There are so many exciting and fun entertainment options at the Sacramento County Fair! 
To read more about our entertainment line-up for the 2015 Fair, scroll down. 


Dennis Forel, with a repertoire of over 108 different animals is considered one of America’s foremost balloon Sculptors. He has been a professional performer since the Ides of March 1975. Though Forel has performed in Alaska, Mexico, Japan, and the Bahamas, he is usually found plying his trade throughout the Western United States. As a balloon sculptor, Forel has performed at State and County Fairs, amusement parks such as Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Six Flags, Busch Gardens, The Queen Mary and Nagasaki Holland Village in Japan, as well as shopping centers and night clubs.

Besides his balloons, Dennis Forel has been gaining a reputation for being the “Ambassador of Goodwheel” wherever he rides his replica Turn-of-the-Century, Pennyfarthing style bicycle. With a front wheel of 52 inches, Dennis rides “head and shoulders” above the crowd.

Dennis Forel is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, better known as the Magical Castle in Hollywood, California, where he has been a regular performer for over 20 years. Forel is also a member of the Western Fairs Association.

  Buck Trout

While most campers head to the mountains, Buck Trout makes a bee-line toward festivals and fairs.  A buck-toothed, nature loving puppet, Buck Trout prefers the laughter of children to the serenity of a mountain retreat.

Since 1995, Buck Trout has completed an estimated 50 cross-country trips making appearances at some of the largest events in the United States.  This nationally known, fun loving puppet consistently promotes good values and encourages families to embrace a healthier lifestyle. 

  As Buck Trout drives around in his little truck, his zany antics and comical stories always make a lasting impression that brings smiles and laughter to children of all ages.


  Capt’n Jack Spareribs

Jack Spareribs and Maynard the Talking Monkey join a crew of audience volunteers in The Capt'n Jack Spareribs Show! A fast paced mix of swashbuckling, rib tickling, pirate mayhem combined with magic, juggling, ventriloquism and the world's worst pirate jokes. Voted Best Family Fun in the San Francisco Bay Area 7 years in a row!

  Chinese Acrobat

Acrobats of Hebei China are masters of agility and grace combining Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props, and a beautiful music soundtrack.
  Duck Races

The Great American Duck Race of New Mexico can add a unique experience to your special event, fair, or park that offers quality family entertainment in every show.

We invite you to explore our site for yourself, and see why our show received the Director’s Award for Best Grounds Entertainment at the Nevada State Fair.

  ZZ Top Fandango
Since their debut in 1996 opening for Blue Oyster Cult, Fandango have delivered the gospel of Tone, Taste and Tenacity to fans across the entire United States.

In the years since then Fandango has made concert stops in Florida, Washington, Kentucky, California, Nevada, Texas and Mississippi and in 2001 a week worth of shows in Japan.

Constant improvement in showmanship, musicianship and investment in costuming, makeup and visual effects have allowed Fandango to define the musical and cultural powerhouse that is ZZ Top.

Fandangoís play list includes hits from over 30 years of recorded music and can exactly duplicate song order and pacing of an authentic ZZ Top concert.

Fandango is passionate but cool, dirty but tasteful and all- American;
being interactive with an audience is essential and preferred.
Every Fandango show is a professional officering dedicated to the humor, style, content and history of the mighty ZZ Top.

  Fortunate Son

Since 1994, Brad Ford has starred as John Fogerty, pioneering the Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute: FORTUNATE SON. This show quickly became known as "THE PREMIER" act celebrating the music ofCCR & John Fogerty.  

FORTUNATE SON performs across America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. This is the longest running CCR tribute show of its kind. FORTUNATE SON  is in high demand at major "Tribute Concert Series", Casinos, State and County Fairs, Festivals, Corporate/Charity Events, Motorcycle Rides & Car Shows.


  Jest In Time

Topper Todd and Li Li Zucchini, Two Physical Comedians and Jugglers Perform Super Stage Shows for the whole family! Jest In Time Circus Festival Package Includes Daily: 3 Sensational Comedy/Juggling Stage Shows, 3 Pre show Crowd Draws on Pennyfarthings, 1 Stilt-walking Set with Topper Todd on Stilts and Hosting The Family Fun Stage.

  Let's Pretend Circus

Families won’t want to miss THE CUTEST SHOW ON EARTH! The Cutest Show on Earth is a high-energy, free show designed to get family members playing together. Kids dress up and become Star Performers in a live theater experience! Presented multiple times daily, each show features up to 18 kids of all ages chosen from the audience 10 minutes before show time.

This year the talented actors of The Cutest Show on Earth will present: “Let’s Pretend Circus”. In this play, kids become tightrope walkers, wild animals, an animal trainer, clowns and a strong kid. One lucky dad in the audience joins the cast as the “World’s Strongest Man”. Along the way, animals leap through fire, clowns do magic and little girls cross the “highest high wire ever used!”

While entertaining to every age, The Cutest Show on Earth has a higher purpose to build confidence and creative muscle in the next generation. Join in the enthusiastic rounds of applause for the power of kids’ imaginations!

The Cutest Show on Earth™ is presented by Let’s Pretend Entertainment, an interactive entertainment company focused on Good Clean Fun. For more information, visit CutestShow.com.

  Something Ridiculous

Something Ridiculous is the high-energy juggling and acrobatic act performed by slapstick stuntmen Mark Wilder and VonJon. Juggling almost anything they can get their hands on, the comic duo climbs up a free-standing ladder, onto a ten-foot-tall unicycle or atop each other's shoulders in a wildly entertaining, dynamic show.

 Something Ridiculous' action-packed show is fun for all ages and guaranteed to make any event more memorable!


  Steve Baynor

Comedy Hypnosis Show - The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show is one of the
most sought after, successful shows of its kind. Each year, Steve performs
before millions of people. Venues include fairs, corporate events, conventions, colleges, casinos and innumerable special events. His show has been performed all over the United States as well as abroad. Audience participation is the key to each show's success.

  Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side is an organization dedicated to helping all species of wild animals who, for various reasons, find themselves without a place to live out their lives. We are the most diverse exotic non-profit animal refuge of its kind in the State of Oregon. In addition to housing unwanted exotic species, we pride ourselves in educating the public about responsible animal ownership. Our ambassador animals attend numerous public events every year, and each one has its own story to tell and its own lessons to teach. We absolutely love the work we do and believe in our quest to provide the best care and quality of life for our animals.

  Mind Works!

Mind Works! is a 2,500 sq ft exhilarating attraction featuring a collection of puzzles, giant classic games, bubble arena, a construction zone, and a toddler area that will tease and challenge minds of all ages. Many of the displays in this fun and interactive exhibit are STEM-based and involve critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

Grab a friend, date, or family member to play Chess, Checkers, Chutes & Ladders, Dominos, Twister, Jenga or Dominos on the huge game boards. Join your toddler and teach them how to play Hopscotch, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Match Tiles.

When your child, or the child in you, wants a change, let your imagination run wild in the construction zone with the life-size lego wall, Rube Goldberg wall, wood blocks, magnetos, or the big foam blocks. Time will seem to stand still in the bubble arena when you make bubble tubes or put a loved one inside a bubble.

In the puzzles and plexers section you’ll find a variety of brainteasers and 3D puzzles. These puzzles range from easy to extremely challenging. There are simple wood puzzles for toddlers and more challenging plexers for teenagers and adults.

MInd Works! is a lighthearted, playful, hands-on attraction that is entertaining and educational. Whether you are 1 or 101, you will find something to enjoy and energize the mind. To complete the attraction, we provide uniformed, trained, and friendly staff who assist with moderating the games, offer puzzle hints, or play a game with you.

California Cowboys

R. W. Smith and the California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound, with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies. And such rowdy, foot stompin’ original songs as “We Ride’em We Rope’em”, “Timberline” and “The Party’s Over”, it’s easy to see this band will always go over in a big way with any audience.

As lead singer and songwriter, R.W. is the polished showman. He dances and jokes with the audience while delivering top billing entertainment. Together with drummer Hal Atkinson guitar player Gary Potterton (producer of “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”), and bass player Cary Atkinson; these fine musicians form one of California’s most successful country-western bands.


Gran Jaripeo Mexican Rodeo & Fiesta

Sunday, May 24 - Gran Jaripeo Mexican Rodeo & Fiesta 3:00 p.m. you can get Gran Jaripeo-Baile General Seating $35.00 $30.00 for a limited time! Sunday May 24, 2015 Doors Open at 3pm Gran Jaripeo y Baile Pancho Barraza Banda Machos. Ticket Includes Fair Admission. Boleto incluye su entrada a la feria. Ninos menores de 12 anos "gratis."

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Great American Petting Zoo

The Great American Petting Zoo is America’s premier petting zoo. Our Petting Zoo is truly unique; there are no barriers inside the petting zoo to keep children from getting up close and personal with our cute, cuddly, and immaculately clean animals. With our award winning combination of friendly animals and caring staff, we provide families all over America with a one of a kind hands-on experience.

  Vintage America … Let’s Go Glamping

A museum-quality, interactive 1950’s vintage exhibit—a living museum! David and Dianne Linderman’s latest concept brings a real American family camping or “glamping” (glamour camping) experience of an era gone by to your fair! We’ll display our beautifully restored, 20-foot, vintage 1959 Airstream trailer filled full of adorable vintage things, to create a warm and wonderful feeling for your fair attendees. The vintage Airstream trailer will be pulled by our beautiful, red and white, 1956 Ford Country Squire station wagon.

  Journey Revisited

Journey Revisited recreates the feel of being at a LIVE JOURNEY
CONCERT. Armed with the trademark soulfulness & range of Perry's vocals, this Tribute To Journey combines the amazing vocal talents and dynamic instrumentals that separates this band from all other cover/
Tribute bands. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Journey tribute band in the country.


Every day of the fair!!!

Every day of the fair!!!


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