4-H Fair brings daily dose of high-energy, family-themed performances to the park stages

High-wire aerial acts, performing dogs and strong young athletes doing amazing things with axes and timber — The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has secured a daily lineup of energy-filled entertainment for the in-park performance areas.

From the K9 Crew Trick Dog Show to The Timberworks Lumberjacks Show to the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean, the 2017 4-H Fair is excited to bring a trio of themed performances. There’s literally a little bit of something for everybody each and every day.

K9 Crew Trick Dog Show

With more than 10 years of experience from the husband-wife team of Tony and Sarah Hoard and loads of national exposure, including “America’s Got Talent,” the K9 Crew brings a collection of canine tricks and entertainment, complete with choreographed music routines.

The “Crew” began as a trio of clever dog and has grown into a 5-dog ensemble performing an array of comedic tricks.

Times: Daily shows at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Site: Family Entertainment Center, near the barn animal buildings.


Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean

A breath-taking high-wire act is presented by performers donned in authentic pirate costumes and a set on a pirate ship set complete with music, a light show and smoke effects.

The Sensational Murcia family high wire act — over 30 feet high — has been featured around the world as well as at various fairs, festivals and  in the U.S. Walter Murcia, the patriarch of the family, originally from Colombia, South America, now along with his family, wife Victoria and two sons Alexander and Antony, call Bradenton, Fla., home. Walter and Victoria Murcia are proud to be performing with their two sons and nephew, Andres Murcia. Their sons proudly represent the 10th generation of circus performing/ high wire walking and acrobatics.

Times: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Stage: Jayco Family Fun Center.


Timberworks Lumberjack Show

For more than 25 years, some of the nation’s top lumberjack contest competitors show off their talented skills, including speed carving, hot saw, obstacle pole relay races, axe throw and speed rolling.

The show is headed by Sue “Susie-Lou” Hadley and among the competitors is Sam Fenton, a two-time champion at the 2013 World Lumberjack Championships, and his brother, Charlie, a current three-time world champ boom runner.

Times: 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Stage: Holly Hollyhock Center.


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