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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)
Premier magician "Adam the Great" offers a contemporary brand of comedy magic that is fun for the entire family. Audience interaction and eye-popping magic is the perfect mix of wholesome entertainment that fair-goers will remember for a lifetime. The cliche "not another boring trick guy" does not apply here. Always ready to take you on a magical adventure that will leave you guessing, this is one act you will come back for again and again. He will be at the Fair on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Alex is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who has been voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic, appeared on "America's Got Talent" and "Last Comic Standing". He is a Hacky Sack world champion, and ranked Seattle's 3rd Best Air Guitarist! Mixing comedy with amazing stunts, physical comedy, and audience participation, you will be aching from laughing so hard. You can find him at the Fair on Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday on a stage and roaming around.
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 Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Broadway Bound is a group of talented young actors who love to perform. Broadway Bound stars Allisonn O'Neill, Anna Martin, Emily Kent, Haley Parks, Julia Kent, Natalie Scott, and Solomon Chaiyahat. They sing their favorite songs, and perform them on stage. This is a group of young professionals performing around the Portland/Vancouver area at fairs, markets, and other events.
Stroll through a lush oasis and hand feed butterflies! Need a break from the hot bustle of the Fair? Walk on over to Butterfly Adventures in the Family Fun Grove. A guide will go over the rules with you: watch where you step, be gentle handling the butterflies, and make sure you don't have any "hitch hikers" upon exiting the tent. Then enter and enjoy! You can learn what plants you need to make a butterfly-friendly garden, learn about their life cycle, and simply enjoy the beauty of the butterflies.
This group of retired musicians love to play old classic country music from artists such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens. The band members consist of: Greg Simes from Yamhill, Oregon on lead guitar; Mel Hansen from Milwaukie, Oregon on lead guitar and vocals; Carl Lewis from Sherwood, Oregon on bass guitar and vocals; Dave Schuur from McMinnville, Oregon on drums; and Jan Chapin from Gladstone, Oregon on vocals.
A trio, born on a lanai in Hawaii, found a special chemistry and sound during a beautiful sunset and have been singing and performing together ever since. Nancy Renee sings Soprano, Dixie Lou sings 2nd Soprano, and Dixie Jo sings Alto (and yes, their real names actually are Dixie). The trio sings mostly "oldies but goodies", including some songs by the Andrews Sisters, songs by the McGuire Sisters, a little country, a little gospel, and some originals by Diva and the Dixies. You can see them Wednesday at the Fair on the Family Fun Grove Stage.
Eric Haines is guaranteed to amuse and excite kids from 5 to 95 with his unique One Man Band and comedy routine, and his hilarious stilt walking characters. Be on the look out for his crazy alter-egos including: Ten-foot tall Uncle Sam, The Greatest Circus Ringmaster on Earth, Monster Pterodactyl, and more! His brand of comedy is sure to leave you laughing and wanting more. Eric can be found on Tuesday, August 14th, and Wednesday, August 15th of Fair.
Inter-species animal racing like you've never seen before! Goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, and other surprise animals wear racing silks as they hoof and waddle their way around and sometimes over the track! You can see these crazy animals every day of Fair in the Family Fun Grove.
Jeanne Coady brings Patsy back to life for a night, with spot-on renditions of great songs like "Walkin' After Midnight" and "Crazy". She has been a fixture at the Ellensburg Rodeo for more than 14 years, singing the National Anthem at one of the largest rodeos in the northwest. But her real passion is the bittersweet sound of Patsy Cline. 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.
"Not all stage hypnotists are created equal", and Jerry Harris is no exception. Professionally hypnotising people since 1992, he educates his audience on the power of their own subconscious minds. His show aims to be funny, without embarassing his volunteers. If you have seen his show and still can't get enough, he also does seminars and offers several self help programs available on his website. He'll be performing at the Fair on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th.
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.
Dance music at it's best: jazz, country, rock and swing. For a number of years Mr. Dave Dodge had contemplated organizing an ensemble of good musicians, with special arrangements in an attempt to creat a "Big Band" sound and feel in a small musical group. In 2007 he organized the "Just Friends" band with this thought in mind.
Preliminaries will be held at the 505 Tavern in Oregon City on Wednesday nights from 8pm-9pm every week until the Clackamas County Fair. There is a $5 entry fee. Rules are posted at the 505 Tavern. 15 finalists will be selected to perform and compete at the Clackamas County Fair on Friday, August 17th from 4pm-6pm on the Grove Stage.
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.
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 14th!
Michele Drey & the Branded Band is a popular Northwest country band rocking bars and festivals across Washington and Oregon. Their rich country sound and perfect blend of covers, classics, and originals keep the fans dancing all night. The Branded Band is fronted by Michele Drey and backed by top-notch musicians, including Eric Montgomery on drums and vocals, Kevin Jackson on lead guitar, Rick Bouvette on bass, and Matt Hundley on fiddle.
Portland's own "silver man" is coming back to the Clackamas Count Fair! You will be able to find him around the grounds. So keep a close eye out for him, you never know when he will move next! You can look him up on YouTube or check out his Facebook page for a preview.
No Dice Rockband is a Keizer, Oregon based group that plays the best songs that Classic Rock has to offer. Featuring Jeremy Conlin on guitar, Paul Orlando on lead guitar, Nate Curl on vocals, Terry Bell on bass, and Rick Cole on drums. These gentlemen are developing quite the following, but you can hear their rockin' sound at the Fair!
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 17th.
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 15th, 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!
Radio Disney AM 1640 is a 24/7 radio station devoted to kids, tweens, and families. They provide entertainment filled with family friendly music, crowd interaction, and more!
Return Flight is a rocking horn-driven show band that is sure to be a family favorite! Over the last few years, Return Flight has developed a group that is as much fun to watch as it is to listen and dance to. The band mixes the excitement of horns with great vocals, great songs, and a rockin' rhythm section for a full tilt good time. They'll be bringing you a compilation of danceable Rock, Funk and Pop from the 70s, 80s and beyond!
A small band with a huge sound! Richie and the Catillacs play a mixture of vintage rock-n-roll, authentic blues, classic country and rockabilly. Based in Vancouver, Washington, the Catillacs feature searing guitar from Richie Bean, masterful boogie-woogie piano, gospel organ and solid vass lines from Leon Holder, and the driving drums of "Bad Daddy" Dave Whittaker. All three are great singers and take their turns at singing lead as well as harmony and background vocals. You can listen to their driving beat on Tuesday, August 14th at the Clackamas County Fair.
River City Riders
The River City Riders are a unique square dance group consisting of 6 couples (12 horses) and a caller. Each "horse" is unique and each one has a name. They have been competing all over the Northwest, including competitions at the National Convention in Long Beach, California, and Spokane, Washington, among others. Come and cheer them on as they whinney and neigh their way through wonderful routines at the Fair.
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.
Stoddard and Cole have been charming audiences for years with their unique blend of music, comedy, and crowd interaction. Their reperoire includes high energy country, rock, pop, folk, current, oldies and more with a built in fun factor. Stoddard provides the zany antics, while Cole makes the routines even funnier as the straight laced musician. Together they create a dynamic both classic and rare. You'll be able to see them at the Fair on Friday - August 17th, Saturday - August 18th, and Sunday - August 19th.
Tiffany is a young but talented singer and song writer. She sings country, with a deep love and admiration for the story-telling aspect of country music, and draws from her own life experiences for inspiration. With songs that are universally relatable, a compassionate and sincere spirit, and a beautiful singing voice, Tiffany Kuenzi is an artist to add to your favorites list. Come and see her at the Fair on Sunday, August 19th at 2pm on the Grove Stage.
Mr. Twisty is a balloon artist extraordinaire! He says that he can make just about anything. . . we suggest you find him on the grounds and challenge him! See what sort of balloon creations he can up with! Look for him around the Family Fun Grove and the Main Lawn.
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.
The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers is coming to the Fair this year to host a bird house building event on Saturday, August 18th. Volunteers will be on hand to help kids build their very own birdhouses. This activity is free for kids with your Fair admission. All materials will be provided by the Guild. The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers is a group of 300 hobbyists and professionals, who share a passion for woodworking. We learn from each other at monthly meetings and offer numerous educational classes to help people of all skill levels to become better woodworkers. The Guild performs community projects every year, donating labor to appropriate organizations to build things like library book shelves and wooden toy gifts for the holidays. We participate in occasional art shows to promote the wonders of woodworking to the public and to showcase the extraordinary work of our professional members. Some Guild members volunteer at local high schools and we support schools by offering free membership to shop teachers.