Fair and Rodeo Entertainment

Performers

3Rivers Crossing

3Rivers Crossing members sitting in front of a brick wall.

There’s something undeniably great when you have musicians together for 7 years! Yep! These 3 have had the time to perfect their craft for your stage!

Friday, Aug. 16

Main Lawn Stage
2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Corral Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Brady Goss / Brady Goss Band

Brady Goss playing the piano

Memphis Recording Artist Brady Goss (piano & 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 shows are awed by his formidable keyboard speed and soulful vocals loaded with passion that keep fans of all ages wanting more.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Grove Stage
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Solo

Main Lawn Stage
4 p.m.
Solo

Friday, Aug. 16

Main Lawn Stage
8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Band

Captain Billy Banjo

Captain Billy Banjo sitting on stage playing his banjo.

Captain Billy Banjo (aka Ernie Guderjahn) has studied, performed and taught the 5-string banjo since 1967. His "School of 5-String Banjo Show" was the featured cover story of the July, 1991, Banjo Newsletter magazine. He has brought his comedy musical act to fairs, festivals and schools across the United States and Canada. His “School of 5-String Banjo” presents a thumbnail sketch of the history of the 5-string banjo, and a musical comparison of 2 Finger Picking - 3 Finger Picking and Old Time Frailing & Drop Thumb Styles. His audiences walk away with heads full of knowledge and a belly full of laughs. Whether performing on stage or strolling the grounds he will get your attention!

Everyday

Various stages - twice daily

Daily strolling the fairgrounds

Greydogz

Greydogz performing on stage.

These five band members have years of combined experience in the music industry, some of them since the 60’s! John Crain can be found on vocals and Guitar, Grant Johnson on vocals and Keyboard, Mako Jones on Bass Guitar and vocals, Mike Neeley on Drums and vocals and John Shea on Guitar and vocals. Come take a listen to their awesome Blues and Jazz sound!

Friday, Aug. 16

Main Lawn Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Main Lawn Stage
2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Hanson Family

The Hanson Family standing outside.

The stage comes to life with the energy, talent, and enthusiasm of Lisa, Theresa, and Daniel Hanson. Dazzling audiences everywhere with new and fresh arrangements, this dynamic trio brings you the best of Western Swing, yodeling mastery, rousing fiddle tunes and blazing harmony combined with humor and audience participation.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Main Lawn Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Main Lawn Stage
10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Grove Stage
4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Corral Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Hypnopalooza & The Perceptives

The Perceptives

A Clever Show full of audience participation and music that displays the nimble minds of Rich Aimes and Marielle, "The Perceptives!" Family-friendly fun using intuition, observation, and humor to delight audiences of all ages!

Everyday

Various stages - three times daily

Jeanne Coady – Patsy Cline Tribute

Jeanne Coady holding an old fashioned microphone

Everyone remembers how old they were and what they were doing when they were first loving Patsy Cline’s music. This show includes 17 songs that showcase Cline’s life and hits, from her arrival in New York in 1957 with “Walkin’ After Midnight” to her most famous hit from Nashville in 1961, Willie Nelson’s “Crazy”. A show not to miss, Coady delivers Cline with power and passion.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Main Lawn Stage
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Grove Stage
2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

John Nilsen & SWIMFISH

John Nilsen and SWIMFISH standing outside.

Nilsen is a prolific performer. Over the past thirty-five years, he has averaged 225 shows a year, performing as a solo pianist, solo guitarist and as a member of his two bands. John Nilsen and SWIMFISH, a folk-rock band, features John Nilsen/guitar, piano, vocals; Dave Captein/bass; Mike Snyder/drums; Bob Logue/guitar, vocals; and Don Woodward/guitar, harmonica, mandolin, vocals.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Main Lawn Stage
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Joni Harms & Olivia Harms Wichman

Joni Harms and Olivia Harms Wichman sitting at a table. Joni is where a cowgirl hat.

Joni Harms is a hometown favorite who has been engaging local audiences since the early 1990’s. She sings warm, sincere, country/western stories and melodies, both here and around the globe. She will be joined by daughter Olivia for a special singer/songwriter performance especially for the Fair. Olivia, a singer in her own right, will also perform with her own band, showing off her own unique style of country to local audiences.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Main Lawn Stage
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Joni Harms

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Main Lawn Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Joni Harms and Olivia Harms Wichman

Thursday, Aug. 15

Main Lawn Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Olivia Harms Wichman

Mikael Pederson

Mikael Pederson playing his guitar onstage.

For singer-songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a way to connect with the world and inspire those around him. Born and raised in Oregon, Mikael began his career at a young age singing and playing weekly with his band at the local coffee houses. His music has drawn comparisons to artists like John Mayer, James Taylor, and Ryan Adams.. With hints of soul and blues driven guitar riffs, he adds vivid storytelling to create a compelling performance. Mikael seeks to inspire and encourage others through his songs and performances which have taken him to places such as the House of Blues, Clackamas County Fair, Alhambra Theatre and Alberta Street Pub.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Corral Stage
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Corral Stage
2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Robert Henry Band

Robert Henry singing and playing guitar on stage.

RHB was invited to compete in the Battle of the Bands at the Ponderosa Lounge this past spring. Voting in the preliminary rounds showed the Robert Henry Band had a strong following and fans were eager to hear the RHB “old country” sound. The group was the Battle of the Bands winner for 2018! The RHB has a combined 100 plus years of music experience. All of the members are home grown Oregonians and proud Pacific Northwest artists!

Thursday, Aug. 15

Main Lawn Stage
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16

Corral Stage
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
After rodeo

Saturday, Aug. 17

Corral Stage
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
After rodeo

Seymour Baker Band

Seymour Baker Band

Veterans of the Pacific NW music scene, the Seymour Baker Band delights audiences with rich vocal harmonies, masterful instrumental work and infectious rhythms. Covering a variety of Rock, Folk, R & B, and Country with unique flavor, they also write their own catchy originals. Their music can hold an audience close with heart-felt ballads and then bring them to their feet dancing to the irresistible rhythms & upbeat melodies. While comfortable in cruise control, they easily accelerate into the fast lane to dance the night away!

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Corral Stage
2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 16

Grove Stage
7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Corral Stage
12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Timothy James/ Timothy James Band

Timothy James singing and playing his guitar on stage.

Timothy James is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon. Blending styles of pop, rock, soul, and jazz, he is often compared to artists such as John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. His passion shines on stage and his energy can be felt from his wild hair, guitar playing, and smooth vocal style.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Corral Stage
2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Solo

Saturday, Aug. 17

Main Lawn Stage
8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Band

Attractions and Activities

The Backyard

The Backyard

The Backyard... Kick back and relax. You've had a wonderful day at the Fair but you need to "re-charge those batteries"! This is your special invitation to come on over to our "Backyard" at the Clackamas County Fair! Featuring all the best from your backyard to ours! Take a power nap in our lawn furniture, grab some well-deserved shade while sipping a cool beverage, visit with old friends and make some new ones too!

Families can enjoy some old-fashioned backyard gaming—playing checkers, Giant 4 in a Row, Badminton and more. Let the little one's play with Giant Legos or toddler puzzles on the colorful mats. Explore the sensory discovery tables. Need a little exercise - try out the "Kid Fit" obstacle course. Be sure and leave with some special memories by shooting pictures with your favorite photo ops. The one true "rest stop" inside the Clackamas county Fair!

PuzzleMania

Puzzlemania

The Clackamas County Fair has agreed to bring "Super Science - Puzzlemania" to this year's fair! Super Science Company - Puzzlemania, a successful traveling attraction, is coming to the 2018 Clackamas County Fair! Puzzlemania brings a new twist to puzzles! Puzzles and games that everyone loves with an edgy look and the pizazz of showmanship. "We designed this attraction to be fun for the entire family, adaptable to all Fairs and Festivals, and entertaining while educating", said Tammie Ryan, creator and owner of Super Science. Puzzlemania offers a variety of skill levels and many types of puzzles. From Classics to Master's levels, that challenges everyone. This attraction includes geometric puzzles, jigsaw, tangrams, disentanglements and traditional games. "No one is left out while visiting Puzzlemania. We are excited to be at the fair and seeing people have fun!" said Ryan.

Talent Search

3 performers playing music

If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, or have another type of family friendly act, then we want you to audition for the Talent Search Competition! To enter, you no longer need to be a resident of Clackamas County, just a resident of the state of Oregon. There are three divisions within the talent show: Children (ages 5-9), Youth (ages 10-17), and Adult (18 years of age and older). Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Children, Youth and Adult divisions. All Children's division entrants will receive participation ribbons.

Contestant application Rules and regulations Results

Vendors at the Clackamas County Fair

Canby Chamber of Commerce

Canby Area Chamber of Commerce

The Canby Chamber of Commerce will be in the BBQ Grove on Tuesday August 14th. With a selection of three different delicious meals there will be something to appease your palette. The Canby Chamber serves the community, local businesses and general commerce within the Canby and surrounding communities. The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community since 1911.