"Race to the Fair"
May 25 – 29, 2017

Variety

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs

 “You Never Sausage a Show”

The All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are a team of eight athletes who race four-at-a-time around a 100-foot track padded with wood shavings. Each show consists of three rounds of racing, with the championship race pitting the four fastest racers from the earlier races in the show. There is also one surprise feature before the championship race. The pigs run flat track and hurdles, and take their breaks in the luxurious, air-conditioned, “Piggy Penthouse.” When the heat gets too much, the two-legged crew members take refuge from the sun by joining the racers in their comfortable home-on-wheels. The All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are licensed and routinely inspected by USDA animal welfare representatives.

Circus Imagination

Circus Imagination involves 20 to 25 children per show who actively dress up and join the circus. Old-fashioned fun rekindles educational play in the minds of children. Circus Imagination requires no skill or talent and the experience leaves children with a strong sense of imagination, resourcefulness and creativity. From Tina the Tightrope Walker who climbs a make-believe ladder 100 feet in the air, to Zazelle the human cannon, the audience is captured in spellbound amazement

Farm Babies

Farm Babies is fun for the whole family and a great educational opportunity for kids of all ages. Not only does the exhibit feature many different types of farm animals and their babies, there are trained docents from Chico State and Butte College to answer all of your questions and share interesting facts.

Fido 500 Mini Dog Races

On your bark, get set, GO! The FIDO 500 Mini Dog Races feature our talented canines racing Olympic-style in a sprint to the finish line for gold, silver, and bronze. Each of these delightful dogs weighs between 3.5 and 19.5 pounds, and they represent their countries of origin.
More than a dozen miniature purebred dogs are on the team, including three adorable Dachshunds who participate in their own specialty race called the Wiener 100, and three tiny Chihuahuas who compete in the Baja Chihuahua 100. The lineup also includes an unusual Hairless Chinese Crested, a Shiba Inu, a Schnauzer, a Pomeranian, an Australian terrier, an all-American mutt, and more.

Harvest Hall

Harvest Hall includes many agriculture based kids activities featuring local products such as almonds, walnuts, rice, beef, dairy and corn. The building is staffed at all times with Chico State Ag Educations students to help guide kids and their families through the activities and answer as many ag related questions as possible. Kids entertainer Tanna Banana will also be strolling the building at various times each day as well as performing her show “Tanna Banana’s Storytime and Song”.

Agtivities include: milking a cow, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, pick walnut from a tree, shake an almond tree to collect nuts, pick potatoes from sand field, prepare clay ground for rice planting with a remote control tractor, play with tractors in the corn bin, roping a steer, petal tractor course, and ‘My American’ Farm computer game stations.

Hilby, Skinny German Juggling Boy

Best described as a show without boundaries, Hilby is the living proof that being German doesn't mean you can not be funny. While being an expert in juggling all sorts of objects and subjects as well as countless circus and variety skills (such as Unicycling, ropewalking, unsupported ladder, fire manipulations and eating, balancing stunts and the list goes on and on), he really gets his audience involved and creates magical and hilarious moments through their participation. Watch out for catapults, marshmallows, lots of velcro and the bowling-ball of terror. Hilby has training in modern dance and mime and his body is as expressive as the spoken words he speaks. Poetry in motion, a fusion of an epileptic fit, and .... Yes all that and more..... the long and short of it is that you will love this Skinny German Juggle Boy!

Incredible Hypnotist Richard Barker

Originally from the United Kingdom, he has spent the last 15 years entertaining thousands of people from the Cayman Islands to Las Vegas. His quick wit and charm have made him a crowd favorite.  He can hypnotize people on the spot with both his British accent and impressive feats of hypnosis.  Barker says, "I truly believe the people who volunteer to come on stage are my guests. They are the stars of the performance. I am merely the stage director, casting the right person for that part."  Richards show will have you intrigued, amazed, and on the edge of your seat. Most of all, Richard will leave you laughing. Once under his spell, you are taken on a hypnotic adventure that you will remember for years to come whether you are an active participate on stage or watching from the best seat in the house!

Pedal Pullers by All-Alaskan

Get ready for Kid power! This year at the [Event], in [City], [Month Date-Date], kids ages 4-12 will get behind the wheel of a genuine John Deere or New Holland custom built, high performance pedal tractor and roar down the track to see how much they can pull and how far they can pull it. This is real power – pedal power!

Pirate Parrot Show

The Pirate’s Parrot Show is a Fun, Educational, and Interactive experience for all ages and cultures.  This informative show comes complete with a large variety of parrots from around the world, “real” pirates, an authentic Pirate Ship display, and delightful speech and freeflight performances. Each year, 30-50 thousand people from across the country are amazed and delighted to safely hold and pet these parrots.

Steve the Pretty Good - Comedy Magic

The Steve the Pretty Good show takes the classics of magic and gives them a unique and funny twist and then transforms his audience into hilarious magical assistants. Does someone get sawn in half? You bet. Can he make some one float? Absolutely. Will people be amazed and laugh, a lot? No doubt about it.

Tanna Banana's Storytime and Song

Tanna Banana grew up on a banana farm down in the great state of Louisiana…after being blasted out of the area by a storm – she landed on the west coast.  As she makes her way to “home” – she stops and visits fairs throughout her journey spreading the knowledge of Agriculture through dance, story and song!  Join Tanna Banana at the Silver Dollar Fair for stories and singing.