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.
The Amazing Giants | Daily NEW!
Ranging from stilt walkers, acrobatics, magicians, caricaturists and everything in between, there’s never a dull moment with The Amazing Giants. Their interactive and fun entertainment includes something for everyone.
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 Robison Puppet Palace | Daily
This strolling trio of puppets will serenade fairgoers with styles of music that include Doo-wop, old favorites and Broadway tunes. Tight harmonies abound as this unique portable bandstand delivers a song just for you.
David Anthony | Daily
Cleveland native David Anthony found a love of magic when he got his first magic set at the ripe age of five, and he 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.
Drew Murray | July 30 – Aug. 4
Ohio’s top magician blends today’s best music with hilarious comedy and unbelievable magic, creating an unforgettable, interactive experience.
Eric Haines – The One-Man Band | July 24 – July 29 NEW!
Guitar-slinging comedian Eric Haines brings pure entertainment to the world of comedy with an act that is part rock concert, part comedy show and part twisted, bizarre circus. Whether it’s stand-up comedy, unforgettable characters, original music, a six-foot unicycle routine or amazing variety acts, Eric Haines puts on a spectacular show that truly has something for everyone.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian Show | July 24 – July 29 NEW!
Born in Kona, Hawaii, Sara Kunz has performed all around the world. After studying hula hoops and contortion at the Beijing International Arts School, Sara began performing her one-woman show “The Flyin’ Hawaiian.” Her joyous energy, corny jokes, hooping, dancing, contortions and amazing stuns will not disappoint.
Groovy Guy Show | Daily
Main Street Stage
“Groovy” Guy Collins has been entertaining on land and sea for more than 20 years with cheeky humor combined with awesome juggling, circus and magic tricks. His comedy rope-walking routine was judged by Penn Jillette, where he was crowned winner of the Travel Channel’s TV talent show “Street Cred.” Whether he is making a banana magically appear while riding his six-foot unicycle, rolling a crystal ball on his head, or juggling deadly sharp knives, the Groovy Guy is sure to create laughter.
Jason D’Vaude | July 30 – Aug. 4 NEW!
Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason D’Vaude, self-taught one-man circus sensation, brings his comedic juggling, fire, and clowning shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness. After seeing Jason juggle sharp objects, climb up precariously balanced objects, ride an extra-tall unicycle, or manipulate fire like a master, audiences are left speechless except to say, “That was AWESOME!”
Kazual | July 24 – 29 NEW!
This a cappella 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.”
Kenny Ahern | July 24 – 29 NEW!
Kenny Ahern, a world-class entertainer, has been entertaining families for over two decades with his performances. In 1983, Kenny’s college professor suggested that he try out for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the rest is history. Now, he not only performs but is also an educator at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
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 log rolling.
New Basics Brass Band | Daily
This group brings layers of jazz, R&B, New Orleans funk and groove sounds to audiences.
Re-Bot the Recycling Robot | July 30 – Aug. 4 NEW!
Re-Bot the Robot makes saving the planet fun with his entertaining message to everyone he encounters to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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.
Ron Diamond | July 24 – 29
Main Street Stage
A master at all levels of magic and hypnosis, Ron Diamond 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.
The Rudos | July 30 – Aug. 4 NEW!
The Rudos is a father and son duo who perform crazy and fun acts. With six acts never performed by anyone else in the world and their crazy antics, this duo is sure to entertain your whole family.
Sideshow Terry | July 24 – 29 NEW!
Comedy entertainer Terry DaVolt will have you on the edge of your seat with his high-energy performance. You won’t be able to stop watching as he performs everything from fire eating, the bed of nails, the arrow of death and more.
Street Breakz | July 24 – July 29
These performers combine hip-hop, street dancing, impossible stunts, acrobatics and comedy at this pop-up breakdancing show.
Street Drum Corps | July 30 – Aug. 4 NEW!
The Street Drum Corps is a world-renowned drum and percussion show started in Los Angeles, California and turned into a global movement. They have performed for Glee, MTV, NHL, NBA, MLB, Hell’s Kitchen, American Idol and America’s Got Talent and were crowned winners of the MTV show Amazingness.
Terry DaVolt | July 30 – Aug. 4
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!
Yo-Yo Guy | July 30 – Aug. 4 NEW!
Comedy entertainer and world yo-yo champion John Higby has performed his high-energy yo-yo show in 26 different countries, and he holds four Guinness World Records. He has performed on David Letterman, Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, Comedy Central and more. Featuring yo-yos-unicycles and a giant yo-yo, the interactive performance is great for all ages.
Natural Resources Park
Free shows are offered daily in the Natural Resources Park Amphitheater from 11 am to 7 p.m.. For a complete list of shows, please check the daily schedules or go to ohiodnr.gov/statefair.
Entertainment Booking Information – 2019 Ohio State Fair
Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages
We are no longer accepting materials for the 2019 Fair. Promotional materials from artists and bands wanting to play at the 2019 Ohio State Fair were accepted in September and October of 2018 only. If you are interested in being considered for the 2020 Ohio State Fair, please check back in September 2019.
Non-Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages and Roving Entertainment
Promotional materials from non-musical entertainers wanting to play at the 2019 Ohio State Fair will be accepted between September and December of 2018 only. All non-music related entertainers wishing to be considered for the Ohio State Fair may email a promotional packet to Mark Sparks of Triangle Talent, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org between September and December of 2018 only. After this time, no materials will be accepted.