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Red Gate Entrance

Open Daily: 12PM-9PM

RYAN ‘ARCY’ CHRISTENSON- Street Artist

Known for his paint splashed style of large scale mural art, Ryan ‘ARCY’ Christenson has been defining his skills for over a decade. In 2015, ARCY announced his North American live event mural tour, where he took his skills on the road, painting 8’ x 12’ specifically formulated event walls in front of thousands of onlookers in many of the largest cities across the nation. ARCY has worked for the likes of The Smithsonian Institute, America’s National Parks Service, and the Walt Disney Hometown Museum. As he travels the globe, ARCY continues to demonstrate his growing desire to leave his mark wherever he goes. ARCY currently resides in his home state of Connecticut, USA

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Miller Field

Barnyard Adventures

Open Daily: 11AM-8PM
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Kids Pedal Tractor Pull

Daily Pulls: 11:30AM-12PM, 1:30PM-2PM,2:30PM- 3PM, 5PM-5:30PM

It’s not every day a kid gets a chance to become a star of the show, unless of course he or she is at the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Competitions. Kids from four to twelve are welcome to be in the show for free and compete in a fast paced, action packed, pedal tractor pull. Each tractor has been modified for heavy pulling and is attached to a weight transfer sled. The sled is filled with a certain amount of weight which is determined by the age of each participant. The four year olds start with 25 pounds and the twelve year olds start with 250 pounds. As kids pedal down the path, the weight in the bucket transfers up the sled and makes it harder to pedal. Some kids do exceptionally well and are able to pedal the tractor all the way down the 25 foot path. Those kids go to the final round at the end of each show. Regardless of the outcome, every child is encouraged to do their best and is praised for their accomplishments. It is the mission of the Show Director during the pedal tractor pull to positively uplift each child, help create a healthy self esteem, and leave each child with a giant smile on his or her face!

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Louie Foxx

Miller Stage Daily Shows: 12:30PM-1:15PM, 3PM- 3:45PM, 6PM-6:45PM

*Tuesdays 6PM show will not be on the Miller Field stage this is a strolling act.

Louie Foxx is the consummate kid that never grew up and it’s evident as you watch him interact with audiences of all age. He is living his childhood dream of being a magician.

As a kid he realized that he excelled at all of the things that adults told him were a waste of time. Instead of playing baseball in high school, Louie built himself a rickety table and rode the bus into downtown to perform magic tricks on the street corner and got paid by “passing the hat”. He’s come a long way since then.

The Society of American Magicians voted Louie The Best Stage Magician and Best Close-Up Magician in Minnesota in 1996. He has also been featured twice in the prestigious Linking Ring magazine which is a magazine for the 13,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians! Louie has also written several books about magic tricks for professional magicians, one of which has sold over 2,300 copies!

Louie is also a Two Time Guinness World Record Holder and has been on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the nationally syndicated television show How ‘Bout That, Evening Magazine, New Day Northwest, Otra Movida TV in Spain, and in London’s Guardian Newspaper!
Louie is enjoying life as the rockstar dad. He now has a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and build forts out of the sofa cushions.

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Eric Haines

Miller Stage Daily Shows: 2PM-2:30PM & 4:30PM- 5PM
Daily Strolling Acts: 12PM- 12:30PM & 3PM- 3:30PM

Guitar-slinging comedian Eric Haines brings pure entertainment to the world of comedy, with an act that is part rock concert, part comedy show and part twisted, bizarre circus. His comedy songs have been featured on the Dr. Demento Radio program, and he was the winner of the Northwest Comedy Competition. Whether it’s stand-up comedy, unforgettable characters, original music, a six foot unicycle routine or amazing variety acts, Eric Haines puts on a spectacular show that truly has something for everyone.
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Jerry Harris- Hypnotist

Miller Stage Daily Shows: 7PM- 8PM & 9PM-10PM

Many people ask me how I became a Hypnotist, As a child I grew up wanting to become a policeman. When I enrolledin college, my goal was to become an FBI agent. When I graduated in 1975, I had fulfilled all of the educational requirements necessary to enroll in the FBI Academy. There was only one problem. I found out there was a height requirement of 5 foot 9 inches. I wasn't quite that tall and there were no exceptions!

Then I persued a career in sales. After nine years I found myself living in Florida, married with three children, and living the good life. I had worked my way up to become a V.P. of a major corporation. With the responsibility came a lot of travel. One day in 1985 I held an airline ticket on a small commuter plane. When I arrived at the airport that day and I decided to catch a later flight instead of possibly getting sick on a small plane. After takeoff, the commuter fight crashed with no survivors.
When I arrived home that evening I told my wife the situation and suggested she go back to school to fulfill her nursing certification in the event something happen to me. Instead she put a one million dollar life insurance policy on me. Approximately 30 days later I held a ticket on another commuter that went down with no survivors. Again I urged my wife to go back to school. She then put a two million dollar policy on me and looked into a nursing program.

She found they were offering a hypnosis course for nurses, and she enrolled. I became a little concerned, because I thought hypnosis was fake and doubted she would be able to support our three children if something truly happened to me. It didn't take me very long to realize just how real hypnosis truly was.

I continued my career until one day my body began to shut down due to stress. I was hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer and very high blood pressure. None of the "Wonder Drug" medications had any effect on me. I was given six months to live. My doctor thought I should try hypnosis to try to bring my stress level down and my health might turn around. I knew my wife was very good, but I felt uncomfortable with any additional programming she might have done (i.e. washing dishes, scrubbing toilets, etc), so my wife sent me to Gil Boyne, the leading authority on hypnosis and the director of the Hypnosis Training Institute of Los Angeles. After our brief meeting my health began to improve, so I enrolled in the institute to help others.

Upon my graduation in 1988, Linda and I founded Alpha Dynamics. Linda continued to work with children and I began to work with executive specializing in stress control. I retired from my job in 1992, at the age of 39. My hypnosis practice grew to include self help seminars for weight reduction and stop smoking. I began doing live demonstrations at every seminar.

These live demonstrations were basically the same as the stage hypnosis I had seen in Reno and Las Vegas. The main difference between my demonstrations and the entertainment show was that I tried to educate my audience on the power of their own subconscious minds. but doing it in a humorous fashion. This allowed my show to be funny without purposely embarrassing my subjects.

My unique combination of entertainment and education has proven to be very successful. I perform over 300 shows per year. I now have two of my daughters doing it as well. I travel all over the country performing at colleges, high schools, night clubs and County and State fairs. My show is always high quality, family oriented show that will be long remembered by all.

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4X8 Square Dancers

Miller Stage: Tuesday August 15th 5:30PM- 6:45PM
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Southfield

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Tumbleweed Crossing


Daily Shows: 12PM-12:25PM, 3:30PM-3:55PM, 8:15PM-8:40PM

Tumbleweed Crossing is an award winning comedy wild west gunfight stunt show!

Bring the Laughter and excitement of our major amusement park shows to your event with "Tumbleweed Crossing", our Award Winning COMEDY WILD WEST GUNFIGHT STUNT SHOW complete with traveling, authentic, WILD WEST TOWN set! Tumbleweed Crossing is now available for performances at major fairs and events nationwide.

The foot print and performance area necessary for our show is:
46' wide and 30' deep.

Tumbleweed Crossing will take you on a ZANY trip back to the WILD WEST where laughs fl y like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land! All shows are audience interactive, family friendly, crowd pleasing COMEDIES for young and old alike.

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Predators of the Heart

Daily Shows: 12:30PM-1:20PM, 4PM-4:50PM, 6:30PM-7:20PM

We have been captivating and educating audiences since 1998 and have become the largest traveling exhibitor in the Northwest. Our sanctuary is in Anacortes, WA on a 10 acre parcel that houses wolves, cougars, bobcats, birds of prey, many different species of reptiles and small mammals. We are insured and licensed by the USDA that ensures the safe keeping, proper care, and humane exhibition of our animals. Our goal is to educate children about wildlife, not only to teach the facts about the animals, but to use an approach that leads to an appreciation, affection, compassion and respect for these living creatures - to make it clear that an animal's value is not determined by its similarity or services to humans. Our purpose is to develop caring and concern for the animals. Our aim is to help open the eyes of their hearts to see that all nature is interconnected and realize that apart from it we cannot survive. We also serve as a sanctuary for animals that cannot be reintroduced to the wild and need a safe and healthy environment to live out the remainder of their lives.
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Strolling Acts

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Tangled Threads

Daily Strolling Acts: 1PM-1:30PM, 4PM-4:30PM, 7PM-7:30PM, 8PM- 8:30PM

The Tangled Threads are The Jarquin and Jen, a multi-talented duo from Portland, Oregon. Their high-low act that portrays a human doll marionette controlled by a nine foot tall steampunk wind-up man as well an unconventional musical duo comprised of a stiltwalking ukelele player, a multi-instrumental washboard playing rhythm section, and some sweet harmonies.

They have two roving performances

The Lost Toys

Set adrift when their train car derailed somewhere in Eastern Europe, the Clockwork Jarquin and Mari wander the world seeking their makers. With only each other to rely on, they charm audiences with an array of tricks. Whether dancing, juggling, flipping hats, or just clowning around, this pair of not-quite-humans is sure to draws looks of amazement. One of the most striking acts around, the Lost Toys must be seen to be believed!

The Troubadours

Like minstrels of old, the Troubadours roam the land singing for their supper. With a repertoires that includes classic hits, children’s tunes, and an eclectic selection of comic, new and slightly bizarre songs, the Troubadours appeal to all ages. A visual treat and a delight to the ear, this pair of globe trotters bring smiles to audiences everywhere!

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Atlas Robotics

Daily Strolling Acts: 11:30AM-12PM, 3:30PM-4PM, 5:30PM-6PM, 7:30PM- 8PM

Since 1984 Atlas Robotics has been building and providing life-size interactive robots for entertainment the world over. We have entertained in London, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Canada, South America, and of course all across this beautiful land of ours in the US. We have performed for such notables as: Bill Gates, George Lucas, William Randolf Hearst III, California governor Pete Wilson, the Prince of UAE, as well as thousands and thousands of regular folk like you and me. Children of all ages enjoy laughing and talking with our fun loving robots. We hope you do too.—Jules Bamberger

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