2017 Attractions

Zuzu Acrobats

ZUZU AFRICAN ACROBATS SPONSORED BY SOFTUB

This African super circus show combines high-energy with audience participation. The show (which features dance, tumbling, and juggling) is part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters, but above all, fast paced and full of energy. People marvel at the teamwork displayed, the co-operation which exemplifies the rewards of working together; AND they get people involved in their show, with conga lines, skipping, acrobatics, limbo and even hand-clapping and laughter.

Danny Grant Variety Show

THE DANNY GRANT VARIETY SHOW SPONSORED BY KROGER

"The Daniel Show" is a very energetic & highly visual production of original Juggling Tricks, Unicycling, Hula Hooping, Balloon Twisting, Plate & Ball Spinning & lots of Audience Participation. Dan's show is great fun for both kids and adults and his hands-on Circus Arts Workshops are always educational and interactive.

Dan Margil has worked at hundreds of fairs, festivals, schools & camps across the country while performing in his parent’s variety act, “Bounce, OOO LaLa & Daniel.” Now 23 years old, Dan has created his own incredible show. With over 20 years of performing & teaching experience, "The Daniel Show" will be a great addition to your fair or festival today!

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.

Royal Bengal Tigers

 

BRUNON BLASZAK ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS SPONSORED BY MORGAN GRIFFITH

Brunon Blaszak is a third generation tiger trainer and has been performing with Sumatran, Siberian and Bengal Tigers his entire life. He and his mother, Ada Smieya-Blaszak are fully devoted to preserving these magnificent tigers for many generations to come. Internationally acclaimed Tiger Trainer, Brunon is devoted to preserving these amazing and rare creatures, and he’s helping to insure that people will continue to love and learn about these beautiful Big Cats!.

Butterfly Encounter

THE BUTTERFLY ENCOUNTER

The Butterfly Encounter is not only an interactive, walk-through exhibit, but it also provides educational demonstrations. Visitors will get to see the life cycle of a butterfly from the egg to the adult butterfly. They will also get to learn how to fix a broken wing.

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Wendy

WILDLIFE WENDY AND HER TROPICAL BIRDS SPONSORED BY VACATION VILLAGE

Wendy and her tropical birds provide an up-close and personal encounter with the most entertaining species of the bird world. Audiences are instantly intrigued by the majestic macaws incredible physical abilities as well as their vivacious personalities, and crowds are amazed at the antics of the talking and singing parrots!
Utilizing the traditional favorites of trick-performing, mimicking and free-flight, combined with fascinating facts, Wendy and her birds present an upbeat show that inspires respect for all wildlife!