Cock-A-Doodle Zoo will bring and display many animals from all over the globe; allowing fair visitors the opportunity to view the animals up close and interact by feeding and touching them. Along with a stage show several times daily showcasing the many animals, zoo personnel will be on-site for teaching and educating the public facts about individual animals.
Cock-A-Doodle Zoo Open 9am - 9pm Daily
Enjoy FREE Rides around the beautiful Isanti County Fairgrounds daily on the Historic Stillwater Trolley.
Accompanied by a beautiful faerie princess, a giant enchanted turtle will be roaming the fair, carrying her gypsy wagon on her back. As the Enchanted Wagon moves about the fair, you will be drawn in by the colorful displays and fantastical characters. When the turtle stops, the fun really begins! Doors and curtains open for kids to play with and explore various interactive features such as kaleidoscopes, bells, and a faerie tale picture gallery. Children can pop some magic bubbles, fall under the spell of the faerie dust, and check out the peep show until the turtle wakes up and moves to another spot along its route!
This year watch for Bumpy roaming around the fair and handing out balloon creations!
Hear and see the magical story of the birth of a baby dragon. With the support of a loving faerie queen, an amazing lifelike eight-foot dragon hatches from an extraordinary large golden egg. Throughout the course of the show, the beautiful faerie and the audience work together to welcome the dragon into our world, name him, feed him, and teach him to talk. At the show’s conclusion, the faerie enlists the audience’s help to tell the dragon a bedtime story about the dragon’s search for a friend and his difficulty in being accepted by the local villagers. After the show, the children in the audience receive a very special invitation to personally hug and kiss the dragon goodnight, providing parents with a wonderful photo opportunity.
For 25 years Fools Productions’ founders Lloyd Brant and Rosie Cole have toured their unique brand of absurd theatrics to festivals and theaters across the USA. They have performed at many diverse venues from the Guthrie Theatre to Disneyland. Currently Brant and Cole are offering a new cycle of shows that investigates the role that the clown archetype plays in reflecting the flaws and shortcomings of the human condition. Recently they trademarked their Emergency Clown Nose®. The idea was to bottle what they do as professional clowns. They believe the catharses of laughing at a clown, provides the opportunity to heal us from the pain of our own flaws and human failings.
The Looney Lutherans are a team of professional actresses who have come together in a fun and interactive, family-friendly show entitled:
USE YOUR FOOD
A GUIDE TO HEALTHY LIVING INSIDE AND OUT
FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS
EAT LIKE A LUTHERAN!
Using music, comedy and some help from the audience, these talented ladies celebrate health and wellness, the Lutheran way.
Performances include a variety of segments on healthy living “the Lutheran Way” including discussion of the Lutheran “Food Wheel” (all roads lead to hotdish), a performance of the Lutheran Food Rap (“Eat Like a Lutheran”), and a demonstration of exercising “the Lutheran Way” (using products from your very own pantry you can create a healthy body).
All original material is comedic, family friendly, and interactive.
Doug Ohman, a Minnesota photographer, author and storyteller who has developed entertaining and educational presentations bringing Minnesota history to life. Doug will share stories, and interesting historical information about some of Minnesota’s most treasured buildings and sites. He will have five presentations during the fair: MINNESOTA BYWAYS (Sat. 1pm) – Doug will take you along with him to his favorite locations from each of the six “Minnesota Byways” books he has published. He will share the best photographs and stories from around the great state of Minnesota. The books include: Barns of Minnesota, Churches of Minnesota, Courthouses of Minnesota, Schoolhouses of Minnesota, Cabins of Minnesota and Libraries of Minnesota. STATE PARKS OF MINNESOTA (Sat. 3pm) – go on a Minnesota vacation with photographer, Doug Ohman as he explores many of the state’s most interesting state parks. Doug has visited all 66 parks and has photos, stories, history and personal adventures to share. SCANDINAVIAN CHURCHES OF MINNESOTA (SUN. 1PM) – Explore the rich Scandinavian heritage of Minnesota through the many unique churches. Doug will take you into rural communities, neighborhoods and small towns where Swedish, Norwegian and Danish churches played and in many cases continue to play an important role. He will share pictures, stories and personal experiences of his travels throughout the North Star state. “SALUTING THE CIVIL WAR” (Sat 5pm and Sun 3pm) – Doug has made a project of finding the graves and remembering those from Minnesota that served in this tragic but most interesting chapter in America history. From the historic Lakewood Cemetery to the forgotten back roads graveyards, Doug has photographed and researched hundreds of grave marker to ensure we never forget the sacrifices of these brave Americans . He will also share photographs of most of the Civil War monuments still found in the state. As a special addition, Doug will take you to several of the national battlefields where the boys from Minnesota courageously served.
Several Races Daily - Come cheer on your favorite PIG!