Sunday, August 09, 2009

....Oregon State Fair 2009- It's BIG!! Free Entertainment....

Your money's no good at these fabulously free events and activities so come and watch one of our many performances scheduled among our 12 different stages located through out the Fairgrounds. There is sure to be something for the entire family and they’re all free with your Fair admission ticket!

Blues, Brew & BBQ - every evening Aug 28-30, Picnic Grove
Add to can't miss list The 2009 Oregon State Fair presents "Blues, Brew & BBQ" in the Picnic Grove, August 28, 29 & 30! Come enjoy great blues in action in the Picnic Grove, evenings between from 5 pm to 10 pm, while enjoying tastes of Oregon brews and professional BBQ. On the new BiMart Spirit of Oregon stage, you'll see Oregon favorites Ty Curtis, Linda Hornbuckle and Curtis Salgado!

Small $10 charge for tasting tent script . . . music is free with Fair admission!


Friday, August 28

Linda Hornbuckle 7-8:15 PM

Ty Curtis Band 5:15-6:30 & 8:45-10 PM

Saturday, August 29

Ellen Whyte Trio 7-8:15 PM

Curtis Salgado 5:15-6:30 & 8:45-10 PM

Sunday, August 30

Pepe and the Bottle Blonds 7-8:15 PM

Ty Curtis Band 5:15-6:30 & 8:45-10 PM

Greg Frisbee Show
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 at the Little Big Top

Watch The Greg Frisbee Show as he eats fire, juggles, and reads minds - all the while creating comedy for the whole family!

Show times: 4:00-4:30, 7:00-7:30, 9:00-9:40 PM

Hypnomania featuring Travis Fox
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 on the Les Schwab Tires Familyville Stage

Enter into the depths of the imagination of your mind, and become the show-stopping celebrity of this creative display of hypnosis with Travis Fox. Don't miss this great show on Les Schwab Tires Familyville stage all 11 days of the fair!

Show Times: 4:45-5:45 and 7:30-8:30 PM

New Shanghai Circus
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 on the Les Schwab Tires Familyville Stage

The New Shanghai Circus will surprise you with their amazing display of flexibility, agility, and acrobatics. See this amazing act very day on the Les Schwab Familyville Stage!

Show Times: 2:00-2:45 and 6:15-7:00 PM

Sea Lion Encounter
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 Pavilion West Lawn

Get up close, see and learn about these remarkable might even get a splash or two! The Sea Lion Encounter will have shows three times per day on weekends and two shows on week days. Show Times:

Monday-Friday 3:30 and 7:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Noon, 3:30 and 7:30 PM

Jest in Time - Circus of Fools
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 at the Little Big Top

Topper Todd, and Li Li Zucchini, two great physical comedians and jugglers to perform super sensational stage shows for the whole family to enjoy!

Show Times: 2:00-2:30, 6:00-6:40 and 8:00-8:40 PM

Gossamer Magic
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 on Les Schwab Tires Familyville Stage

One of the world's greatest illusionists viewed by millions on ABC and CBS, Peter Gossamer combines original concepts and a fresh approach to the art of magic. His grand illusion, comedic vignettes and a charismatic personality will truly amaze you. Catch this show before it disappears!

Show Times: 3:15-4:15 and 9:00-10:00 PM

Let's Pretend Circus "The CUTEST Show On Earth!"
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 at the Little Big Top

Each show stars kids, ages four and up, and an adult from the audience. These Star Performers dress in costumes that quickly slip over their clothes and after just a bit of instruction they put on a 30-minute show with two professional entertainers.

Continuous audience participation, "wow factor" surprises, corny jokes and a serious purpose to build kids' self-confidence combine to create a truly memorable show!

Little Big Top
Add to can't miss list August 28 - September 7 on the East Pavilion Lawn

Just for kids, ages 4 to 14! The Little Big Top Stage will start each day with younger kids programs and entertainment, and will transition to tweens and teens in the evening hours! Don’t miss your chance to be the ‘star’ in a show, be entertained by comedians and watch juggling.

Children’s theatre starring the audience in … ‘The Cutest Shows on Earth’ each show stars a dozen kids, ages 4 and up, and one adult from the audience. Don’t miss this fun and interactive theatre experience!

Statewide Talent Contest
Add to can't miss list September 6 on Center Stage

This classic State Fair contest will be held on Center Stage on Sunday, September 6, 2009. This statewide talent contest is the culmination of talent contests held at Oregon County Fairs throughout the summer. Each participating county will send their top candidates in one of three categories: Children (ages 5-9), Youth (ages 10-17) and Adults (ages 18 and over), to the Oregon State Fair to compete. Come see contestants perform throughout the day!

Date and Location

Date: Sunday, September 6, 2009. Location: Center Stage.

Children's Division 10-12 PM

Youth Division 1-3 PM

Adult Division 4-6 PM

How to Participate

Contestants must participate in a county fair talent contest with winners to be selected by their perspective county fair in order to advance to the Statewide Talent Contest. Individual county fair rules determine whether contestants in the county fair contest must be residents of the county or not.

Prizes and Awards

Prizes and awards presented after each division

More details on entering here

Veterans’ Day USO-Style Show
Add to can't miss list August 29, Saturday on Comcast Center Stage

1:30 pm on Center Stage

Tribute to Veterans

This special show is a recreated USO-Style show with music and comedy acts, designed to entertain and pay tribute to all who have served our country in the United States military. There will be performances by Richard Probasco, The Dennis Mitchell Band with The Kingsmen, The Brown Sisters, Two Sisters & A Mister, Ken & Malinda Buckles, Barrie Malcolm & Bill Haugen, and more.

After the entertainers have finished their acts, Ken Buckles will call up all the Veterans in attendance from each war/conflict so that the audience may recognize them for their service and sacrifice. The State Honor Guard will post Colors during the USO Style Show.

This event is hosted by Remembering America's Heroes, a non-profit organization based in Milwaukie, Oregon.