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A hands-on experience for the whole family

Circus Imagination and Clown College!

Circus Imagination presents Clown College! An interactive skill-based attraction where kids of all ages can come play and learn basic circus talents. Featuring classes on hula hoop tricks, juggling and balance beam along with all day free play with giant soap bubbles, hay bale maze and more. Let's get out, be active and learn some silly skills!

Circus Imagination Show
Kids from the audience become the stars of the show starting with the Ringmaster choosing kids from the audience. There's only one requirement to be on the show: big smiles!

Spazmatics

The Spazmatics are returning to the Fair. High energy, fun to watch, and even more fun to dance with. With all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.

Bad Moon Rising – CCR Tribute

Bad Moon Rising captivates audiences with show stopping performances nationwide, totally capturing the spirit that is Creedence Clearwater Revival. Whether you’re a fan of rock, country folk, or rhythm & blues, CCR had it all and “Bad Moon Rising” delivers!

Legends of El Dorado

Musical legends of El Dorado County will be appearing with the rockin' Americana band, The Random Strangers (video above).

For one night only drift back through decades of live music born and bred in El Dorado County. 2019 musical guests to be announced soon. therandomstrangers.com

The man with the Singing Saxophone

Martin Mancuso is an award-winning saxophone player from Las Vegas. Playing number 1 hits from several generations, Bocelli, Beatles, Elvis, Standard, Motown, R & B, and Smooth Jazz, he creates a warm, tender sound with just the right amount of enthusiasm.

Tyzen Master Hypnotist

Tyzen is a Comedy/Hypnotist/Magician who is making his way to top with his hilarious and unique show. He delivers one of the smoothest and electrifying comedy performances with the ultimate challenge – suspend the audience's belief and deliver them into a world where there seems to be no limit through the power of comedy, magic and mesmerism.

Dreams and Rumours, Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac Tribute featuring Halie O’Ryan

Halie O'Ryan, Singer Songwriter started her musical journey on Oahu where she learned ukelele from her Tutu of Hilo. Moving onto the guitar, she was then influenced by a range of artists from the legendary "Fleetwood Mac", Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Doobie Brothers and Island influences such as Cecilio & Kapono, Brother Iz, Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, and beyond. Her days of playing Waikiki 7 days a week became the training ground that has taken Halie all around the world with her brand of happy rock ‘n roll.

75th annual 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.

Pocket Change Classic Country

Pocket Change is a three-piece band featuring guitar, mandolin and double bass. Three close friends creating music influenced by Americana, bluegrass, rockabilly and traditional country. Three lead singers and musicians, with tight vocal harmony and skillful playing make a big sound in a small package.

Bruce Guynn & Big Rain

We like to call our music the “Redwood Coast Sound.” It is a breezy blend of soulful rock, country rock, blues, R&B, and roots. The music I write and the many classics and artists I like to cover are from many influences, cultures, and decades. My message is simple. We can make life better for all by bringing people together, listening to their stories, and staying in touch with our humanity.

The Herald

The Herald is a Folk/Country band from northern California comprised of two brothers. A Herald performance is homegrown authentic with big sound and big heart. Original song writing that is every bit as inviting, charming, and thoughtful as it is playful, exciting, and relaxing.

Sunny & the Black Pack

Sunny and The Black Pack specialize in unique renditions of popular songs as well as radio-ready originals. Sunny's creativity and masterful piano skills gives him the tools to create incredible arrangements that breathe new life into classic songs. Sunny and The Black Pack is setting a new standard with their "modern day Ray Charles" sound.

Jim Anderson & the Rebels "An Authentic Elvis Experience"

Jim Anderson & the Rebels have been touted by lifelong Elvis fans as "the most authentic tribute to early Elvis Presley to date!"

The Outcome

Stylistically the Outcome brings together elements of surf rock, tasteful indie rock, even a little bit of bossa nova into the entire tapestry. The Outcome’s unique brand of genre-bending music combines grooving backbeats, melodic bass lines, textural atmospherics, and searing guitar leads to produce the challenging yet palatable songs that define the band’s sound. This Sacramento quartet has made their mark by striking a balance between complexity and listenability.

One-Leg Chuck

One-Leg Chuck is a Sacramento artist creating original alternative, rock and reggae music for your enjoyment.

David Perez Band

The David Perez Band is a five-generation family band performing popular long-standing and current hits that everyone knows and loves. Originally from West Texas with several records and a few #1 hits along the way. We have been inducted into the Tejano Hall of Fame as well as being recognized by many organizations, most recently the MAMA award winner for Best Latin Band. Covering Latin Pop/Rock, Cumbia, Tex-Mex, Salsa, Tejano, Reggaetón; we keep the crowd dancing.

Cartunes

This energy driven classic rock and blues band will drive you to get up and dance all night!

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.

Michelle Lambert

Michelle Lambert is the kind of electric performer whose deep talent reveals itself in sly, knowing bursts. Whether it’s goosing the expectation of a breezy pop-country tune with a confident hip-hop-flavored flow, an aching desire slipping out from between the lyrics of a ballad, or the way Michelle dominates every inch of the stage before wielding her violin in classic rock goddess mode.

Almost Live Duo with guitarist Tony Quinn

An entertaining Duo with Tony Quinn on Guitar and Billy C on Keys, playing a huge variety of music from the 40s to the 90s.

Kent & Cavileer with Loose Gravel

Tom Kent, singer/songwriter/guitar, and Jay Cavileer, harmonica, lead the band playing Americana roots/rock, country, and blues. John Gardner, keyboards/guitar/flute/sax, Chris Watson, bass guitar, and Steve Staton, drums, round out the band.

Momma T & the Shaky Ground Band

Momma T & the Shaky Ground Band is a variety cover band playing danceable R&B, blues, rock, and jazz sprinkled with a few original tunes. The band features tight professional musicianship and harmonies led by the soulful powerhouse vocals of Momma T. Her passion and soul shines through in every song. Shaky Ground will keep you on the dance floor while shifting from one sizzling groove to the next!

Hipper than Hip Horn Band

Hipper than Hip is comprised of some of Northern California's finest musicians, a diverse group of seasoned professionals with musical collaborations and friendships spanning more than four decades. This versatile twelve-piece ensemble delivers the goods, industrial-strength funk with a healthy dose of classic and modern R&B, stellar vocals, a powerful horn line and an infectious groove that makes it impossible to sit still. So, get hip, Hipper than Hip!

South 65

South 65 is a solid, country/rock, kickabilly band of seasoned musicians and longtime friends. They are a bit of an anomaly due to varying influences and experience, there is almost no song they don’t know or can’t play. They amaze audiences with their penchant for accepting song requests and wow crowds in the process. How many bands could handle a request to play an Alice in Chains tune and then an old Elvis song?

Island of Black and White

Founded in the foothills of El Dorado, Island of Black and White’s music is a fun, raw blend of rock, funky reggae, and soulful blues. The quintet exerts high energy performances and that energy is shared with the entire crowd.

Jason Weeks

When Jason Weeks returned to Sacramento from five years in the Navy, he knew he wanted to play music again. Not having performed for an audience in years, he began in the local open mic scene. It was at the Torch Club open mic that he met Anmarie Fielding, who would eventually become his wife and bandmate in their progressive Pop-Rock band Juliet Company. When Jason isn't performing with the group, he plays solo or as half of a duo. He's known for his originals and covers that span all the decades from the 60s to today.

Andre Thierry - Zydeco Magic

Grammy-nominated accordionist Andre Thierry has become an international icon of Accordion Soul. Rooted in his French-Creole heritage, Thierry’s music celebrates his background while integrating funk and R&B elements. His albums feature the accordion as an upbeat, rhythmic instrument that sounds equally at home in a New Orleans church gathering or on the dance floor.
The Washington Post called Andre “A master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. A versatile student of the music, Thierry can’t be lumped into Zydeco’s old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap-inspired one: He and his band, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers.”

Kyliana Mari

Local pop/country singer currently a Junior in high school.

Rolling Heads

Rolling Heads is a high energy band with a song list that is unrivaled in its musical diversity. Consisting of truly professional musicians as they are able to 'nail' everything from Journey to the most modern hits. Every song is a party starter!

California Creedence

Committed to performing classic hits as you originally heard them.

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.

Keep on Truckin’ Woodstock Tribute

Keep On Truckin' is a Tribute to the Woodstock Generation and plays Rock, Blues & R&B in an electric or acoustic format with an emphasis on the greatest decade of music. Keep On Truckin' is a must see experience guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor all night long, as tight rhythms and soulful vocal melodies flow from every corner of the stage. Take a step back in time and enjoy the music that influenced a generation.

Rachel Steele

Rachel and her band Road 88 have played countless events and have opened for Alabama, Wynona, The Oak Ridge Boys, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Marshall Tucker Band, Brad Paisley plus more. From the soft ballads to the rocking country Road 88 always delivers.

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

Midlife Crisis

Hard hitting, dance floor packing, kick ass rock band.

Rubicon Jeep Jamboree Challenge

Fun for all ages. Class Categories: Streetable with 35 or smaller tires, unlimited UTVs and Trailer Skills Course
Rock Race: Timed event traveling a course designed to put both driver and rigs to the test by Jeepers Jamboree to simulate real obstacles that you would encounter on the world-famous Rubicon Trail. Winner will be determined by the fastest times in each category.
Trailer Skills Challenge: Timed event open to all categories, traveling a specially designed course to test the drivers ability to navigate a trailer over obstacles. Winner will be determined by the driver with the least load loss. Trailers will be provided by the RTF. Vehicles must have trailer hitch receiver.
Rubicon Trail Foundation – Enhancing the future health and use of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible motorized year-round trail access.

Humpz and Hornz Bull Riding

Bulls, Cowboys, and Clowns. Humpz and Hornz Bull Riding

Jeremy the Juggler

Jeremy performs his interactive action-packed act for all ages including juggling, unicycling, giant transforming origami, magic, comedy, a juggling frog puppet and more!