2023 Entertainment

All Alaskan Racing Pigs

Pork-belly laughs are a certain result when the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs pay a visit. You may not think of little porkers when sports is the conversation, but these fuzzy little racers will make you reconsider the meaning of “professional athlete.” And “fast food.”

Pedal Pullers Competition for Kids

Whether you like your tractors green or blue, or something else, Pedal Pullers has the iron for you. Pullers have pulled over 400 lbs. the full length of the track. Starting at 75 lbs. for four-year-olds, the weight increases for older kids, and increases even more for each round. If you pull the full distance, 25 feet, you come back for the next round and pull even more. How much can you pull, and how far can you pull it? (age 4-11 – signup 10 minutes beforehand)

FMX RampAge

FMX RampAge is a one-of-a-kind Freestyle Motocross show. In this show Adam Jones, an established world class FMX athlete, uses his skills riding a FMX bike to wow the crowd, but more importantly he himself leads the crowd through this show experience with a custom in-helmet microphone. With this new concept, the fans are connected directly to the star of the show and interact with him to help answer questions, pick the tricks they want to see, win merch, and make the crowd feel like they are part of the show! The show features the Beautiful Kimberley amongst the crowd with a microphone to find volunteers to answer questions and help keep the fun in the show moving.

Bad Jovi – Bad Company & Bon Jovi Tribute Band

Two of the greatest classic rock bands of all time come together in this tribute, Bad Jovi, Music of Bad Company & Bon Jovi. Come rock with us!

Outlaw Mariachi

With a mix of western wear and mariachi sombreros, trumpet and drums, mariachi guitars and ZZ Top-like beards, The Outlaw Mariachi is just as much a fun sight to see as they are an eclectic joy to the ears with their unique blend of rock, cumbias, pop, metal, hip hop, classic rock, and more. From Queen, Rammstein, Beastie Boys and Sublime to Selena, Freddy Fender, Star Wars-themed cumbias and new takes on classic mariachi staples, The Outlaw Mariachi band will rock, roll, and dance their mix of cover and original tunes into the ears and hips of fairgoers.

Frankie Soul and No Control

A local favorite, Frankie “Soul” Rodriguez is back with his band. The guitar riffs will get you on your feet as they play covers from all genres.


Locked-N-Loaded is a country music band delivering a “True Country Experience” to audiences across the western USA. Featuring a traditional Nashville style full band, including a lead guitar player and a pedal steel guitar, banjo, and dobro. They also feature two lead singers with incredible vocal harmonies allowing the band to cover all styles of country music from today's chart topping hits to the prime country hits of the 80s and 90s and even the best solid gold classics. .

Arreola’s Horse-Riding School Rodeo

Arreola’s HISPANIC Rodeo

Check out this rodeo performance including Dancing Horses, Bull Riding, Live Band, and Miniature Bulls for teen riding at halftime at the grandstands.

John M. Studebaker International
Wheelbarrow Races

Since 1939, Johnny’s memory has been celebrated with a wheelbarrow race at the annual El Dorado County Fair in Placerville. In 1854, Studebaker was a well-known name in these parts. He came to the foothills seeking his fortune in gold, but made his fortune building wheelbarrows for the miners. The race involves maneuvering wheelbarrows loaded with sandbags over railroad trestles, through water and over steep hills to the finish line.  Open to both men and women, it’s not for the faint of heart.

Rubicon Jeep Jamboree Challenge

Fun for all ages. Class Categories: Streetable, Rock Race, Trailer Skills Challenge
Rubicon Trail Foundation – Enhancing the future health and use of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible motorized year-round trail access.

Dr. Jon’s Comedy Hypnotist Show

Dr. Jon's philosophy is simple: “Laughter is the world’s greatest medicine!” As a Comedy Hypnotist, he brings this laughter to you! His performance is sophisticated with dozens of tasteful and totally new routines, skillfully mingled with old favorites. Audience participants leave feeling refreshed and ready to face the world!

The Austin Mo Xperience

Austin Morgan aka Austin Mo is a singer, songwriter and blues/rock guitar prodigy backed by incredibly talented musicians in a high energy band with influences from Hendrix to Zeppelin to Lenny Kravitz.

Dream and the Dreamer

Dream and the Dreamer will emulate the songs you know and love. From Country, Blues, Funk or Rock and Roll, you’ll sing along, dance and have a great time.

Silver City

Silver City provides a fresh take on old and new bluegrass and country standards, plus a touch of swing. Leta and Dan have decades of musical and performance experience, with resumes long and varied. The current Silver City lineup includes some of the area’s best pickers, guaranteed to keep toes tapping. Their CD “Somewhere in These Hills” can be heard on popular streaming sites.

The Beer Scouts

The Beer Scouts are a San Francisco Bay Area power trio that defines raw rock and roll: guitar, bass, drums. They play blues and straight-ahead rock and roll influenced by artists such as the Beatles, Brownsville Station, Cheap Trick, the Smithereens, Grand Funk Railroad, Chuck Berry and even the Monkees! Their motto: “Will Rock for Beer!”

John Covert and Crystal Image Trio

Crystal Image is a variety band that plays classic rock, country, blues, ballroom and more. They have released over 30 albums. Their original music has been featured on Disney, ABC, tun, A&E, MTV, vhl network TV shows and movies. A grand prize winner in the Nashville Music City Song Festival and multi-finalist in the American Song Festival, Covert's songs have been featured on "The Sopranos" (a&e network tv), TNN (The Nashville (network), VH1 "Driven" (featuring Grammy winner, Usher), “The fabulous life of country stars" (VH1), MTV, abe TV "General Hospital" and Hollywood movies.

Rhonda Lynn & Edgewood Station

Rhonda Lynn & Edgewood Station plays traditional country music with a little classic blues, jazz and standards thrown in for color. It was started and fronted by Rhonda Rogers and has some amazing talented musicians with a sound that is upbeat and energetic.

Group Therapy

Known as one of Northern California’s premiere Classic Rock and R&B cover bands, Group Therapy has been rocking stages all over the region playing their unique blend of covers that include famous tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

The Cartunes

The CarTunes Band presents the sounds of the classic rock era. Some songs are sure hit standards that never grow old and get better with time. Other songs are treasured classics that many bands just don’t perform anymore. The CarTunes renditions of songs will take you back to the day that made driving fun with the windows down and the radio up … loud.

Heirloom Quartet

Heirloom was formed during the summer of 2020 by four musicians aching to play music after all the shutdowns. Several months and many jam sessions later, ‘Heirloom,’ was born, becoming widely known around Northern California as a band that performs a broad scope of musical genres, including Jazz, Rock, Country, Folk and more. They find their own way to add unique twists to classic songs (as well as lesser-known gems) that have been around for decades.

The Drytown Smugglers

Foothills-based trio playing a combination of Bluegrass, Americana, old-time jug, and re-purposed favorites. From foot-stompin' fast pickin' of both old standards and modern favorites, to New Orleans murder ballads, to Jerry Garcia love, they've got it all covered in string band fashion. Call it "Stewedgrass"

Cynthia Renee and Company

Cynthia Renee is a Sacramento area singer-songwriter who recently signed a two-year label deal with SSM Nashville Records in Nashville, Tennessee. Renee is known for hundreds of regional appearances playing a selection of modern country songs including "Working on a Hangover," which is one of Renee's original songs written and produced during one of her trips to Nashville in 2022. Working on a Hangover just recently made the "Most Played Songs" Playlist on Reverbnation.

American Mile

American Mile has been carving their name into the roots of southern rock and country music. With influences ranging from Aerosmith and the Black Crowes to Chris Stapleton and Tom Petty, their powerful sound has garnered them important shows in front of thousands. Performances at Summerfest, the NASCAR Auto Club 400, a NYE headlining slot at the infamous Idaho Potato Drop in Boise, Concert in the Park Sacramento ’22, opening for artists such as Lindsey Ell, Tyler Rich, Kameron Marlowe, Buckcherry, Colt Ford, and after-parties for 3 Doors Down, Erich Church, and Old Dominion have proven American Mile is a must-see act time and time again.

Good Ol' Boyz

country, hip hop

The Fabulous Liars

The Fabulous Liars specialize in Classic Rock hits from famous artists and rarely heard tunes. Expect high-energy, great songs, great harmonies and FUN.

FBI Band

FBI is a True Tribute to the Legends of Motown while paying homage to the Fathers of Funk. We do it in the way music from that genre was meant to be heard; from the heart. Touching and lifting your soul while invoking great memories! Come experience some of the most sophisticated, intoxicating and enduring music ever recorded including The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Aretha, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, The Staple Singers, Marvin Gaye also Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power, WAR and more.

Halie O’Ryan

A fun, powerful rock ‘n’ roll musical variety show. Halie’s radio singles include “Everything about You,” “Night of Angels,” and “How Special You are.” Joining this show will be recording artist, Madical Barrett, a truly phenomenal writer/guitar player. This will be an intimate family-friendly, music and storytelling show.

Gene Barnett

Acoustic Guitar Solo

Keep on Truckin'

A tribute to the Woodstock Generation, Keep On Truckin', performs Rock, Blues, Funk and R&B, faithfully recreating the musical experience of the greatest decade in music.

Jaclyn Lovey

Jaclyn Lovey is a talented singer-songwriter from Placerville. On Season 14 of NBC's The Voice her Blind Audition was the highest viewed audition during the season. She plays the guitar, bass, upright bass, ukulele, keyboards, and a little banjo. She writes lyrically captivating songs and is regularly compared to Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, and Lana Del Rey.

Neon Moon Band

Dust off the boots and shine up the belt buckle, it's time to relive all the country hits of the 90s. From Garth Brooks to Randy Travis, Clint Black to Brooks and Dunn you'll hear all your favorite hits from this all-star band.

Michelle Lambert

Michelle Lambert brings a world of experience when she steps up to the microphone. This Pop/Folk singer/songwriter has toured out of Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Miami after graduating from Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. Michelle’s latest single, Come to Me, has caught the attention of the press and reached number 1 on Indie Radio for four consecutive weeks! Hailing from Mendocino County, Lambert began studying violin at age 2, vocals at 5 and piano and drums soon after which helped develop her songwriting and musical foundation. She is influenced by her studies in Celtic music and female empowerment is a recurring theme in her music. She is a genre-defying 21st century talent with a lot on her mind!

Kyliana Mari

Kyliana Mari plays a unique blend of Pop, Country, and Rock, showcased by a very large, diverse set of originals and many cover songs. She grew up in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. She is now in Chico where she attends college. Taking advantage of the COVID lockdown time, she wrote many new songs. Kyliana is a top-notch performer and a very talented songwriter.

Legal Addiction

One of Northern California's premier cover and party bands, Legal Addiction provides some of your favorite Classic Rock, Country, and R&B favorites. Made up of four talented musicians, Legal Addiction is constantly adding songs and creating a great show.

Under the Canopy

A duo group that plays popular folk/country/50s/70s and originals. We play rhythm and lead guitar while singing harmonies with a smile. We have been playing together for three years, gig often, and are looking forward to bringing our music to you!

Attila Viola and the Bakersfield Boys

We are a Bakersfield-inspired band playing “California-Country Music”, based on the life, travels and songs of Attila Viola, as well as the masters who came before us like Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck, and more. Our music sticks to the script of the traditional Bakersfield Sound, but also blends in some very hard and strong guitar work as well as a more contemporary, very high-energy backbeat.

Tony Quinn

Tony is a multi-instrumentalist and published songwriter. In 2009, Tony co-founded The Rock Bottom Boys bluegrass band playing fairs and festivals on the west coast. RBB released two CDs during his tenure with the band. Currently Tony works mostly as a soloist, but occasionally plays with The Almost Live Duo and his Blues Band. Tony has released two CDs: Ambassador of the Blues and When I Was Young.

Steve’s Fun Balloons

Fair attendees can expect plenty of laughs and excitement for the whole family as they watch Rosen transform balloons into animals, popular culture icons, characters from movies and TV shows, and much more.

Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers

Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers are more than just a drill team! We are the eXtreme drill team!! Beautiful ladies & Beautiful horses!

El Dorado Gold Equestrian Drill Team

El Dorado Gold (“EDG”) is a western style, competition & performance equestrian drill team composed of riders who compete in regional competitions.