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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)
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 & Wednesday.
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 Sunday! He’ll be performing with his full band on Tuesday 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 Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th on the Clackamas Corral Stage!
With years of performing experience, Carrie religiously draws the audience into a wondrous musical experience. With her physique, stage presence, and the uncanny vocal resemblance of Linda Rondstandt meets Patsy Cline, it's clear why Carrie Cunningham's popularity is spreading like wildfire from the Northwest regions of the US to scores of locations around the globe! Come watch her perform live on Tuesday & Wednesday with her Carried Away Jazz Trio, and on Sunday with the Carrie Cunningham Band.
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 Thursday, Friday & Saturday of Fair.
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 Wednesday Night.
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!
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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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 Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
|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 18th.
|Oregon’s New History Minstrels
Oregon’s 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 Friday, August 19th.
Rae cut her singing teeth in the piano bars and comedy clubs of Los Angeles, and it gave her the sense of humor she brings to her show today. She has played the big and little stages of Northwest’s favorite clubs, dance floors and festivals helping to mold a signature sound that spans from a danceable get up and groove to a haunting slide tone that will make you want to find a back porch and sit a spell. Rae Gordon performances are not only a show, but a celebration, as Gordon follows the policy that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met…yet. You’ll be able to catch her at the Fair this year on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
Portland’s Samsel 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, Saturday & Sunday.
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 Thursday, Friday & Saturday!
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 21st on the Main Lawn Stage.
|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.