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2023 SHOWS AND ENTERTAINMENT
ALL OF OUR DAILY SHOWS AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE FREE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION
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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.
RON DIAMOND HYPNOSIS MAGICIAN
When Ron is performing on location at fairs throughout the country he is often asking to do his seminar on Medical Hypnosis at Universities, Medical continuing education events and conventions located in the vicinity of his performing venues. With Ron’s degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Certifications in Hypnotherapy Ron is uniquely qualified to present his Introduction to Hypnosis use in Medicine and his half day seminar on the history and applications of Hypnosis within the medical community. Because of his years of performance his seminars are packed with entertaining and fun interactions and audience participation.
MARC DOBSON: THE ONE MAN BAND
Picture the opening of Mary Poppins with Dick Van Dyke as a One Man Band, except on steroids. The One Man Band, Marc Dobson performs “musical illusion” sounding like a band playing a variety of music from the 50’s thru 90’s. The appearance is a bit comedic playing a back pack drum kit via feet and arms while playing a guitar out putting both guitar & bass parts and harmonica. Seeing is believing, all performances and videos are completely live. Marc may be the most advanced Real One Man Band in the world. With interactive improv comedy, no two shows are alike.
Todd Charles (aka “The Moogician”) has been a comedy-variety entertainer all of his life. His original and refreshing material that combines magic, juggling, music, and comedy, has taken him all over the world, performing in theaters, fairs, festivals, comedy clubs, and on cruise ships. The show is all about FUN! Lots of fun, and lots of milk. It’s a non-stop, quick moving, high-energy show — after all, it’s powered by milk! You will learn things about dairy you never knew. There’s magic, cowmedy, hoofin’ around, and banjo moosic. Todd loves performing, and it shows! Milk appears, disappears, switches places, pours, and doesn’t pour. Cheese balls appear, multiply, bounce around and juggle. Audience participants become superstars. “Dairy-Ann” the cow keeps a can filled with milk, and at the very end, she’s spinning around Todd’s head with her barnyard friends. Add some good down-home banjo pickin’, and you have one great show! And as always, Todd makes sure the audience leaves his show knowing more about dairy and where it comes from than they did before. Milk is magical, cheese is juggle-able, butter is healthy, and cows are cool!
TADPOLE THE CLOWN
Tadpole is a professional clown, magician, balloon sculpturist and entertainer. He lives in the Peanut Capitol of the World – Sylvester, Ga. Tadpole is a Georgia Certified Firefighter and Fire Safety Instructor. He is a graduate and instructor of Clown School on the Road and a graduate of the Georgia Fire Academy Clown School. He has performed all over the U.S. and Canada with audience participation, laughter, and miles and miles of smiles.
FRITZY BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT
Our goal is to provide entertainers with integrity and a true desire to please the client and to promote laughter without language that would be offensive or actions that would be distasteful. It is written that laughter does the heart good like medicine. Our intent is to bring about the laughter that causes healing to the body, spirit and soul. To have the audience feel they are a part of the show by bringing them into it as often as possible and interaction with the performer. To bring to the client and their audience a new lvel of entertainment that not only makes them wanting more but to tell others of the experience so it can be brought to more and more venues.
DANNY GRANT COWBOY CIRCUS
Cowboy Circus is and educational and interactive stage and strolling show. This show features, Audience Participation, Cowboy Tricks, Comedy, Circus Acts, Live Music!
RUST & FLAME BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION
Marvin Gardner has been Blacksmithing for over 35 years, first as a hobby and later as a profession. Over the years he has enjoyed creating many blacksmith art pieces including an Eagle with an 18′ wing span as a memorial for 9/11 victims and a Memorial Cross with over 300 different leaves and flowers sculpted into it. Through the years he had the opportunity to create many custom utilitarian pieces including stair railings, table bases, chandeliers etc. Recently, his wife and he have decided to redirect their focus to something they both really enjoy… Blacksmith Demonstrating. Marvin had been the Blacksmith in the Primitive Skills Section of the Ossahatchee Indian Pow Wow for 9 years. This experience had been the highlight of his year and has caused his wife and he to change their focus from production to demonstration.
KIDS CELEBRATION GAME SHOW
KIDS CELEBRATION is a highly creative game show that is skillfully produced for children and parents to enjoy together, while also inviting the whole audience to participate. Kids Celebration is a “fun-tastic” family experience unlike any other game show. Kids are electrified by the colorful stage, music, and games that are designed to foster friendly, team-style competition. This show guarantees laughter as children engage one another in an all-out extravaganza.
NO other “Puppet Show” compares to what Jurassic Kingdom has to offer!!! Not only do our audiences get to see life like dinosaurs in ACTION, they also have the opportunity to touch, and interact with them throughout the show. Comments have been pouring in on the QUALITY of our puppets, and the maneuvering techniques of our puppeteers, as well as the PROFESSIONALISM of our host. When working with us ,we do all we can to make our time together a pleasant experience for everyone.
Marie and Jim are both graduates of the Sculpture Department of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Jim attended 1963-68; Marie: 1999-2003. Jim did his first food sculpture in the early 1980s when he was commissioned to do chocolate portraits of Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller as a promotion for their 1000th performance in the Broadway play, Sugar Babies. His first butter sculpture was done for the Pennsylvania Farm Show in 1995. Marie began working with Jim in 2000 and have since traveled together throughout the U.S and abroad, creating food sculptures for entertainment as well as education. Food sculptures are opportunities to teach the public not only about food and where it comes from and who harvests it etc but also demonstrates and educates about the process of art, it’s roll in society, the messaging conveyed by art and with food sculpture specifically sustainability and recycling.
COWBOY CAMP WITH LES MCDOWELL
THE DEL PRADOS
MICHAEL FELK TINSMITH
ROGER ABRAHAMSON WOOD TURNER
REGGIE DELARM EARLY AMERICAN POTTERY DEMONSTRATION