Entertainment & Attractions
Phat Katz Brass Band is a 5 piece Atlanta-based band that loves to have fun, performing a wide spectrum of music from traditional jazz, to marching band style, to today’s hits. Their love for music is unparalleled as they capture the imagination of their audience. Combining their various musical roots makes for the perfect “gumbo” blend, satisfying all ages and musical persuasions. Phat Katz Brass Band will wow you with their outstanding musicianship and energetic performance, and will leave you with that indescribable magical feeling that can only be found at the Fair!
The complexity of wisdom and the passion for continuing to grow through fresh experiences shine through the highly personal vocal and instrumental artistry of country duo Belles and Whistles. This mother/daughter duo features Jaymie Jones on acoustic guitar and singing harmony, while Kelli leads with her charming yet mature vocals. Through textured harmonies, Belles and Whistles spins lush tales of the girls and women next door, paying homage to musical storytelling foremothers such as Dolly Parton and Carol King, with topical relevance in lyric and style of today’s country music.
Tower Stage (October 9-12)
Welcome to the world of the Infinity Show Band where you get a glimpse of this powerful ensemble that will dazzle you with their unique entertainment extravaganza! This exciting and dynamic group will pack the stands as they entertain with total fun and audience participation creating memories for a lifetime. Playing Motown, R&B, Disco, Beach, and a little Rock & Roll, the Infinity Show Band will thrill you with their dynamic showmanship, hip choreography, great musicianship, costume changes and superb vocal harmony!
Jeff Smith Chevrolet/WDEN Stage (October 3-6)
Go sailing on a comedy treasure cruise with the blundering buccaneers of SwashChucklers Comedy Pirate Show! These silly seadogs find the map to the long lost treasure of Black Jack Blownaparte. But the dread pirate catches wind of their search and shows up to claim the priceless plunder for himself! The slapstick sailors of SwashChucklers deliver a laugh-a-minute broadside of funny one-liners, silly sight gags and crack-up comedy. It’s a family-friendly loony lampoon of buccaneer buffoonery for laughing audiences of all ages.
Near North Gate
The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest. Recently returning from a national US tour, they perform and record new arrangements of traditional Irish songs and tunes, as well as their own original compositions, as heard on their most recent original release, Compass, and their award-winning Celtic album, Story Girl. Their music and performance is loved by fans of all ages. With fiddle tunes written by the sisters, sibling harmony, Irish step dancing, folk roots and the nerve to take risks with style, a Gothard Sisters’ live show is joyful and exuberant, full of surprises, and leaves audiences refreshed and inspired!
All-American Stage (October 8-12)
Take a step back in time to the banks of Mark Twain’s Mississippi River. The Showboat Marionettes Puppet Spectacular performs from the deck of their own Mississippi River Showboat stage. The show is colorful and comic and features a tour-de-force of puppetry, ventriloquism, stringed marionettes, and other puppet forms that are sure to bring a smile to the faces of both young and old.
Near North Gate
Nationally renowned Hypnotist Tammy Barton has entertained thousands of Fairgoers young and old alike. During her performance, Tammy will dazzle and amaze you. Willing volunteers travel through a journey of the mind with her expert guidance. Tammy has been joined on stage by celebrities such as Toby Keith, Britney Spears, Madonna, and many more. She will captivate her audience’s attention from beginning to end. This show will be remembered by all for years to come! http://allforhypnosis.com/
Wild About Monkeys
Are you ready for some serious monkey business? Combining the rare skills of excellent trainers and the incredible instincts of the wild as well as domestic animals with which they have become friends, “Wild About Monkeys” will delight and amaze the entire family! The only traveling animal exhibition that features trained baboons, this show is not only educational, but will leave you both amazed and laughing!
Near South Gate
Kari & Billy
Meet the newest Nashville duo exploding onto the country music scene, Kari & Billy! Fiddle player, singer and entertainer, Kari Nelson, together with singer, songwriter, guitar and harmonica player, Billy Arnold accompanied by some of Nashville’s hottest pickers present a high energy, foot stomping, fiddle smokin’ country music show that audiences of all ages won’t want to miss! Their musical selections include current, classic, and original country music songs as well as some classic rock and oldies! With pure honest vocals that will melt your heart, sizzling’ fiddle and harmonica licks combined with wholesome, positive lyrics, Kari & Billy provide a truly unique and entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy! www.kariandbilly.com
Jeff Smith Chevrolet/WDEN Stage (October 9-12)
Mango & Dango
Mango and Dango love sharing their passion and enthusiasm of life’s endless possibilities with audiences by finding the comedic subtleties in everyday situations. They will wow you with breathtaking technical skills and amazing acrobatics. Prepare to be blown away as they bring together laughter and danger for a pas-de-deux of chance and circumstance, and enjoy the ride as they whisk you away on the adventure of a lifetime as they sail across the Globe in their “Magical Flying Umbrella Ship.” www.mangoanddango.com
The Tree of Life
The forest comes to the people! The walking, talking Tree of Life will be making his second appearance at this year’s Georgia National Fair. Not only will he be providing portable shade and great photo opportunities, but he will also be sharing stories of the woods, as ONLY a tree can tell them!
Wool Riders Only Presents … Mutton Bustin’
This is the toughest sport on wool! This event brings all of the excitement of rodeo competition to the Fair this year! You’ll hear the enthusiastic cheers as boys and girls ages three to six, weighing less than 60 pounds try to ride a sheep for a full six seconds! But if you want to ride, you’d better get there early, because it fills up fast! $10 .00 registration fee for participants. http://woolwarriors.com/
Near East Gate
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Purgatory Iron Works
Whether it’s history you love or just white hot steel, Purgatory Iron Works will astound you! Trenton Tye, a professional blacksmith and educator, will entertain and amaze you with this truly awe-inspiring craft. See bars of steel hammered and transformed into useful items right in front of your eyes! Trenton will not only show you the traditional methods of his craft, but also will teach you about the work that spans back over 2000 years. If you are looking for serious hands-on history or just an amazing show, come see the blacksmith! www.purgatoryironworks.com
Near East Gate
Matt’s Family Jam
Matt and Lisa Rolf’s family have put together a show chock full of incredible music, hilarious comedy, and unique audience participation. It will not only entertain, but will inspire young and old alike! From rock ‘n roll, to jazz, to gospel, to country, to top 40, each specially crafted tune will appeal to both little and big ears! This fresh, hip, kid-friendly music show is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! www.mattsfamilyjam.com
This year’s Rumba Latina can be described by three simple, but powerful words “Suenos”, “Musica” y “Sabor” (Dreams, Music and Cultural Flavor). Every single performer for this year’s show is capable of bringing all these elements to our audience and captivate them with an explosive sense of creativity and culture. Hosted by DJ Kike, the best Latino Disc Jockey, this is an event that the entire family will love to experience!
Georgia Stage October 12, 5:00 pm
The Royal Hanneford Circus
Although the Royal Hanneford Circus has appeared at the Georgia National Fair for a number of years, each year is different with new and exciting acts! The circus is free to any Fairgoer. When the ringmaster calls the show, the big top is always full. Acts have ranged from high-wire to clowns and from wild animal performances to acrobats. Like the ringmaster says, “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, get ready for the thrill of your life with the Royal Hanneford Circus!” http://hannefordcircus.com/
Near South Gate
Finish off your day at the Fair with a bang! Fireworks have always been a tradition at the Georgia National Fair and for the 22nd Fair we’re not holding anything back! This year’s exciting show will send adrenaline surging through your body and leave your mouth open with wonder! www.pyrotecnico.com
Sea Lion Splash!
You’ll laugh, and stare in amazement as these unique creatures balance balls, catch rings, and perform gymnastic tricks! This is the only traveling, self-contained sea lion show in the country! When the sea lions aren’t performing their hilarious and educational show, they will be on display so everyone can view them as they swim and play in their natural habitat. www.squalus.net
South of Reaves Arena
Ed & Geraldine’s Old-Time Music
Ed and Geraldine combine traditional fiddle tunes, folk songs, and old-time country music to make a foot-stomping, spoon-playing good time. Fairgoers of all ages are entertained by Ed and Geraldine’s stories of older days. They demonstrate traditional dance and song routines. They offer workshops, storytelling, and concerts to educate the audience on Early American music and the history that surrounds it. Ed and Geraldine always make a special effort to bring young children into their act. http://edandgeraldine.org
Eudora Farms Petting Zoo
Exciting, entertaining, and educational for the entire family, this world-class exotic petting zoo is home to more than 55 animals from Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia. Eudora Farms also performs educational animal shows which are informative and entertaining for a truly face-to-face experience. www.eudorafarms.com
South of Reaves Arena
Leon Jacobs is a wonder on the keyboard! He combines his musical skills with a great vocal ability to provide a remarkable and entertaining presentation! His act is supplemented with a computer assisted arrangement that makes his one-man show sound like an entire band! www.leonjacobsjr.com
Tower Stage October 3-12
Mike Fuller … The Magician!
As the star of the TV show “The Magic Club,” Mike Fuller is a superb magician. His interest began at an early age and continues even stronger today. Mike Fuller captivates his audiences with unbelievable magic. You can see it, but you probably won’t believe it! http://mikefullerthemagician.com
North Side of Reaves Arena
Clap your hands, tap your toes, and sing along to the traditional bluegrass and county gospel music of Bill and Sue Davis. These Middle Georgia pickers entertain you with old familiar favorites on the banjo, guitar, and mandolin while giving Fairgoers a good, old-fashioned feeling.
Robinson’s Racing Pigs
A bell sounds. The runners are off. Each athlete vies for the lead. The crowd roots for their favorite. However, this is not your average race or your average runners. The runners are pigs … Robinson’s Racing Pigs! Each one hopes to get the coveted prize, an Oreo cookie. The animal kingdom sport is a popular one among Fairgoers worldwide. Robinson’s world-famous pigs have performed their 14 to 18 mph sport on NBC’s Tonight Show, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and on TV stations in Europe, Japan, and Australia. http://robinsonsracingpigs.net
South of Reaves Arena
Tadpole The Clown
Tadpole is one of the most colorful clowns you will ever see. He is also one of the friendliest. He roams the Fairgrounds bringing good humor and good cheer to everyone. Tadpole uses a number of vehicles and props to enlighten and entertain his guests. Tadpole is the type of clown you can’t help but love.