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A Pony Ride Adventure | Ag-Ventureland | Alex Zerbe | Beautiful Flute | Ben Rue | Billy & the Rockets | Broadway Bound | Carrie Cunningham | Ceili of the Valley | Chris David Comedy Hypnosis | Crossing Blue | Fast 4Ward | Henrick Bothe | Jeanne Coady | John English | Joni Harms | Karla's Academy of Performing Arts | Lace & Lead | Magic with Hart | Maralee's Dance Production | Michele Drey & Branded | Mr. Statue | No Dice Rockband | Olivia | Oregon Old Time Fiddlers | Oregon Trail Pitchpipers | Oregon Valley Boys | Radio Disney | Return Flight | Showdown | Tiffany Kuenzi | Tommy Hogan | Twisty | Westside Dance Academy
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)
New in the Family Fun Grove this year 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.
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.
Ben is a local talent with Nashville dreams. Born and raised in Silverton, Oregon on a grass seed farm, he made it on to the first season of the hit show "X-Factor", making it into the top 80. Now he lives in Nashville, continuing to work on improving his musical skills. It won't be long before Ben is the next up and coming sensation in the country music industry. He will be performing at the Fair on Thursday, August 15th at 7:30pm and 9pm.
Mix a little country twang with cool Mississippi Delta Blues, and velvety Gospel harmonies, and you create a musical potion that will have you tappin' your toes to one of the hottest specialty bands in the Northwest. Billy and the Rockets is a 5 piece combo of "hep cats" lead by veteran entertainer, Bill Coleman, perform a fast paced, hard driving show reminiscent of the early days of raw Rockabilly and Rhythm and Blues. You can see their rockin' performance at the Fair on Wednesday, August 14th on the Main Lawn Stage at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
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.
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, August 13th, and Wednesday, August 14th at the Clackamas County Fair!
Ceili of the Valley Society
Ceili of the Valley is an Irish dance group, who's mission is to educate the public about Irish dance and culture, support the local Irish community in the Salem area and the lower Willamette Valley, and enhance the community by creating a cultural organization dedicated to Irish music, dance and other Irish cultural activities. They will be demonstrating some Irish folk dances on Sunday, August 18th on the Main Lawn Stage.
Chris David's hilarious and interactive Comedy and Hypnosis Show features volunteer audience members who become transformed into enthusiastic performing stars! Chris suggests outlandish characters and comical situations and has these performers behaving with hystierical hypnotic fun! The power of the imagination is limitless as every show is unique and crafted to entertain a wide variety of audiences. Chris will be performing on Sunday, August 18th on the Main Lawn Stage.
Charmin Gibson and Daisy Brandhorst are a very talented duo that give a fresh sound to classic country songs. You'll be able to hear them at the Fair on Tuesday, August 13th and Saturday, August 17th, on the Food Court Stage.
Founded in the late 1990's, Fast 4Ward is a locally famous performance team. This dance team has a commanding stage presence with raw energy in a non-stop musical event, fusing hip hop with jazz. They have appeared at venues all over the state including the Oregon State Fair, Portland Rose Festival, Washington County Fair, Clark County Fair, Oaks Park, Festival of Trees, and much more! Now you can see them perform live at the Clackamas County Fair on Saturday, August 17th.
Mix the gentle humor of Victor Borge, the physical agility of Kramer, toss in a bit of Bill Irwin and you have some idea of what Henrik Bothe brings to the stage. He walks on ladders, spins ropes, juggles without using his hands, manipulates fancy hats, and rides a unicycle that's higher than the expectations you have for your entertainment. He walks with 4 legs, escapes from a straight jacket, and brings audiences to their feet while sharing with them the post powerful of gifts - laughter. Come laugh with Henrick on Tuesday, August 13th, and Sunday, August 18th at the Clackamas County Fair.
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.
John English "The Voice" - A tribute to Frank Sinatra
John English, simply known as "The Voice" appears on Wednesday, August 14th at the Clackamas County Fair. Since the age of 19, John has appeared at numerous venues such as San Francisco's Clift Hotel, The Space Needle in Seattle, and at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
Lace & Lead is a West Coast country band and songwriting team that brings a fresh new sound to country music. Based out of Portland, Oregon, the group's quality songwriting, dynamic performances, rich 3-4 part harmonies, and their unique take on classic and modern country music is gaining them recognition throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. You can see them at the Fair on Thursday, August 15th, and Friday, August 16th.
Sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for Magic with Hart! Hart Keene is not your typical magician. Witness jaw dropping miracles performed with ordinary objects such as cards, coins, fruit, borrowed bills, and anything else Hart can get his hands on. Not only can he read your mind (or can he?), but he will astound you with his magical prowess. You can see this fantastic magic show on Tuesday, August 13th, Wednesday, August 14th, and Thursday, August 15th at the 2013 Clackamas County Fair.
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 13th!
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 Wednesday, August 14th, and Sunday, August 18th.
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 14th, 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!
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 roaming on the grounds daily from 7-9pm.
The Oregon Valley Boys hail from deep within the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Playing an eclectic mix of western and Texas swing, the band's music hearkens back to the golden age of western swing, when bands like Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and the Tune Wranglers were performing in packed dance halls around the Southwest. They will be performing at the 2013 Fair on Thursday, August 15th.
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!
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.
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 Saturday, August 17th.
International Award Winning, American Blues Artist, Tommy Hogan is one of the hottest ticket and talented song-writers and music performing artist's in the music industry today. Originally from the Southwest, the youthful original song-writer and artist performs a vast display of talent, professionalism, originality and delivers an exciting and high energy thrilling performance, that includes award winning music, blazing guitar, booming soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and a driving rhythm section, that includes driving drums and deep, booming bass. Led by the untamed, soul and driving direction of artist and frontman, Tommy Hogan, now a homebrew of the Pacific Northwest, continues to sharpen his skills, that already leave crowds amazed and enthusiastically satisfied and wanting more, making this trending and youthful artist, many would claim, the hardest and most working musician, on the scene today, performing a steady road worthy touring schedule that includes many of the top festivals, clubs, the finest wine rooms, vineyards, venues, concert halls. Hot rockin' texas and Chicago style blues, many have compared the youthful Tommy Hogan, to artist's and sounds and style of Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, the Black Keys and more. Performing Saturday, August 17th.
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.