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All entertainment has been booked for the 2022 Ohio State Fair. Please check back later for more information on the 2023 Ohio State Fair!

2022 Ohio State Fair Entertainers

It is easy to walk several miles in a day at the Fair. Take a load off for a few and relax with an engaging performance at one of our free entertainment stages with performances from the following amazing entertainers. Be sure to also keep an eye out for many entertainers strolling around the Fair. A variety of free live music is also offered at the Fair! Visit the free live music page for a full list of performing artists.

The Amazing Giants | Daily
Strolling
These sky-high stilt walkers will mingle their way through the Fair, interacting and entertaining crowds of all ages.


Buckeye Blend Quartet | Aug. 2- 7 NEW!
Strolling
For more than 20 years, the Buckeye Blend Quartet has entertained OSU presidents, coaches, and spirited Buckeye fans at tailgate shows and celebrations throughout Ohio. This barbershop quartet’s mission is to enhance the expectancy of victory and crush any thoughts of
defeat through song, smiles, and laughter.

Butters D. Cow and his Character Ambassadors | Daily
Strolling
Keep an eye out for Fair mascot Butters D. Cow and his gang of fun and furry mascots as they stroll around the Fair. Be sure to stop them for a photo!

Bill Robison–Roving Funny Man | Daily
Strolling
For over two decades, Bill Robison has charmed audiences young and old around the world with his unique and masterful style of his physical comedy. Using his rubber-like face, elastic body, and limitless energy he transports audiences to a zany, unpredictable, and hilarious world through outlandish comedy.


Canine Class | Daily
The Dog House
Learn all the basics of dog training in a 30-minute demonstration taught by nationally ranked dog trainers. Who knows, your dog could be the next Air Bud!

Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines | July 17- Aug. 1 NEW!
Strolling
For more than 60 years, the women of the Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines have been performing for summer concerts, holiday events, regional competitions, and more. The all-female group sings in the a cappella barbershop style, achieving those ringing chords.

David Anthony | Daily
AARP Ohio Gazebo Stage

Cleveland native David Anthony has had a love of magic since he got his first magic set at the ripe age of 5 and has been performing since he was 12. This award-winning magician will mystify fairgoers with familiar objects, leaving them laughing and impressed after this up close and personal encounter.

Eric Haines - The One-Man Band | July 24 - July 29 NEW!
Strolling
Guitar-slinging comedian Eric Haines brings pure entertainment to the world of comedy with an act that is part rock concert, part comedy show, and part twisted, bizarre circus. Whether it’s stand-up comedy, unforgettable characters, original music, a six-foot unicycle routine, or amazing variety acts, Eric Haines puts on a spectacular show that truly has something for everyone.

The Flyin’ Hawaiian Show | Aug. 2- 7
Strolling
Born in Kona, Hawaii, Sara Kunz has performed all around the world. After studying hula hoops and contortion at the Beijing International Arts School, Sara began performing her one-woman show, “The Flyin’ Hawaiian.” Her joyous energy, corny jokes, hooping, dancing, contortions, and amazing stunts will not disappoint.

The Groovy Guy Show | July 27- Aug.1
Strolling
Considered one of the top street performers in the world by Travel Channel (and a State Fair favorite), get ready to laugh at the Groovy Guy's comedy, juggling, unicycling, and other amazing talents.


Hilby- The Skinny German Juggle Boy | Aug. 2- 7 NEW!
Strolling
From a small child growing up in Berlin and making funny faces at strangers, Hilby has grown into an international act that leaves his audiences in shock from his bizarre tricks.

The Hip Hop Juggler | Aug. 2- 7 (No shows on Friday, Aug. 5)
AARP Ohio Gazebo Stage
Juggling with a twist! The Hip Hop Juggler offers much more than juggling stunts. His style, witty comedy, and interactive demonstrations take this show to the next level.

The Jazz Police Olsberg | July 27 NEW!
From Olsberg Germany, The Jazz Police Olsberg is a group of young musicians who present the many different styles of jazz including swing, funk, and Latin along with traditional marches and polkas. Many of the pieces performed are specially composed and arranged for the band.

Kate Escape | Aug. 2- 7 NEW!
Main Street Stage
It’s your chance to be a star! The audience members become a part of Kate Escape’s shows as she uses hypnotism to deliver a hilarious comedy show.

Kazual | Daily
AARP Ohio Gazebo Stage

The Georgia-based a cappella family group, comprised of three brothers and a cousin, is known for its distinct blend of R&B, hip hop, and pop they call the “Kazual experience.” Kazual’s national spotlights include NBC's "America's Got Talent," BET, and MTV. Kazual has opened for Nelly, Beyoncé, and many others.

Lady Houdini | Daily
Kiddleland
As a real escapologist, Lady Houdini has made her name performing daredevil-like acts as she flirts with near death experiences through her masterful escape performances.

Leapin' Louie | July 28- Aug. 1 NEW!
AARP Ohio Gazebo Stage
Watch your step around the stage or you might get caught in Leapin’ Louie’s giant lasso. Leapin’ Louie will have families laughing through his comedy show as he captivates the eye with his unique tricks.

Lumberjack Show | Daily
Natural Resources Park

This entertaining act offers a glimpse into the life of a lumberjack including numerous demonstrations such as ax throwing, chainsaw carving, and log rolling.

Marvelous Mutts | Daily
The Dog House
Featuring a team of talented rescue dogs who have performed on Animal Planet, The Late Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and more, the Marvelous Mutts show entertains all ages with its variety of impressive canine tricks and stunts.

Natural Resources Park
Free shows are offered daily in the Natural Resources Park Amphitheater from 11 am to 7 p.m.. For a complete list of shows, please check the daily schedules or go to ohiodnr.gov/statefair.

Rock-It The Robot | Daily
Strolling
Get ready for the most impressive robot you’ve ever seen! Standing at nine feet tall and featuring an animated face with moving eyes, brows and mouth, this lifelike character will entertain crowds with humor, dancing and serenading.

Ron Diamond | July 27 - Aug. 1
Main Street Stage
A master at all levels of magic and hypnosis, Ron Diamond will entertain you with his talent and humor. He is an expert in hypnotherapy and promises each show will bring unique, memorable experiences to be retold for years to come.


The Rubber Chicken Show | Daily (No shows on July. 31) NEW!
Main Street Stage
International performers are not hard to come by, but international chicken performers are a different story. Buckle up and prepare for some family-friendly laughs during this wacky, interactive show.

Street Breakz | July 27 - Aug. 1
Strolling
These performers combine hip-hop, street dancing, impossible stunts, acrobatics, and comedy at this pop-up breakdancing show.


The Strolling Piano | Daily NEW!
Strolling
There is no location too remote for this fully remote piano. Combining the concept of live musical entertainment with a fully mobile piano provides fairgoers with top-notch entertainment right along their path through the Fair. Go ahead — request a song. We bet you’ll get the chance to sing along!

Supafun Clown Show | Daily

Strolling
This brass band brings the party, fun and then some as they stroll around the Fair in loud costumes and giant smiles.
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