It is easy to walk several miles in a day at the Fair. Take a load off for a few and relax with an engaging performance at one of our free entertainment stages with performances from the following amazing entertainers.
Groovy Guy Show, Daily
Main Street Stage
This world-class juggler puts on a comical show with a plethora of tricks and stunts, walking on ropes, spinning plates, juggling, riding a unicycle and making magic, and will serve as the emcee of the Main Street Stage.
Michael Goudeau, Daily
This world-class comedy juggler typically performs in Las Vegas – and, in fact, is the most is the most successful juggler in Las Vegas history! Another fun fact? He holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Bites in One Minute While Juggling an Apple.” See his antics live at the Ohio State Fair!
Drew Murray, July 25 – 30 NEW!
Ohio’s top magician blends today’s best music with hilarious comedy and unbelievable magic, creating an unforgettable, interactive experience.
Eric E., July 31 – Aug. 5 NEW!
With only an acoustic guitar and a clear tenor voice, Eric E. performs songs that are remembered and loved by listeners of all ages.
Kazual, July 25 – 30
This a capella family band, comprised of three brothers and a cousin, is known for their distinct blend of R&B, hip hop and pop they call the “Kazual experience.”
Trevor & Lorena, July 31 – Aug. 5
The award-winning antics of duo Trevor and Lorena Watters include family-friendly comedy, magic, stunts, illusions and more.
Terry DaVolt, July 31 – Aug. 5
Main Street Stage
Terry DaVolt’s exciting, high-energy hypnosis show gives volunteers the opportunity to relax and enjoy an “imagination vacation” as they become the stars of the show! You’ll be on the edge of your seat!
Lumberjack Show, Daily
Natural Resources Park
This entertaining act offers a glimpse into the life of a lumberjack including numerous demonstrations such as ax throwing, chainsaw carving and even log rolling.
Ron Diamond, July 25 – 30
Main Street Stage
A master at all levels of magic and hypnosis, Ron will entertain you with his talent and humor. He is an expert in hypnotherapy and promises each show will bring unique, memorable experiences to be retold for years to come.
Strolling entertainers: surprises around every corner
Did you just see a walking plant? A gigantic robot? You never know what you might see when you’re walking around the Ohio State Fair, but here are just a few of the amazing strolling entertainers you’ll encounter as they peruse the Fair.
Allez-OOPS, July 25 – 30 NEW!
Married duo Rob & Miss Jane invites the audience to play with them as they waltz on wine bottles, skip on sky-high stilts and even tame the terrifying TIGER BABY! Blending circus thrills, deft pacing and spontaneous comedy, this family friendly dialogue-light spectacle will engage all audiences and be a guaranteed crowd favorite with their comic sight gags and visual humor.
Bandaloni, Daily NEW!
Jaws will drop when fairgoers see this one-man band, complete with vocals and a wide variety of instruments including a full drum kit, harmonica, guitar, tambourine, cowbell and more.
Butters D. Cow and his Character Ambassadors, Daily
Mingle with Fair mascot Butters D. Cow and his gang of fun and furry mascots as they stroll around the Fair. Be sure to stop them for a photo!
Bill’s Singing Puppet Palace, Daily NEW!
Crooning his way through the Fair, this strolling musical trio will serenade fairgoers with styles of music that include Doo-wop, old favorites and Broadway tunes. Tight harmonies abound as this unique portable bandstand will deliver a song just for you.
David Anthony: Close-Up Magic, July 31 – Aug. 5 NEW!
Cleveland native David Anthony has had a love of magic since he got his first magic set at the ripe age of five, and has been performing since he was 12. This award-winning magician will mystify fairgoers with familiar objects, leaving them laughing and impressed after this up close and personal encounter.
Hip Hop Juggler, July 31 – Aug. 5
Paris, given the nickname “The Hip Hop Juggler” by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. His combination of style, interactive stunts, witty comedy, and world class juggling talent have made him one of the hottest entertainers out there.
Plant Guy, July 25 – 30 NEW!
This is quite possibly the funniest Plant you will ever talk too. We won’t beat around the bush, you’ll dig this guy. So say hello, and take a selfie, he’s big on photosynthesis.
Professor Barrelhouse, Key-Tickler Extraordinaire, Daily NEW!
Esteemed pianist and jazz musician Jim Maneri is taking his show on the road, creating singalong experiences just inside the Cardinal Gate every day of the Fair.
Rock-It Robot, Daily
Get ready for the most impressive robot you’ve ever seen! Standing at nine feet tall and featuring an animated face with moving eyes, brows and mouth, this lifelike character will entertain crowds with humor, dancing and serenading.
Street Breakz, July 31 – Aug. 5 NEW!
These performers combine hip-hop, street dancing, impossible stunts, acrobatics and comedy at this pop-up breakdancing show.
The SupaFun Clown Band, Daily
When they aren’t clowning around, this silly sousaphone-driven quartet of clowns is banging brass around the Fair!
T. Texas Terry, July 25 – 30 NEW!
When performing as “T. Texas Terry,” Terry DaVolt is known around the world for his award-winning cowboy comedy. Terry takes guests to the humorous Wild West to show off his cowboy skills including rope spinning, gun twirling and whip cracking.
UniCorn, July 31 – Aug. 5 NEW!
This magricultural creature is popping onto the scene and will have you grinning from ear to ear. Don’t let his husky voice fool you. The UniCorn is a sweet character with quick-witted jokes that come right out of left field. After many years working in the stalk market, the UniCorn will a-maize you with his remark-cob-le skills. Without a kernel of doubt, he is the cream of the crop!
Entertainment Booking Information – 2018 Ohio State Fair
Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages
We are no longer accepting materials for the 2018 Fair. Promotional materials from artists and bands wanting to play at the 2018 Ohio State Fair were accepted in September and October of 2017 only. If you are interested in being considered for the 2019 Ohio State Fair, please check back in September 2018.
Non-Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages and Roving Entertainment
We are no longer accepting materials for the 2018 Fair. Promotional materials from performers wanting to play at the 2018 Ohio State Fair were accepted between September and December of 2017 only. If you are interested in being considered for the 2019 Ohio State Fair, please check back in September 2018.