thought my brains fell out."

freestyle mx world wide tour 

Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 1:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
Sunday: 11:15am, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Freestyle Motocross riders performing the best tricks and whips of the sport of Freestyle Motocross. Featuring names and stars of the X-games, Gravity Games, and Dew Tour.  Freestyle Motocross ramp to ramp performance, jumps and tricks performed on metal take-off ramp to metal landing ramp approx 75' gap to 40' high, backflips, Superman seat grab, Nac-Nac, Cliff Hanger are all just a sample of the tricks these athletes will be boasting! 


Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm 
Sunday: Noon, 2:15pm, 4:30pm

Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other. Experience a comedic onslight of absurd idesa and odd skills and see why this two-time Guinness World Record holder was voted Seattle's Funniest Physical Comedian. Visit for more information!

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs

Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: Noon, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:15pm
Sunday: 11:45am, 1:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm

The All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are a team of eight athletes who race four-at-a-time around a 100-foot, sawdust-covered track. Each show consists of three rounds of racing, with the championship race pitting the four fastest racers from the earlier races in the show. There is also one surprise feature before the championship race. The pigs run flat track and hurdles, and take their breaks in the luxurious, air-conditioned "Piggy Penthouse". When the heat gets too much, the two-legged crew members take refuge from the sun by joining the racers in their comfortable home on wheels. The All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are licensed and routinely inspected by USDA animal welfare representatives.


Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 3:00pm, 8:15pm
Sunday: 2:45pm, 7:45pm

The tractor is one trick ride, but can it really pull all that weight? What you can't see is the special heavy-duty gearing underneath the tractors. The only gear is low, low, low. And that is how a ten-year old pulls the distance with two hundred pounds in the sled. This is one mean machine, and the kids all get to drive it! Just for ages 4-12, pedal tractor competitors race side-by-side down a 30-foot track. The older you are the more weight you begin with. If you "pull out", going the full 30-feet, you earn another run in the next round-this time with twice the weight! Everyone keeps going until the weight finally brings them to a halt. Every competitor goes home with a custom prize ribbon and a certificate with the weight and distance pulled. Every run gives mom and dad a great photo opportunity, or pose for a special shot by the race crew after the competition.


Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 7:45pm
Sunday: 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm

Professor Smart's Science Show has been performed for hundreds of thousands of people all over the country. “That was fun!” are the words most heard after his shows.  Trained as a juggler and comedian, Todd Victor brings science to life with story telling and cool demonstrations. Accurate and funny, he uses many volunteers.  Get ready to laugh and learn. Watch out, because things will be flying! Look for the Blue and Yellow Family Fun Stage Tents!


Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30am, 3:15pm, 6:45pm, Hula Hoop Pop-up: 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:15am, 5:00pm, Hula Hoop Pop-up: 1:30pm, 3:45pm

Coventry & Kaluza bring a variety of skills and thrills to their show which features knife juggling, dangerous acrobatics, extraordinary music, high numbers hula hooping and bucket loads of ridiculousness. You may find yourself rolling in your seat with laughter, sitting on the edge of your seat with suspense or standing on your seat to applaud this extraordinary high energy show by award winning circus artists Coventry and Kaulza. Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza were clown school sweethearts and are graduates of both the first and second year programs of the Clown Conservatory at San Francisco’s Circus Center. They have performed with the New Pickle Circus, Pickle Circus School Tour, Circus Bella, Flynn Creek Circus, Circus of Sound, Vegetable Circus, Sweet Can Productions, and are now venturing into state and county fairs. Coventry & Kaluza won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival. 2018 marks over a decade of collaboration for Coventry & Kaluza!

comedy hypnosis & comedy magic with alan sands

Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:45am, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm


Comedy Hypnotist Alan Sands skillfully blends audience participation with situation comedy. With hundreds of credits for fair, festival and amusement park audiences? Look no further!

The SandMan takes his volunteers on a “vacation of the mind.” His side-splitting stage hypnosis exhibition uses 12 volunteers and lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Only the imagination of volunteers limits their experience. Plus+ audiences are left feeling educated, entertained, and enlightened—it’s EduTainment!


Daily Schedule: Noon-8:00pm

Stop by Storyville to relax and recharge! Enjoy the backyard atmosphere with activities such as Reading, Storytelling, Games, Puzzles, Blocks and more! And then set off again to enjoy the Fair! 

toddler zone/Nursing station

Daily Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-8:00pm

The Toddler Zone, a perfect place for toddlers and their parents to take a much needed break and hit the reset button. Inside the Convention Center in Meeting Room 1, you'll find an air conditioned space with tables for adults and children alike, colorful hands on activities, puzzles, building blocks and toys galore, a matted play area and a changing/nursing gazebo create a perfect oasis for fun and relaxation. Come and join us!

Fritter Critters

Strolling throughout the week!
The Fritter Critters are an award-winning group of physical artists/performers inside a variety of colorful and unique super-sized costumes! The mission is simple have fun!! It's a tough job and they take their play seriously with spontaneous slapstick and comedic relief, endless monstrous hugging, hamming it up for family photos and spreading their infectious fun to kids of all ages. Fill your empty arms with a furry group hug and keep an eye out for your favorite ambassador of fun--the Fritter Critters!

washboard willy

Strolling throughout the week!
Washboard Willy is a unique, interactive children's entertainer that provides a special combination of rhythm, sound effects, and comedy to delight everyone. Willy's love of people and music shows in a special warmth, energy and spontaneity that irresistibly captures one's imagination. With his own kind of energy, Washboard Willy has become a Pied Piper of Rhythm in children of all ages. His interactive style connects with all audiences. During his performance he and Wishboard Wanda pass out hand-held rhythm instruments to the kids and together they become Willy's Washboard Jamboree. With thimbles on his gloves and bells and whistles on his rhythm board, Washboard Willy is fast becoming a low tech, high-energy washboard legend known around the world.