Tuesday & Wednesday
ROCKIN’ WITH ELVIS - Tuesday
Billy “Elvis” Lindsey and his live band will be rockin’ the night away at the Pasco County Fair. Lindsey is an award winning Elvis tribute artist, that has wowed crowds across the country with his looks, voice and over-all performance as the king of rock n’ roll. Awards have Included: winner of best look-a-like at the Elvis Extravaganza 2011, Fan Favorite 2010, and over-all champion 2009, was a top 10 finalist in the International Images of the King in Memphis. Come take a step back in time and enjoy an evening of rockin ‘ with Elvis. If you love Elvis,…..this is a must see show.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show - Wednesdayat 6:00pm
Lizzy Long - Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, resonator banjo, vocals -Having roots in the heart of the south, Elizabeth Long, or Lizzy as her friends and fans know started out on the piano. Lizzy soon took up the fiddle, guitar, autoharp, bass, banjo, and mandolin, and has become an accomplished musician, alternating between these instruments as part of her entertainment repertoire. Continuing her quest for success, Lizzy has paired up with Little Roy Lewis from the legendary Lewis Family. Lizzy finds that singing helps to express her thoughts and emotions—whether happy, sad, disappointed or angry—and, in her own words, “I don’t have to answer why, why not or even when….I can let it just flow”, and her extraordinary voice shimmers with strains of America’s musical roots. Lizzy has been nominated for three Dove Awards and has won several fiddle and talent contests. Little Roy summed it up the best, "pull a plank off the wall and she'll play it!"
Little Roy - Banjo, Guitar, Crazy, etc...Little Roy is awfully hard to overlook. He makes sure that no one in the audience gets bored at any time. Little Roy has won awards as Entertainer as well as for his banjo playing. Little Roy learned to play banjo when he was only six years old, and won a local talent contest for his playing when he was eight. Little Roy's favorite banjo players are Don Reno and Earl Scruggs. USA Today called Little Roy 'a banjo master, truly a picker's picker'. Little Roy can also be found playing the guitar and autoharp. In fact, the song 'Good Time Get-Together' was written to highlight his instrumental skills. Little Roy is multi-talented - he sings, plays many instruments, tells stories, and acts. When you see this Duo, you are sure to notice Little Roy, and he'll make you smile.
The Whisnants (gospel) 6:00 on Thursday
Over the years, many Southern Gospel groups have come and gone. But there is one group that has stood the test of time. Since 1970, this Morganton, North Carolina based group has been singing and ministering through song across the United States and Canada. Jeff Whisnant, owner and manager says, "I have asked God to allow us to be the very best that we can be so that He can use this ministry to touch people's lives. He has done just that!"
The current line-up of Jeff and Susan Whisnant, Aaron Hise, Eric Ollis and the Whisnant's sons, Austin & Ethan, have a sound that fans, promoters, and churches are raving about.
The Kingsmen Quartet (gospel) 7:00 on Thursday
If there's one group whose name inspires thoughts of pure, passionate, solid and true music, it's The Kingsmen. They've encouraged and uplifted listeners with their unique style since the conception of the group in 1956. With countless records and compilations sold, Grammy nominations, four Dove Awards and an induction into the "Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame"-class of 2000, "The Christian Music Hall Of Fame" in 2008, this certainly solidifies The Kingsmen as Christian music's most predominate Quartet. The momentum has not stopped as the group continues to help define the Southern Gospel genre for a whole new generation of music lovers, perhaps more so than any other group.
Friday night’s rodeo will get underway at 7p.m. and is billed as “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night in support of breast cancer awareness. Saturday’s rodeo will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby:
Enjoy some smashing good fun at the Demolition Derby where junk cars collide for the chance to be deemed champion. Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby has been showcasing these bone-jarring competitions for almost 50 years. Always a favorite for the adventure-minded fairgoer, the demolition derby serves up thrills for the whole family. On the last day of the fair see the county’s top derby drivers smash their way to the top at the 2012 Pasco County Fair. The demolition derby is limited to the first 60 entries. Spectator entry to the derby is free with gate admission to the fair. For more information on Stoney Roberts Promotions; www.stoneyroberts.com
Nonstop entertainment with 10 original shows per hour. Theatrical lighting and state of the art sound system. Stop by and enjoy the entertainment daily at the Pasco County Fair.
Florida State Pedal Tractor Pulling Competition
This year’s 66th annual Pasco County Fair will feature the first sanctioned pedal tractor pulling competition in the Southeast and the only one in the State of Florida sanctioned by the National Pedal Pullers Association. The competition is open to youth ages 4 through 12. Preliminaries will be held the first six days of the fair, Monday, Feb. 18, through Saturday, Feb. 23. The top three finishers in each age group each day will advance to the state finals, to be held Sunday, Feb. 24. Trophies will be awarded to the qualifiers, as well as the state winners. The state winners in all age groups will qualify to advance to the National Pedal Pull in Mitchell, SD, in September. Entry fees into the competition are free with gate admission to the fair. Competitors can register prior to the start of each event each day. The competitions will be held for ages 4 through 7 beginning at 6 p.m. and ages 8 through 12 at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday’s competition will be 3 p.m. for ages 4 through 7 and 4:30 p.m. for ages 8 through 12. For a complete list of rules and regulations - Click Here - Florida State Pedal Tractor Pulls Rules & Regulations
The Sweeney Family
Hide The Corn Squeezins! Here they come! The most loveable, good natured bunch of backwoods country boys you've ever met! They might be a few bricks shy of a load, but they shore know how to have a good time! They'll have you clappin' your hands and stompin' your feet to some good ole bluegrass and folk tunes that everyone loves. Join Slim, Skeeter and Little Buck for a knee slappin' good time! It's not just a show, it's a whole family reunion when these boys take the stage!
Take a little Hee Haw, add a couple of pinches of The Grand Ole Opry, sprinkle in a little Andy Griffith, simmer over down home humor, serve with a little "shine".....and soon you'll have a banquet of fun! Enjoy the music and comedy of "The Sweeney Family Band"!
A GRIZZLY EXPERIENCE –Bear Show:
A Grizzly Experience brings to you an in depth, up close and personal look into the life of North Americas’ most prestigious predator, the Alaskan Grizzly Bear. Tonk our 7 foot tall, 600 pound Grizzly bear and our two newest additions, Yogi and Booboo, two cubs still under a year old and weighing under 100 pounds delight crowds of all ages with their impressive sizes and amazing behaviors. Throughout the day patrons will witness Tonk and the cubs interacting with his handlers and showing the amazing bond between Grizzly and man. During the daily shows Tonk will perform many of his natural behaviors and a brief lecture will be given on the anatomy of a bear, what to do if you encounter a bear in the wild, and the magic of how bears are trained for the movies. At the end of the show patrons will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity, for a small donation, to feed a Grizzly bear, by giving tonk a “Bear Kabob”. The Pasco County Fair is proud to present this unique Bear Show 3 times daily. Don’t miss A GRIZZLY EXPERIENCE!!!!!
Robinson’s Racing Pigs
A bell sounds. The runners are off. Each athlete vies for the lead. The crowd roots for their favorite. However, this is not your average race or your average runners. The runners are pigs … Robinson’s Racing Pigs! Each one hopes to get the coveted prize, an Oreo cookie. The animal kingdom sport is a popular one among Fairgoers worldwide. Robinson’s world-famous pigs have performed their 14 to 18 mph sport on NBC’s Tonight Show, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and on TV stations in Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Hypnosis – comedy at the speed of sleep!!
When the state of Kansas repealed a law preventing hypnosis shows, who did the Kansas State Fair Call? Why only one man, Ron Diamond! Was it because he has stellar reputation with dozens of Fairs and corporate buyers? Was it because his show is fast-paced, funny and truly amazing? Was it Because Ron has one of the highest repeat booking rates of any performer in the country? IT WAS BECAUSE OF ALL THESE REASONS! Since Ron is also an accomplished magician and mentalist he Offers variety that no other performer can touch. One of the many routines Ron offers during his show, “THE SOCK MONKEY” is the most popular and most requested. An idea formulated and created from the movie “Bettlejuice” this routine leaves the audience howling with laughter and will be included in his show at the Back Porch Theater nightly.
Fritzy Bros. One-man Cirucs
It is written that laughter does the heart good like medicine. The intent of Fritzy Brothers,
Is to bring about the laughter that causes healing to the body, spirit and soul. This one
man show will have you laughing like never before, with his humor and comedy. From
Fire eating, Stilt Walking, Unicyling and his many comical characters, Fritzy is a crowd
pleaser everywhere he performs, making the audience feel they are part of the show by
bringing them into it as often as possible.
Shows was founded in 1912 by Lee Wade.
For the past 25 years, Wade Shows has been under the ownership and direction of Frank Zaitshik. Frank has taken the company from a small, Michigan based show to a truly national organization with offices in both Michigan and Florida. Frank’s style of personal management, team building and continuous improvement is the guiding force to the phenomenal success of the show.
Wade Shows now owns over 100 amusement rides and attractions and services over 15 million people each year. One of America's premier carnival companies, Wade Shows is consistently ranked as one of the top five amusement companies by our industry’s leading trade magazine: Amusement Business.
Wade Shows brings thrilling rides, presented in an amusement park-like setting, with a commitment to bring the most customer friendly midway in the country to our events. Keeping these goals in mind, we will continue to progress, one smile at a time, into the 21st Century. The Pasco County Fair is proud to have Wade Shows as their midway Provider for the 2012 fair.