Special Features 2018-03-15T18:42:13+00:00

2018 Special Features

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel
Bear Hollow Chainsaw Carving
Elite Performance K9s
Princesses & Superheroes
Pork Chop Review

Special Features Overview

Each year the fair brings in special features, events, acts and/or performers to delight the crowds. Often these special features are new to the fair, but they also could be returning acts that have been recent crowd favorites! Either way, there is no guarantee these events will return next year, so make sure you come see them while you can!

2018 Special Features Lineup

While more acts may be added as the fair draws near, our current special event lineup for the fair includes…

To learn when each of these special features will be at the fair, check out the descriptions, details and photos below!

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Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

Appearance Schedule

Twiggy will be at the fair for 5 days, performing multiple shows each day! Below are the dates she’ll be on-site. Specific performance times are TBD.

  • Friday, June 15
  • Saturday, June 16
  • Sunday, June 17
  • Monday, June 18
  • Tuesday, June 19

Appearance Location

Admin Plaza

Description

Most people have seen, or at least heard of, Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel. She’s been in movies, on national television programs, featured at the X-Games and traveled the county performing for thousands of fans over the years. She even graced the Marion County Fair with her jaw-dropping performances in 2017! She was so popular we had to have her back and for more days and performances! On top of that, we were informed that this summer would be Twiggy’s final year of traveling performances! So we’re honored to have Twiggy back as one of the final stops on Twiggy’s Retirement Tour!

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Bear Hollow Chainsaw Carving Demos & Auction

Appearance Schedule

Bear Hallow Chainsaw Carver Jason Emmons will be at the fair for 3 days, performing multiple shows each day! Then his master craftsmanship will be auctioned off on the final day of the fair! Below are the dates he’ll be on-site. Specific performance times are TBD.

Carving Demos

  • Friday, June 15
  • Saturday, June 16
  • Sunday, June 17

Auction

  • Sunday, June 24

Appearance Location

TBD

Description

Professional chainsaw wood carving artist Jason Emmons will be back again representing the Bear Hollow Wood Carving Team! He’ll carve many wood pieces (large, medium & small) during his demonstration times. You’ll be able to watch the precision, craftsmanship and artistry that goes into turning a tree trunk into beautiful art… with a chainsaw!

Best of all, when his work is finished, you can buy it! The fair will set a buy-now price on each item Jason carves and you can buy it on the spot. Or you can take your chances that no one else will buy the item and hope it makes it to auction day on the final day of the fair. During the auction, any of the items that didn’t meet their buy-now price will sell to the highest bidder!

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Elite Performance K9s

Appearance Schedule

The Elite Performance K9’s will be at the fair for 5 days, performing multiple shows each day! Below are the dates they’ll be on-site. Specific performance times are TBD.

  • Saturday, June 16
  • Sunday, June 17
  • Friday, June 22
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Sunday, June 24

Appearance Location

TBD

Description

Elite Performance K9’s is a family owned company from the Indy area. All of our dogs were rescued and are part of our family. We use positive training techniques which shows when our dogs are performing. We all love what we are doing. This passion and enjoyment carries over to make our shows fun and enjoyable for everyone. Our shows are scripted, high energy and entertaining for all! We pride ourselves on having a show with a variety of rescued breeds!

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Princesses & Superheroes

Appearance Schedule

Princesses & Superheroes will be at the fair for 2 days, performing multiple shows each day! Below are the dates they’ll be on-site. Specific performance times are TBD.

  • Saturday, June 16
  • Saturday, June 23

Appearance Location

Park Stage – Performance
Marketplace – Meet & Greet

Description

From the land of Happily Ever After Productions comes Princesses and Superheroes to the Marion County Fair! These famous faces will highlight the Kid’s Day performances on Park Stage for both Saturdays of the fair! Superheroes will tell their story and engage children in an interactive display of signature hero moves and fun! While the Princesses will share their stories through song & dance performances!

After each performance, the Superheroes & Princesses will make their way over to the Marketplace building where they will meet their fans and pose for pictures!

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Pork Chop Revue

Appearance Schedule

The Pork Chop Revue will be at the fair for 5 days, performing multiple shows each day! Below are the dates they’ll be on-site. Specific performance times are TBD.

  • Wednesday, June 20
  • Thursday, June 21
  • Friday, June 22
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Sunday, June 24

Appearance Location

TBD

Description

An awesome display of some of the smartest swine in the country. These bodacious barnyard buddies present a show featuring amazing stunts and laughable antics. You will laugh as you watch these little piggies jump hurdles, waltz and even sing!

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