Here at the fair, we offer huge entertainment included FREE with your gate admission!
Everything listed below is a free show 3-4 times daily! Check back just before fair for the daily schedule!
Some events start Monday, August 2
Sea Lion Splash is a unique show that will have crowds cheering and laughing. The show is an educational show with a splash. The sea lions will amaze the crowd as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands and show their pretty smiles. The show features both California and South American sea lions.
The natural exhibit is presented in a tropical setting with rocks, palm trees, waterfalls, foliage and two pools. Trainers Marco and Philip Peters have been recognized by millions ofpeople for their always unique and exciting shows and exhibits.
Sea lions are natural performers and will ad lib without prompting, stealing the show with their cute mischief.
THE DYNAMO DOGS!Gail Mirabella started The Dynamo Dogs in 2006 when she and her high flying Frisbee dogs were the featured dog act on “The Greatest Show on Earth,” Ringling Bros. Circus, for four years.She swears that “Doggie” was her first words, and has been training dogs since the age of 10 when she competed in her first kids dog show. She received a B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1991 from Delaware Valley University and started actively competing in K9 disc competitions across the United States and performing her Canine shows since 1997. As a dog lover and trainer for more than one canine sport,she travels across the country sharing her expertise and entertaining crowds of all ages.Gail has been performing Frisbee® Dogs shows since 1997 with her first dog Austin,shortly after they qualified for the Alpo Canine Disc World Championship (1997, ’99& 2000) and the Purina Incredible Dog Chow Nationals. In 1999 and 2000, she was the only competitor in the United States to qualify for both the Alpo Canine Disc World Championship and the Purina Incredible Dog Chow Nationals. Her peers voted her “2001 Best Female Player of the Year”, and Gail was also a member of the Purina Incredible Dog Team from 2000-2005 and is currently one of the elite members of the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team (2015-present) Gail & The Dynamo Dogs’ greatest accomplishment was the 4 year (two tours) of performances for Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus (2/2006-11/2009). They wowed the crowds across the Country and was voted by the fellow performers the "2008 Best Animal Act" award. They also toured with Cirquesa, a theatrical circus (Jan-March 2010) in the state of Florida and was the featured act fora month at the Medora Musical in Medora, ND (June 2010). Many of The Dynamo Dogs have been adopted or rescued. Gail’s entourage includes the unique combination of a father & son duo that performs acrobatic,freestyle routines. The father, Topper the Show Stopper, is one of the world’s smallest Frisbee catching dog. His son, Teaser the Crowd Pleaser, is right on his way to following in his father’s paw prints, his aerial acrobatics amazes everyone! Glamour, an Australian Shepherd, was adopted out of GA, and performs Hoop and rolling barrel tricks while her two Border Collies; K8 and Seeker, both adopted, are known for their quick and agile disposition that allows them to catch almost every Frisbee thrown. They both are great Dock Diving Dogs too, leaping over 20’ into a pool.The Dynamo Dogs consists of many “littles”, small dogs, that perform circus style tricks and what Gail calls “The Munchkins of Mayhem”
Cliff Spenger, who performs as Oakley the Tree Man, towers over visitors in his 100-pound tree suit, as Oakley the Tree Man, ready to strike up a conversation with guests and pose for pictures.
Spenger, a former tightrope-walking juggler, came up with the idea for the Tree Man when he read a book about the Green Man, a symbolic figure frequently depicted in carvings and paintings. “The Green Man image has a face surrounded by leaves and is a symbol for man’s relation to nature”, Spenger said. “With my tightrope walking I’d been climbing trees, tying my tightrope to trees – I really just loved trees,” Spenger said. “So when I found out about this Green Man archetype, that it was a symbol of Man and Nature as one, that it represents rebirth and renewal like the coming of spring, I thought, “Oh, I’ll be a walking tree version of the Green Man”.
Since then, he has made his living as Oakley the Tree Man, specializing in Special Events. Cliff customizes his presentations using Bird and Squirrel puppets, fun clean comedy, and a little bit of Photosynthesis. As Oakley, he is constantly interacting with guests, complimenting them, joking with them, and posing for photos. Oakley’s all time favorite is The Family Tree Picture.
This way, the quests get to make a personal memory with Oakley the Tree Man and take it home with them.
Lance Gifford provides so much more that just amazing magic shows and spell binding hypnosis shows. Lance travels with his own stage!!
This stage is quite the sight on your midway, it is a whopping 53' x 26', completely self contained with professional sound and lighting.
For more information go to http://fairentertainer.com/index.html
Award Winning and World Champion Lumberjacks at Their Best
This is the lumberjack show that three times a day, takes a journey into the bygone days of yesteryear. Exhibiting the skills, strength, and courage of the old time lumberjack, in both a humorous and educational format. Your audience will have the home town opportunity to see some of the lumberjack contestants and events they may have seen on E.S.P.N and the Wide World of Sports.
Entertainment for the entire Family
The Indian River Olde Time Lumberjack Show is in it's sixteenth year of presenting high quality family entertainment at fairs, festivals, sport shows and various entities throughout the United States and Canada. The lumberjack show operates out of Croghan and Amsterdam, New York both small towns located in northern New York State.
For more information go to http://www.starinfo.com/lumberjack.html
Founded by Robert W. Commerford over 40 years ago, we here at the Commerford Zoo love bringing our animals and rides out to meet you!
A Bit of Our History
It all began with some simple horse buying and selling, but soon we were showing up at local county fairs with rides and parade costumes on. Since then we've added elephants, camels, ponies, kangaroos, and other exotic animals to our family. To keep you entertained while our animals rest, we've also got a super-slide, carousel, and other fun rides. With all that we've created our own fun-fair!
For more information go to http://commerfordzoo.com
If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line!
They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race!
Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans. So watch the shows page to see when they'll be in your town, , and get there early to get a good seat!
For more information go to http://swiftyswine.com/home.htm
Rick & Judy Pratt
Dylan Pratt, Dustin Pratt
We are a "Family of Artists" creating together. We provide quality Artwork in Sculpture, Architecture, Furniture and Attachables to increase dimension to your Home and Landscape.
Please have a look at our Gallery and let us know how we can help you achieve your Artistic Dreams!