LIVE STINGRAY ENCOUNTER
Appearing April 23 - May 3, 2015
An all day interactive exhibit featuring knowledgeable educators to teach you. The worlds only traveling, self-contained Stingray Exhibit! Let’s you safely view and touch these wonderful creatures during the event and receive a hands-on educational experience.
Appearing Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3
James Johnson with his World Record Balloon Stunt Show involves the bizarre and fabulously weird stunt that allows members of the audience to climb inside a giant 6 foot latex balloon! It’s freaking hilarious and kind of scary at the same time. The comic daredevil James Johnson has spent the last decade travelling around the world entertaining thousands of people in Fiji, Dubai, Qatar and China and of course North America! His World Record Balloon Stunt has been featured on the Discovery Channel and has been in countless TV and radio broadcasts around the globe. James Johnson has become a highlight at events for one special reason. It’s downright funny and interactive. James primes the audience with a little comedy magic to lure audiences in before the big balloon finale. Altogether, the show is performed with upbeat music, fun props and a pleasing personality that all ages seem to love. The audience find themselves laughing desperately trying to keep up with the high-energy enthusiasm from James. Now is your chance for you to check out the tried, tested and true comical experience that spans over 10 years. Catch James mastering his craft seamlessly integrating audience participation and hilarious comedy into a proven show he calls the “World Record Balloon Stunt Show.”
Appearing Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26, 2015
Lady Houdini - Kristen Johnson is the real deal, a real escapologist, who has carved out a great living performing her daredevil brand of escapes all over the world. When asked to perform the Aerial Straitjacket Escape which Houdini so often used to promote his theater shows, she said sure, but the escape in its original form was boring and anticlimactic. After all, Houdini was able to escape the jacket, but not the circumstances that had him still hanging upside down in mid-air, of which each performance he would have to be lowered back to the ground, just like all others that followed in his footsteps. Johnson’s partner and husband, Kevin Ridgeway says, “to completely and successfully escape you not only have to remove the restraint, but also escape from the situation or place in this case being hung in the air as well”. Kristen once again set out to best Houdini’s escape and for three years did so. Whether outside with a crane or inside an arena or theater hung from the ceiling, she would drop the jacket, remove her feet from the rope loops and then rappel back down to the stage.
The Granpa Cratchet Corporation is a well established touring and production company. We perform hundreds of shows annually at more than 50 various venues entertaining more than a hundred thousand people throughout the United States. Over the years our shows have toured in nearly every state as well as Canada and Mexico. We have been sponsored by Coca Cola, Delta Airlines, Children's Mylanta and multiple other fortune 500 companies as well as various appearances on CBS, NBC, FOX and many radio stations. The Granpa Cratchet Corp has also produces DVD's, CD's, Video Games, and short films. We also provide content for television shows and produce commercials and spokescharacters for companies. We believe that the shows available for todays families lack the traditional values our country was found upon. From the Golden Rule to Work Together every Granpa show teaches an important life lesson in a fun and exciting way. The slapstick humor, wit, and charm of our characters brings these values alive in a new and vibrant way that appeals to audiences of all ages. The Granpa Cratchet Show provides an excellent alternative to the pointless entertainment offered in mainstream entertainment.
Eudora Farms is a culmination of hopes and dreams brought to life by Mark & Kim Nisbet. Mark and Kim first met in the summer of 1990. Kim was attending a dog training facility in North Carolina to become a Certified Obedience Instructor. Mark was using the professional dog handling services of the same facility to show his award winning Akitas. While it wasn't love at first sight, over the next several years their friendship grew as Kim's interest in Akitas was born. That friendship blossomed into true love in the summer of 1997 and they were married on September 26th, 1998 at Eudora Farms, surrounded by family, friends and their growing assortment of animals. Since that date they have provided a loving spacious home to more than 200 rare and exotic animals from around the world. As the collection of animals grew, so has their family. They have four children, Josh, Travis, Shelby, and Tristan. The Nisbet's enjoy raising their family on the outskirts of city life. Mark has a successful career as a regional sales manager for one of the largest clinical labs in the country. Kim manages the farm and cares for their children. Their overwhelming love and utmost respect for animals of the world has sent them on a journey in life to educate about and preserve these wonderful creatures for future generations to come.
- African Boar Goat
- Hamadryas Baboon
- Scottish Highland
- African Serval
- African Watusi
- Miniature Horse
APPEARING NIGHTLY, APRIL 17 THRU APRIL 27
You never know who you will find roaming around the midway at the Oak Mountain State Fair! Get a free photo with all the Characters you can find. They love to take pictures, all you have to do is ask! They will even get on a ride with you! See as many as 5 different Characters roaming around at any given time at the Oak Mountain State Fair!