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Human Cannonball

Shawn is a 34 year dad and a human Cannonball , who does approximately 400 shows a year. He has two boys m one nine and one five who are following in his footsteps - and a wife who does a high wire act. They have done a lot of circus events and a lot of county and state fairs. Shawn also has a full recording studio which has the capability to write, record, and produce music for your next event. SO he is a man of many talents! Listen to "HumanCannonball-Shawn_Marren" on Spreaker.

By |2019-06-27T21:46:13+00:00June 27th, 2019|Human Cannonball, Podcast|0 Comments

Lillipop Stiltwalkers

This is an interview with Lilli Erickson - owner of Lillipop.met and lots of lots of stiltwalkers. - We talk about how she got started with the stiltwalking business and her background and some of te other things she has done.  Stiltwalkers are just plain fun. She tells about some of the experiences she has had and some of the experiences her employee stiltwalkers have had. They are out of the Dallas area. ****************************************************************************

By |2019-06-03T00:05:58+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Dallas, Lillipop, Podcast|0 Comments

Rickles and Pickles

Rickles an Pickles is a comedy juggling and magic team of Rick Wellington and tommEE pickles. Known for great shows and huge audiences. Rickles and Pickles have a forty minute show. They are a professional performing magician and a fire throwing juggling act.  They talk about how they open and close their act which is a bit different. They travel all around the country doing their act . They have a forty minute act - that starts with a trunk being pulled in and our magician, Tommy Pickles - opens the lid of the trunk and out pops a bunny -,who is then told - to start juggling. At the end of the act they switch places in the bunny costume and trunk. Check them out on their Facebook page! ********************************************************************

The Crazy Daysies

Rebecca Day and her sister Jen Day Thompson make up a swampy feeling band called "The Crazy Daysies". They are an acoustic based country music group out of Jacksonville, Florida. Both of the sisters write music. They also feature a percussionist  Beau Littles when called for. Rebecca is a full time musician and also performs solo. Some of their wonderful regular clients are : Ragtime Tavern at the beaches of Jacksonville ,Brick Oven at Fleming Island in Florida, and Sven Bridges Brewery in Jacksonville.   They have released an EP, several singles, and most recently a full album called Mile Markers. They have performed too at  fairs and festivals including the Greater Jacksonville Fair, The Blue Crab Fest in Palatka (Florida) and and Porchfest in Jacksonville. Here is a list of their : Upcoming Shows Below is a podcast interview with Rebecca done on March 6th, 2019.  It is also being featured on our website Countyfairgrounds.net - on our EntertainersforHire page - . YES, we are back to doing interviews - and hopefully we can help some of you entertainers get booked!

By |2019-03-26T21:16:50+00:00March 8th, 2019|Podcast, The Crazy Daysies|0 Comments

Florida State Fair 2019

Discover the Fun at the Florida State Fair Pre Fair interview with the Assistant Manager of the Florida State Fair - Mike Rogalsky. We talk about what is new and exciting at this years Fair. We talk about parking, Seniors and what is good for children under 12 to do. Of course we talk about fair food, the exhibit building the animal exhibits, the carnival and a lot of their entertainment.

Arizona State Fair 2018

Arizona State Fair takes place this year - October 5th-28th, in Phoenix.. at  1826 W McDowell Rd. Some of the featured performances are  (with many more on their website): featuring Gary Allan on October 5th October 10th , True Willy: Tribute to Willie Nelson AND 38 Special at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum October 11th, the Wallflowers at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum  October 17th Pitbull at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum  October 17th Anthrax at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum  October 20th Big + Rich at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum There are a lot of various CONTESTS also - Facebook Contest, Cooking Contest, Eating Contest, Creative Contests and Livestock Entries Check out the Egyptian Exhibit - 2018 Arizona State Fair: King Tut and the Egyptian Treasures - Tickets</strong? A ONCE-IN- A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY DIRECTLY FROM EGYPT Behold the legendary treasures of king Tutankhamun Ninety six years after its amazing discovery in the Valley of the Kings or We bring Egyptian heritage to you The artifacts focus on the world-famous tomb of King Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Nifertary, Tuthmosis III, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra VII and artifacts from the Coptic and Islamic museum of art. Arizona State Fair - Pre-Fair Interview with Brianda Martinez, in Public Relations *****************

Carnival Catastrophe

Carnival Catastrophe: Is there a Real Reason to be Afraid? Counties and Cities with Carnivals or Fairs There are over 3,000 counties in our country.  There are almost 20,000 cities and towns.  Just about every one of them has at least one carnival or fair, and in the case of the bigger cities, perhaps dozens every year. According to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) it comes in at about 4,400 injuries annually but only about 1.5% of that number (66) require hospitalization each year.  Complied statistics for (non-Amusement Park) carnival and fair injuries or deaths are calculated to be 6 per 100,000 visitors, or 0.006%. Not only is the number quite small, but the classification of injuries is quite broad, including anything requiring treatment or hospitalization.  Everything from twisted ankles or sprains, bumped heads, chest pains, numbness, neck strains, back pain, dizziness, and vomiting all count. If you were to pick a large amusement park, such as Disney World with its 19.33 million visitors each year, and apply those statistics, you might expect 1,160 injuries per year.  Big parks are actually much better than that because they have permanent equipment that stays in one place, and experienced maintenance crews with multiple inspections per day. An actual Carnival incident In July (2017), when one of the rides at the Ohio State Fair experienced a severe failure, an 18-year-old man was killed.  A further six were injured.  Despite undergoing three separate inspections, by the operator, the city officials, and an independent third party, they all missed some significant corrosion for one of the seating areas.  The metal was thin enough to shear when the ride was under strain with a full load of passengers. Who is to blame? In this particular case, the manufacturer had issued a notice about the fault in the ride considerably earlier.  They had notified, or attempted to notify, all purchasers, of the potential danger of failure and recommended not using the ride until repairs could be effected. These carnivals and fairs do a lot of traveling, meaning that equipment is assembled and disassembled daily or weekly, moving from one location to the next.  It might be hard to keep up with notices, warnings, alerts, or changing maintenance requirements when you’re constantly on the go.  But perhaps, you would think, workers familiar with the equipment might notice changes and deterioration. Except that they might not…  It might be invisible because it is encased in fiberglass, or in other ways hidden from view.  [...]

By |2019-03-13T23:33:01+00:00November 21st, 2017|Carnivals, injuries, Insurance, Kiddie|0 Comments

Oklahoma State Fair 2017

The Oklahoma State Fair is about to open on September 14th, with all kinds of new and exciting things. There is a lot of stuff to do here for the ten dollar admission costs. This is an interview with Scott Munz , Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations about all the new and great things at this years event. Listening to this for a few minutes will give you a great overview of the fair and all the fancy new fair foods they have. Come hungry and come rested and be prepared to have a great time.!!! Oklahoma State Fair - Frequently Asked Questions!    

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