MAY 26-30, 2016


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McKenna Faith
McKenna Faith is a country music singer/songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist from Northern California. She grew up in the barrel racing circuit, where she competed in the World Finals. Singing the National Anthem at rodeos lead to half-time performances; and eventually she traded her saddle for a guitar and started co-writing and recording in Nashville, where she now lives. She tours internationally, has shared the stage with country's biggest names, and was the #1 Selling Independent Female Country Artist on iTunes last year. Her debut single to country radio Somethin' Somethin' is quickly climbing the charts.

Friday, May 27th 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm

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Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Lineup: BIGFOOT (The Original Monster Truck, "King of the Monster Trucks") plus Double Trouble, Obsessed, Trouble Maker and Wrong Way Rick. Plus Pro Stadium Trucks

(*lineup subject to change)

Thursday, May 26th & Friday,
May 27th  7:30 pm

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Stars and Stripes Invitational Bull Riding
It the most dangerous 8 seconds of any sport. Join bull riding fans as they cheer 30 of the States toughest cowboys on, as they try and ride a bull for 8 seconds. Who will win, the cowboy or the bull? Fans will also be entertained by the rodeo world’s top barrel man, “Wolfie”. Set your expectations high and enjoy a night of bull riding at the Sacramento County Fair!

Saturday, May 28th 7:30 pm

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Welcome to the jungle - a wildlife experience
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.

Open all day, every day!

“Boston Rocks”
JAY BASINGER (Keyboards/Vocals) A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jay brings a triple- threat to Boston Rocks (keyboards, lead vocals and harmonica).
JOHN MEDINA (Drums/Vocals) A Tampa, FL native, John is one of those drummers who can play it all! Having studied with Curt Grissom of (The Florida Orchestra) and Craig Pichanick (Jeff Berlin's School of Music),
REED “CLACKERS” KAY (Bass Guitar/Vocals) Originally from Fairfield Connecticut, Reed has been playing bass guitar since the age of 11.
DALLAS PERKINS (Guitar/Vocals) From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dallas is a nationally known solo artist in the hard rock and instrumental rock genre.

Thursday, May 26th,  4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Fortunate Son -
Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

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 of CCR & John Fogerty and was recently singled out by AXS-TV’s hit show “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” for which the band performed their show, live from Hollywood and broadcast to millions of viewers. The longest-running tribute to CCR, FORTUNATE SON continues to perform across America, Canada, Europe, and Asia rocking rocking fans around the globe with timeless hits like BORN ON THE BAYOU, GREEN RIVER, BAD MOON RISING, LODI, LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACKDOOR, PROUD MARY, CENTERFIELD, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN and so many more.

Saturday, May 28th  4:00 pm & 9:00 pm

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Fandango - ZZ Top Tribute
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.

Sunday, May 29th 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Steve Bayner - Hypnotist
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.

Two shows daily on the Main Stage!

Our Mission: To learn every song... EVER!

Since 2010, Decades (Chico, CA) has been working (and rocking) around the clock to learn material spanning from the 1940’s (Glenn Miller Orchesra’s “In The Mood”) to today (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”). The band has more than 125 confirmed performances throughout the West Coast for 2016, earning its place as one of California’s most in‐demand bands. Its live shows are highly energetic and showcase the members’ versatile instrumentation (including sax, harmonica, flute, steel pedal, and trumpet) as they continuously switch from one instrument to another throughout shows. They have great 4 part harmony to go along with its 4 lead vocalists.

Monday, May 30th 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm

Navy Band Southwest - 32nd Street Brass Band

Navy Band Southwest gives you a taste of New Orleans with the 32nd Street Brass Band! This brass band’s strolling performances will have you thinking you are on Bourbon Street celebrating Mardi Gras, and with the addition of a guitar for our stage shows you’ll feel like you’re in a club in the French Quarter.

Sunday, May 29th 6:30pm & Monday, May 30th 4:00 pm

Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls
The KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULLS are coming to the Sacramento County Fair this year! The kids become the stars of the show while they compete in a fast paced, action packed pedal powered tractor pull. Kids four to twelve years old are welcome to join in the show for free and try their skill. The tractors and pulling sleds are built for fun and designed to produce smiles and laughter! Calling all kids! COME OUT AND PLAY at the KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULLS!

All day, every day!

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.

Several performances daily

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All Alaskan Racing Pigs
Each show has four pig races. These awkward, but cute and cuddly racing animals fascinate spectators. Real crowd pleasers, these natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind.

Several performances daily!

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Jest In Time Circus

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.

Several performances daily!

“Puff, the Magic Dragon”

In this fast-paced fantasy adventure, Little Jackie Paper and Puff return to the magical land of Honalee and discover that the mystical “Magic Box” belonging to King Cobwebs has been stolen. Jackie and Puff agree to help the king and his granddaughter find the missing box and return it to the palace. During their quest, our heroes fight a duel onboard a pirate ship with Captain Bilgewater and his sidekick Grog, face a fearful storm at sea, and travel to the bottom of the ocean, where they meet a friendly and wise octopus named Rastapus, who helps Jackie discover that the “Magic Box” contains “the most powerful magic of all,” the magic of his own imagination.

Several performances daily!

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.

Every day of the fair, multiple show times.

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!

Every day of the fair, multiple show times.

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

Every day of the fair, multiple show times.

The Fabulous Dancing Gauchos
Highly regarded as one of the industries most beloved acts, our remarkable career has taken us from Julliard's to The Frankfurt Opera House to Walt Disney World and everywhere in between! Following years of headlining in Las Vegas' most iconic productions, our passion, dedication and popularity has propelled us to a multitude of Television, Theater, Circus/Cirque, Variety, Festivals, Productions Shows, Corporate Events, Luxury Cruise Lines, and Olympic celebrations in three countries!

Every day of the fair, multiple show times.

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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!

Every day of the fair, multiple show times.

Wild Science!
Take an excursion into the wild and amazing world of science through dozens of highly interactive, fun, and visually captivating displays and activities. Journeying through Wild Science!, families, adults, and children can experience the mysterious and entertaining aspects of science and technology in a fun and casual environment. Learning occurs through hands-on interaction and supporting signage.

Play with captured lightning and learn about electricity and which gases will actually change the lightning’s color! At the Bernoulli Levitator you’ll use the same principles that make an airplane fly to send a ball into the air and try to make it float at gravity defying angles. Kids and adults alike will have fun in the Jumbo Bubble Making Arena, where you might even trap a friend inside a bubble. Everyone will enjoy watching our amazing Rube Goldberg Machine, just be sure you don’t lose track of time!

All day, every day!

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Wild Science!

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.

All day, every day!

Every day of the fair!


Train Rides
Every day of the fair!

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