GRIZZLY EXPERIENCE SPONSORED BY H. MORGAN GRIFFITH FOR CONGRESS
A Grizzly Experience is an Educational Grizzly Bear show and Exhibit. We bring an in depth up close and personal look into the life of North Americas’ most prestigious predator, the Alaskan Grizzly Bear. Tonk, our 9 year old 650 pound Grizzly Bear and our two adolescent bears, Yogi, our 3 year old Grizzly Bear weighing 250 pounds and Maggie a 1 year old brown bear only weighing about 60 pounds, delight crowds of all ages with their impressive sizes and amazing behaviors. Throughout the day patrons will witness Tonk and Yogi interacting with their handler and showing the amazing bond between Grizzly and man. During the daily shows Tonk will perform many of his natural behaviors and we will talk about bear safety, what to do if you encounter a bear in the wild, the bear species in North America, and the magic of how bears are trained for the movies. At the end of the show patrons will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity, for a small donation, to feed a Grizzly Bear, by giving our bears, a “bear kabob”, a small treat off the end of a stick.
HILBY "SKINNY GERMAN JUGGLING BOY" SPONSORED BY KROGER
Hilby was born in Berlin, Germany. There he spent most of his life, went to school and did all the other things before you are called a grown up. At this point was not much left to do other than pick up a big enough suitcase and put the show on the road.
Years and a Heck of a career later he is affectionately known the world over as The Skinny German Juggle Boy.
Hilby is operating on the fair circuit, theaters, colleges and cruise ships all around the world, performing his highly professional and excruciatingly funny show for young and old alike.
Young and old can not help but be charmed by his impeccable timing and extreme circus skills. You find Hilby on top of Unicycles of all shapes and sizes manipulating objects ranging from potato chips to electrical powered hedge trimmers. A powerful and spell binding collage of superb technical skill and wacky comedy in the tradition of vaudeville.
If you have seen him before, you know he is unmissable.
One of the most sought after performer at festivals the world over, Hilby at last unicycles his way to Salem!
Kandu Magic Show and Wild & Wacky Game Show
KANDU MAGIC SHOW AND WILD & WACKY GAME SHOW SPONSORED BY GILLETTE'S PIZZA
The Kandu Magic Show has traveled nationwide entertaining family audiences performing at conventions, fairs, festivals, with symphony orchestras, and even at a zoo!
Kandu and Jill The Music Lady create a show like no other. Incorporating live music, sound effects, sight gags, slapstick comedy and audience participation, this show captivates both the young and the young at heart.
Just to give fairgoers that extra entertainment, Kandu has brought along his Wild & Wacky Game Show. This fun packed show picks all contestants from the audience and involves games with hula hoops, balloons, balls, buckets, butterfly nets and even plungers!
Hedrick Petting Zoo & Pig Races
HEDRICK PETTING ZOO AND PIG RACES
Joe and Sondra Hedrick have all kinds of animal attractions at their ranch just outside of Hutchinson, Kansas – and Salem fairgoers are lucky that they bring their unique petting zoo to town each summer.
Kids of all ages have a rare chance to get up close and personal with camels, donkeys, Pygmy goats, llamas and an assortment of other animals. It’s an exciting and educational experience for each and every fairgoer.
Along with the zoo come the famous racing pigs. A Salem Fair favorite – pigs with names like Lindsey Loham, Hama Montana, Snoop Hoggy-Hog and Oprah Swinefry – shoot out of the starting gates and barrel around the race track just to get to the finish line where a fresh Oreo cookie awaits the winner!
It’s fast fun for the entire family!
Dairy Farm on Wheels
DAIRY FARM ON WHEELS SPONSORED BY KITCHENCRAFT
Get a taste of the country right in the middle of the city as the Salem Fair once again presents the Dairy Farm on Wheels – Small World of Agriculture. Kids and adults will feel like they’re down on the farm in this educational exhibit.
Team Rock Martial Arts
TEAM ROCK MARTIAL ARTS
This team of national champion martial arts experts has been wowing audiences around the country with its highflying, jaw-dropping performances that showcase an extraordinary display of martial arts skills and theatrics.
Team Rock, which swept the awards for extreme air, power breaking, and self-defense at the 2011 U.S. Open Hanmadang National Championship, combines the talents of some of the nation’s top martial arts performers. Together, they provide high-end entertainment that dazzles people of all ages and brings them back over and over again.
Equipped with its own full-fledged, professional staging, Team Rock brings a show like you’ve never seen before. Whether you are a fair or festival seeking entertainment, a school looking for an unforgettable way to motivate students to make smart life choices, or a church wanting to reach youth with a life-changing message, we are here to serve you.
SEAN WATSON - MASTER OF ILLUSION SPONSORED BY VACATION VILLAGE
With over 20 years magical experience in practically every type of venue in Canada, United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Brazil, Sean has perfected his skills as a magician, but moreover as an “entertainer” – a real crowd pleaser.
Sean has won great acclaim at venues such as the Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand Casino, Mandalay Bay (House of Blues), the renowned “Carnival” in Brazil, various casinos, state fairs, corporate events and product launches. He has also received many accolades for his close-up entertainment and Illusion Comedy Show.
As with most successful entertainers, Sean “works his audience”, and “involves” them in on-stage and close-up entertainment that elicits that wonderful combination of amazement and laughter.