Fair Entertainment

Hello Entertainers,
It’s time to apply for the 2017 Santa Barbara Fair & Expo! Fair dates are Wed. April 26 – Sun. April 30.

Please fill out all the information on the application and return by mail or fax no later than March 13, 2017. All acts being considered must send in an application!

Earl Warren Showgrounds
Fair Entertainment
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Fax: 805 569-5595

Please note that the performances are on community stages and there are no payments for these acts. Passes are for entertainers and vehicles with equipment only. Passenger vehicles and friends or family of entertainers must pay full fair admission.

Please be patient – we receive a lot of applications. You will receive a call as soon as possible after the deadline.

If you would like to be included in the program, web site and advertising, please email your bio information and publicity photos as soon as possible to receptionist@earlwarren.com.

This year’s theme is “Back to the 50’s” and anything you can do to stick to the theme, (costumes, song selections, etc.) will be appreciated.

Thank you for your interest in this year’s Fair and Expo.

Click here to download Entertainment Application


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Racing Pigs

The Famous All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are a team of the fastest and funniest athletes to serve up entertainment anywhere! Flat-track racing and hurdling are their specialties, but a good gag is always on the menu. Sourdough Jack and Soapy Smith have been cooking up fun since their first races in Fairbanks, Alaska. Don’t miss them at a fair or festival near you – You Never Sausage a Show!

Kid's Tractor Pull

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Super-modified, high performance, ground shaking pedal tractors. What more could a child ask for? These are not your father’s pedal tractors. Geared wa-a-a-a-y down, big wheels to sit wa-a-a-a-y up, these monsters are impressive to look at and a dream to drive. And the kids get all the fun!



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Jack Spareribs and Maynard the Talking Monkey

Screen shot 2016-04-06 at 6.58.18 AMJack Spareribs and Maynard the Talking Monkey join a crew of audience volunteers in Capt'n Jack Spareribs' Shipwreck 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!

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It's Jack Spareribs and his zany shipwreck show featuring Maynard the Talking Monkey! The show is full of juggling stunts, tricks and illusions, ventriloquism and the world's worst pirate jokes!

Join the crew for 3 shows a day and meet Capt'n Jack between shows as he poses for pictures and teaches kidsDCF 1.0 how to 'walk the plank' properly.

Ace Miles aka: Jack Spareribs:

A West coast  favorite for over 40 years, and currently performing over 400 shows a year at fairs and festivals! Thousands of performances on stage at amusement parks like California's Great America, Pier 39 in San Francisco, Shoreline Amphitheatre or opening for bands at the Fillmore. As well as performances on TV with Ellen Degeneres on A&E's Good Time Cafe, Evening Magazine, and the Disney Channel .

Something Ridiculous , Jugglers


Something Ridiculous is a high-energy juggling and
acrobatic act performed by slapstick stuntmen Mark Wilder and VonJon. Juggling almost anything the
y 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 you say Yo-Ho-Ho! Your visit to the 2016 Santa Barbara Fair and Expo will be a Barrel of Fun.

Frank Thurston, Magician

frank thurston magicianFrank Thurston is a magician par excellence with a special talent for making animals out of balloons, rope tricks, card tricks and making people laugh. Coming to us live from the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Frank performs tricks and treats that will amaze and mystify you. His fun-filled interactive show is packed with laughter. It is sure to please your family: Moms love him and Kids wonder just how does he do that? "Don't worry kids I'm not going to put you in a trance and make you do something silly like...go home and clean your room!"

James Kellogg, Jr., Hypnotist

james kellogg jrJames Kellogg, Jr. is a Master Hypnotist, a Registered and Certified Hypnotherapist and a Master Magician. He has been delighting audiences with his magic since he was 7 years old. He knew he was hooked for life when he won the Gong Show at the age of 10. He is of the most sought after performers today. His stage credits are quite extensive including; Television, Film, Radio and literally thousands of Casino Performances, Corporate events, Colleges, High Schools, Fairs & Festivals around the country and overseas. Mr. Kellogg's affiliations and some highlights from his career include:

  • Member, American Board of Hypnotherapy
  • Member, National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Member, Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. (Magic Castle)
  • Member, International Brotherhood of Magicians
  • Member, Society of American Magicians
  • Member, Magic Guild of Southern California
  • Headline Act for numerous stage productions including "A Magical Night", Brooks Theater, "A Night of Magic", Fallbrook Theater, and may more.
  • Featured Corporate Magician for: Legoland California, Morton Salt, Southwest Airlines, Mercedes Benz, Allstate Insurance Co., Home Depot, United Airlines, Southern California Edison, Washington Mutual Bank, Hilton Hotels, Callaway Golf, Union Pacific Railroad, and many more.
  • Recent Performances include: Featured on TLC's hit show LA INK when he hypnotized Kat Von D to quit smoking, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland California, Harrah's Rincon Casino and numerous private appearances at High Schools, Colleges, Universities and Military events.

The Arty Loon Show

The Arty Loon ShowWith over 18 years of experience and over 1000 shows
under his Hat, Arty Loon is one of the funniest and most
entertaining family entertainers in the world.  At age 14,
Arty became a member of the Magic Castle's junior
magicians program, and since then has been astounding
audiences all over the world!  Arty takes his love of magic,
juggling, puppetry, and balloon twisting, and combines it all
in one fantastic show!


Calibre 50

SBFE Mexican Music

Ukulele Jim

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Don’t let the name fool you—Ukulele Jim is no novelty act! The combination of Jim’s lilting voice with the sweetness of the ukulele is notable in catchy, emotive songs that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country, and folk music.

James “Ukulele Jim” Clark found the spark to ignite his musical career as a late bloomer. When his twins were born in 2005, Jim chose to take up the ukulele so his children would grow up in a house that was always full of music. He is primarily self-taught, drawing from a large pool of influences such as George Harrison, James Hill, Boulder Acoustic Society, Barenaked Ladies, and The Magnetic Fields, just to name a few.

From his home studio in Santa Barbara, Ukulele Jim uses the convenience of the Internet to work with talented musicians from all over the world, creating an international ‘virtual band’ free from the limits of geographical boundaries. This collaborative freedom allows Jim to switch styles between acoustic solo pieces to eclectic songs with a full band sound. With music that combines the soulfulness of James Taylor with the pop sensibilities of Jack Johnson, Ukulele Jim will treat you to an ear pleasing, heart stealing, joyful feeling good time!

“There is no doubt that Jim is a special musician with a lot of offer. His breezy tunes combined with lyrics that range from humorous to personal keep you hanging on and waiting for the next song. The songs seem so effortless and almost perfect.”

– Radio Maverick

The Goleta Valley Junior High Dance Team

20160307_040707007_iOSThe Goleta Valley Junior High Dance Team is made up of a group of 7th and 8th graders.  These dancers have performed at numerous venues around town and have marched in the Disneyland parade in addition to school events.  Recently winning 1st place at their first competition in both their pom and hip hop routine, these young ladies are looking forward to performing locally at the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo.

Stolen Thunder

Stolen Thunder is an American rock band who play modern and classic rock. Lead singer, Katelyn takes the helm with a mesmerizing voice that draws comparisons to Pat Benatar, Amy Lee and Hayley Williams of Paramore.
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Garnering the most votes in a VH1’s nationwide music video contest (for
VH1/Dosomething.org), Stolen Thunder brought resounding attention to the
importance of music education in our schools. They further anchored a spot in their hometown of Santa Barbara by winning first-place in the Battle of the Bands contest.

The band made their debut appearance on the Sunset Strip at the Whisky-a-
Go-Go in Hollywood and were later asked to perform at the House of Blues in
Anaheim and Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe (these were not pay to plays). In
addition, the band has rocked venues such as the historic Lobero Theatre and SOHO Nightclub in Santa Barbara. They were asked to be the first house band for the KCOY Central Coast Morning News Show after a reporter saw them perform.

They have lit up the Santa Barbara Fiesta main stage for the past three years and were honored to be one of the opening bands for REBELUTION and Iration at Rockstock at the beautiful Dos Pueblos Ranch. They are the youngest band to play at the historic Cold Springs Tavern. They just opened up for Jeff Bridges and the Abiders with an acoustic set of
originals and covers. MIX Magazine just mentioned them as “a band to watch”.

With a strong commitment to their local community, Stolen Thunder has also performed
at numerous charity events. They were honored to be a part of the “No Kid Hungry” campaign, performing and sharing the stage with Kenny Loggins and Jeff Bridges to promote the Free Summer Meals Program and Concert Series in Southern California.

The band is currently in the studio being produced by Lost Coast Records and just finished their first music video. Music soon to be out on iTunes.

To learn more about Stolen Thunder, visit their Facebook page and their webpage at stolenthundermusic.com

Momentum Dance Company

Screen shot 2016-03-21 at 7.39.05 PMAbout Momentum Dance Company: Momentum Dance Company was founded in 2014 by Betsy Ann Woyach, a professional dancer who grew up in the world of competitive dance, with the goal of inspiring dancers to reach new levels of talent, build self-esteem, and demonstrate what it means to be part of a team. MDC is Santa Barbara’s premiere competitive company, and now offers open classes for every age and level in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and Acro. For more information, please visit momentumdancesb.com or call (805) 364-1638.  Also, check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MDC-Momentum-Dance-Company


DSCN1803The Rock cover band SWITCHBAK first got together in 2006 and have been playing local Santa Barbara venues for the last 10 years.

They are a 4 piece very experienced group that has a wide scope of music centering on the likes of artists from Tom Petty to Dave Lindley to The Boss and a ton of other well known and not so well known artists.

The focus of their music is on the more obscure songs of these artists that never got the air play that SWITCHBAK felt they deserved. Their music can be from hard hitting rock songs like Petty’s “Out In The Cold” to subtle ballads to the comedic songs such as Lindley’s “Your Ol Lady”. A group not to be missed wherever they play.  

One Arm Shades

Screen shot 2016-03-17 at 6.16.13 PMOne Arm Shades is a reggae band out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Although all band members have been friends since high school, the band officially started in 2014. With the limited time the band has had together, they have already played several shows throughout San Francisco and have just released their first EP, "To the Promise Land". The band brings a unique sound to reggae, with hints of rock, blues and rap. Members of the band formally went to college in Santa Barbara, so they will be very excited to be back!
To check out their music, head to their Soundcloud page at www.soundcloud.com/one-arm-shades. You can also check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/onearmshades.


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Understate is a youth rock band that has been together over the past several years, performing at the skate park, Fiesta, SOHO and other festivals and events around Santa Barbara.

Understate is directed by Detar Music Studios, Gus and Jake Detar. The band's sound is an eclectic mix of everything from Queen and Radiohead to Amy Winehouse and Maroon 5. Band members are ages 12-15 and include, Sofia Chicote, vocals; Jackson Wright, drums; Trevor Hurvitz, lead guitar; James Grotenhuis, piano; Julian Dene, bass guitar; and Kyle Cekada,  guitar.

Destined Dance and Performing Arts

Screen shot 2016-04-03 at 3.37.59 PMScreen shot 2016-04-03 at 3.38.15 PMDestined Dance and Performing Arts is a newly formed program emphasizing dance, music, and other performing arts. Our focus is to collaborate with dedicated students, in order to give them the opportunity to embrace, create and mix their own art forms without limit. We emphasize both hard, critical work, as well as supporting each other's ambitions, as well as the goals of others in the community.

Our dance teams are very excited to perform, and will bring a variety of lively performances of jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip-hop styles to the stage.  


Screen shot 2016-04-10 at 10.42.04 AMSTEREO LOVE is a family rock band, consisting of a dad and his two teenage daughters, who simply love to KICK ASS.  STEREO LOVE is known for an unforgettable and fun live stage performance, which leaves first timers with their jaws dropped and mouths wide open, and all the "Lovers" coming back for more! Jewel Steele, (17/guitar/lead vocals), Lula Steele, (18/bass/back-up vocals), Judd Steele (drums/dad/bodyguard).

Jewel Steele picked up the guitar when she was 9 years old and has been playing non-stop ever since. Jewel began performing in public the Summer of 2010 on her local street corner. Jewel Steele is endorsed by Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and she also rocks the violin and drums too.
Lula Steele picked up the bass guitar when she was 10 years old. Influenced by her jazz musician Grandfather, Lula also plays Upright Bass and was the only female bass player in her middle school orchestra. Lula is endorsed by Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and loves to thump da' bass any time she gets a chance.
Screen shot 2016-04-10 at 10.41.49 AMJudd Steele brings years of playing drums to the table. Judd has toured for the troops, playing drums in Afghanistan and other destinations around the world. It was Daddy's cool, fun job that influenced the girls to want to become musicians.  Always looking for fun family activities to do together (and Judd being a rock and roll dad), the band seemed like the perfect thing to do, especially after an eye-opening trip to Guitar Center one day with the girls...  8 years later...  voila... a 3-piece made in heaven! Judd plays Premier, English made drums, like his father, Judd Sr., did. 
STEREO LOVE music includes both unique remakes and memorable original songs.  

In 2013, STEREO LOVE won 'Hollywood Rocks' at the Las Vegas Rocks Music Awards and was Nominated in 2014.  The band has played some 250 live shows since 2011...  including festivals, clubs, bars, schools and even racetracks... all the way from California's West Coast to Las Vegas, Nevada.  STEREO LOVE has been described as "unique, unexpected, amazing, unforgettable, refreshing, etc".  STEREO LOVE's motto is "good things will come to those, if you work like hell while waiting".   For more info>>> www.StereoLove.us


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Experience the Soul of Ballroom Dancing with Derrick & Trudie. Join them for a one hour interactive movement experience in ballroom dancing.

Engage with one another as you expand your capacity to move to the rhythms of Swing, Salsa, Foxtrot, Rumba and more. 

Derrick & Trudie are professional dance instructors and offer group and private lessons at Santa Barbara Dance Center. They teach dance, and rhythm and movement classes in many Santa Barbara County schools.
Learn more about them at  www.santabarbaradancecenter.com or www.embodydance.net/
Derrick (805) 450-2498 and Trudie (805) 450-2499.

Santa Barbara Dance Arts

Screen shot 2016-04-20 at 7.16.59 AMDance Arts and our non-profit partner the Arts Mentorship Program run four Student Dance Companies. 

Under the direction of Alana Tillim, the Companies provide a pre-professional experience for serious dancers ages 9-20 years old and love to perform. 

Students must participate in a rigorous audition process to enter one of four dance companies (Impact, Vibe, Impulse, and Axis) which combined include up to 40 dancers.

Company dancers are trained in ballet and jazz technique, choreography, and have opportunities to attend Master Classes, travel to conventions, and perform at local events.

  This year, our competition team and pre-company will also be performing.

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