Free Entertainment

Haai Shark Encounter brought to you by MAFCU

Various Times, Daily on the Upper Grounds!

The only traveling shark encounter in the United States welcomes you to look into the eyes of a live shark and experience the heart pounding awe and fascination of this up close experience. Sharks have captured our imagination for thousands of years, stirring the fears and fascination of ocean goers, researchers and scientists. Their legacy has been as misunderstood as it has been “old and bloody”. Now more than ever the importance of understanding this fascinating species is critical for its survival. Come to learn and be entertained at the Haai, Inc. Shark Encounter.

Haai Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the shark species as well as all wildlife. In an effort to assist in the efforts to preserve sharks, Haai Inc. makes every effort to obtain sharks that are already in captivity for research, injury, or captured by people who do not understand the requirements of caring for sharks. We partner with aquariums across the country to not only obtain our sharks but also to provide a beneficial place for them to "retire" at our seasons end. We hope that through our education and preservation efforts we help to allow the shark species to thrive now and for the future.
Haai, Inc. Aquatic Exhibits is licensed by a scientific collecting permit for exhibition and educational purposes.

Chainsaw Chix

Various Times, Daily in Farmer's Triangle!

The Chainsaw Chix can quickly transform a three-foot tall log into a true work of art. Nearly every show will result with a carving being produced from start to finish, with as many as four carvings per day and shows lasting up to an hour.  The best part - you can purchase a carving!  Be sure to check the Fair Schedule for show times!

Carrie McQueen

Various Times, Daily Roaming The Grounds!

Carrie juggles, dances, and creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement!  She will be strolling the Fair at various times.  Be sure to look out for her amazing acts!  You never know what character you will see...

Comedy Hypnotist

Friday, August 12th - Saturday, August 20th 9pm
Location: PEPCO Community Stage

Brad Matchett provides a family-friendly Vegas style Hypnosis Show with volunteers that want to experience a great time.  People who can relax and let go will find out just how much fun they can have.  Hypnosis can often be described as a deep state of relaxation.  One hour of hypnosis is like 6 to 8 hours of sleep.  We all go in and out of hypnosis every day - driving, reading a book, watching TV, or even playing a video game.  Be sure to check out this hilarious show that is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Fast Action Motorsports

Various Times, Daily on the Upper Grounds!

Race against other Fair-goers in tournaments for trophies and a chance to win the Montgomery County Fair Grand Championship!  Open to all ages!

Hogway Speedway brought to you by Grant County Mulch

Various Times, Daily near the PEPCO Community Stage!

Don't miss the adorable racing pigs, ducks, and goats!

Extreme Illusions & Escapes

Various Times, Daily!
Location: PEPCO Community Stage

Promising to entertain audiences of all ages, Extreme Illusions & Escapes have designed a show with a mix of amazing stage illusions, entertaining and skillful escapes, audience participation and exciting music that gives you more 'bang for your buck' than any other magic or illusion show out there! Certainly not your everyday 'magic' act... forget all you know and prepare to be amazed by Extreme Illusions & Escapes starring Josh Knotts & Lea.


Various Times, Daily!
Location: PEPCO Community Stage

Brad is an educational agricultural specialist.  He entertains and educates Fairgoers, offering 4 completely different educational agricultural shows.  They are: Agricadabra, Healthy Eating of Agriculture, Science of Agriculture, and Going Green with Agriculture.  Be sure not to miss these fun and entertaining shows!

Raptors Up Close

Various Times, Daily!
Location: PEPCO Community Stage and the Upper Grounds

Be sure to stop by the Raptors tent to see Birds of Prey up close!  There will also be a show every morning to learn more about these amazing birds.  Check out the Fair Schedule for show times!

Junk Rock Band

Various Times, Daily in the Buffalo Wild Wings KidZone and roaming the grounds!

The Junk Rock Band performs on OIL DRUMS, PLASTIC TUBES,  MILK CANS, and VARIOUS UNUSUAL OBJECTS!  JUNK ROCK makes the audience part of every show with comedic wit, virtuosic drumming, and unique showmanship.  They will be sure to keep you movin’ and groovin’ to the beat!

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