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
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 email@example.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.
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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
2016 FEATURED PERFORMERS
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Jack Spareribs and Maynard the Talking Monkey
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!
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!
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 they 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.
Frank Thurston, Magician
Frank 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, 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
With 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!
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
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
About 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
The 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
Destined Dance and Performing Arts
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.
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
BALLROOM DANCING WITH DERRICK & TRUDIE
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.
Santa Barbara Dance Arts
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.