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Back by popular demand, in the Family Fun Grove will be the Ag-Ventureland! This free hands-on adventure will feature agricultural and educational activities including goat and cow milking, corn and bean play boxes, craft stations, pedal tractors and more! Open every day in the Family Fun Grove during the Clackamas County Fair.
|A Pony Ride Adventure/Palanuk Enterprises
That's right, the ponies are back! Hand led, free rein pony rides as seen at the Oregon State Fair 2010. Ponies in many sizes, shapes and colors are available for your enjoyment all week long. This year the ponies will be in the Family Fun Grove so be sure to look for them there. (Ticketed Activity)
|Bachelor & Bachelorettes
A local square dancing club will be kicking up their heels on Wednesday, August 19th on the Main Lawn Stage.
Andean flute soloist, Sean Koreski, completely engulfs and mezmorizes his audiences with the deep breathy sounds of Panpikes and other Andean Flutes that evoke, without words, images of the mystic lands they come from. The sound of exotic percussion completes this amazing sound! All the way from the canyon like Toyo (bass panflute), to the eagle like Kena soaring high in tone, these instruments speak to the hearts of all people while in the hands of this skilled musician. Come listen to his marvelous melodies at the Fair on Tuesday & Saturday.
|Big Yellow Taxi
Ken Brewer, Margot Kelly and Steve Kelly are all veterans of the Portland music scene, playing in a number of local bands including Return Flight, Deep Blue Soul Revue, The Eric Larsen Band and others. Wanting to do something that was in contrast to these projects, the three of them got together to create an acoustic based, intimate musical experience. The idea was to take songs from a variety of musical genres including but not limited to rock, r&b, country, jazz, and blues; rearrange them to fit the stripped down instrumentation of an acoustic trio and give these songs a new and interesting interpretation. They will be performing at the Fair on Saturday, August 22nd.
Brady Goss (piano and vocals) was described from an early age as a piano phenom. Today he is recognized as an electrifying entertainer. Those who have witnessed his live show are awed by his formidable keyboard speed then grabbed by soulful vocals that are loaded with passion and bring out the feel good emotions that keep fans of all ages wanting more. Influences such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, John Mayer, Eric Clapton and more, with his own unique improvisational style. Don't miss out on seeing him live at the Fair on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! He’ll be performing with his full band on Saturday night.
Original, contemporary, diverse and entertaining are just a few of the words one could use to describe this experienced and fresh sounding group of talented musicians known as Brewer’s Grade. Zac Grooms, Cody Christopherson, Nolan Hare, Al Hare and Joe Smart are not only refined musicians in their own ways, but together form a sound and energy that cannot be found with just any collaboration. These gentlemen give to music what every great song needs; Heart and soul! You can hear their music at the Fair on Saturday, August 22nd on the Clackamas Corral Stage!
This four piece country band, fronted by lead singer Charmin Gibson, will be performing on Sunday, August 23rd on the Family Fun Grove Stage.
A Blues and standards band, the Greydogz, will perform classics ranging from bee-bop and swing, jazz, and blues including covers of the Rolling Stones, BB King, and more! Be sure to catch them on Wednesday and Friday of Fair.
|JD Platt's K-9 Kings
The K-9 Kings is the only high flying dog show featuring 13 different dog breeds, the only daredevil dog agility, one of the rarest breeds in the world, the only "comic book hero", and the fastest frisbee dog in the world! Aided by multiple trainers, these dogs perform to a fun mix of music, costumes, comedy, and audience participation to bring you the best show on four legs. You can cheer on these confident canines every day at the Fair in the Family Fun Grove at 11am, 2pm and 5pm.
Jeanne Coady is back at the Fair this year! She will once again be bringing Patsy Cline back to life with classics like "Walkin’ After Midnight" and "Crazy", and more. Also this year she’ll be bringing other “American Classics” for your listening pleasure. Jeanne captures not only Patsy's haunting voice, but also her stage presence and her ability to play an audience like an instrument. Come have your heart broken again by the music of Patsy Cline and other artists on Tuesday and Wednesday of Fair.
In 2003, Harms was named Female Vocalist of the Year and accepted the award for Song of the Year from the Western Music Association. She is also a multiple winner of Academy of Western Artists Awards, including the top honor of Entertainer of the Year for 2002, and she continues building audiences through appearances on the famed Grand Ole Opry and a recent stint at New York City's Carnegie Hall. You can hear her wonderful western melodies at the Fair on Friday and Sunday.
Chapter one: Rhys Thomas is bitten by a radioactive juggler. . . Sorry, nothing so freaky. In reality Rhys learned to juggle in high school to impress a girl and then lost the girl and juggled to forget. Rhys will help you get “in touch with your inner buffoon” using his unique brand of comedy and truly amazing juggling stunts. Check him out on YouTube and then check him out every day at the Fair!
|Karla's Academy of Performing Arts
Come and see these talented individuals perform a mini musical with singing, dancing, and speaking parts. They will perform Thursday, August 16th at 11am on the Grove Stage.
|Maralee's Dance Production and Design
Based out of Oregon City, Maralee's proudly presents the Millennium Dance Crew. These dancers are state champions, but you can see them at the Fair on Tuesday, August 18th!
For singer/songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a deeply personal and emotional journey, but more importantly, it is a way to connect with the world. He seeks to inspire and encourage others through his songs and performances. While Mikael has drawn comparisions to John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Phillip Phillips, his other inspriations include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the blues, and more. These influences, combined with his compelling and vivid story telling, have led to an album that, like the artist himself, goes far beyond initial impressions.
Balloon Twister Extraordinaire! Miranda specializes in animal and flower balloons, such as turtles, fish, lady bugs, and more! She will be roaming the grounds every day of the Clackamas County Fair.
Portland’s own “silver man” is coming back to the Clackamas County Fair! You will be able to find him around the grounds. Keep a close eye out for him, you never know when he will move next! You can look him up on YouTube for a preview.
Nate Botsford is an emerging artist based in Portland, Oregon. His first CD "Pearl" was released in February 2010 and is available on iTunes. Nate's style is unique and memorable -- straight from the heart, with relatable music and lyrics. According to Nate, “Music is the career I’ve dreamed about since I could ride a bike without training wheels!” You can see him at the Fair on Thursday and Friday.
|New History Minstrels
The New History Minstrels are a singing organization that sings male barbershop style music. You will have the pleasure of listening to their quartet at the Clackamas County Fair on the Main Lawn Stage on Thursday, August 20th.
A magnificent young talent, Olivia is quickly making a name for herself in the country music world. Daughter of Western-Swing singer, Joni Harms, she will amaze you with abilities beyond her years. You can hear her live at the Fair on Friday, August 21st and Sunday, August 23rd.
|Oregon Old Time Fiddlers
Come listen to the sounds of old fashioned fiddling. Every weekend, somewhere in Oregon, fiddlers gather in grange halls, senior centers, or where ever they can play music together. But on Wednesday, August 19th, they will be performing on the Grove Stage for the Clackamas County Fair from 2pm-4pm. You won't want to miss their jam session!
|Oregon Trail Pitchpipers
The Oregon Trail Pitchpipers is a singing organization that sings male barbershop style music. You will have the pleasure of listening to their quartet at the Clackamas County Fair on Thursday, August 20th.
Born and raised in Wilsonville, Oregon, Ryan is pursuing a music career in Nashville, Tennessee. With the release of his debut album, Start to Wonder, Ryan has woven together a collection of songs that honor his musical heroes, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the Steve Miller Band. His live show reflects a youthful enthusiasm that endures to captivate listeners. You will be able to hear him perform on Saturday and Sunday at the Fair.
|Samsel & the Skirt
Portland’s Samsel and the Skirt tells stories of hope, heartbreak and disconnect with energetic and emotional performances. Churched on soul, rock, and blues, the band’s catchy lyrics are complimented with thoughtful musicianship. Their debut release “Shoebox” is honest, taking you on journeys of love, fear and brokenness while staying hopeful in the power of music. You can hear this self described “alt-country” band at the Fair on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
SHOWDOWN is a regional Oregon/Washington 5 piece band playing spanking new and classic gold country with just a hint of southern rock and blues thrown in. Their setlist is always fresh, built around the latest country material from Blake Shelton, Jamey Johnson, Alan Jackson and Billy Currington, to name a few. SHOWDOWN also covers classic and outlaw country from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Waylong Jennings. Simply put, these guys can rock! Always a fun show, they never disapoint and will have you dancing and singing along all night long. You can catch their performance on Friday, August 21st in the Clackamas Corral.
Skybound Blue is harmony-driven, foot-stomping, dig deep and tell the story in your bones kind of music. This Americana band is fronted by married duo Jenny and Matt Behnke based near Portland Oregon. When you meet them you know instantly there is some kind of special mojo between these two. The chemistry that happens onstage is mesmerizing and the songwriting honest. Skybound Blue's sophomore album was released Jan 2015, but you can hear their music at the Fair on Tuesday & Thursday!
Strumshine will be performing on Friday, August 21st, at the Clackamas County Fair.
Members: Charmin Gibson- Vocals & acoustic guitar; Josh Church- Vocals & acoustic guitar; Harley Wainscott- Vocals & acoustic guitar; Jessica Nicole- Vocals.
Hypnotist Extraordinaire! The latest member of a family of renowned hypnotists, Tammy has perfected a family oriented show that has been performed all over the United States, and is considered by many to be the premier hypnosis show. See her select audience volunteers and put them in a state of hypnosis on Sunday, August 23rd on the Main Lawn Stage.
Terry plays everything from Jimmy Buffett, reggae, soca, calypso, rock, salsa and even country tunes. He has a diverse and expansive repertoire of music. If you fly into Portland stop by Beaches PDX airport location where Terry has been playing steel pan for 4 years. Luckily, you don’t need to go to the airport to hear his beautiful steel drum melodies. Terry will be performing at the Fair on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Tropical Storm is the brainchild of Northwest Panman Terry Baber, and they are a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Everybody in Tropical Storm, is an extremely gifted musician. The band instantly got into a groove and is going to bring their unique twist on Northwestern Trop Rock to the entire country! You’ll be able to hear them at the Fair on Wednesday so don’t miss out!
|Westside Dance Academy
Westside features performance dance groups that exhibit their skills at local community events and venues including retirement centers, parades, and county fairs. Many of them also compete in regional competitions, often advancing to the national level, with most of the regional competitions being in the Portland, Oregon area or near Seattle, Washington. Westside's goals for their performance members include becoming the best dancers they can be, build high self-esteem, practice good sportsmanship, express their "inner selves" through dance, and have fun! Come see them at the Fair on the Grove Stage.