Entertainment at the Fair: All Day, Every Day
The Tunbridge World’s Fair is not just a top-rate agricultural fair, it also rolls out four days of entertainment options for visitors, from morning through night.
The options include:
• Big music shows Friday and Saturday night at the grandstand (see separate article);
• Family-friendly performances in the Entertainment Tent, all four days, at the south end of the fairgrounds;
• Live music at the gazebo near Floral Hall, all four days of the fair; plus
• DJ and live music with local radio station, Radio Free Vermont (see separate article).
Fun shows for all can be found at the Entertainment Tent near Antique Hall, with its rotating roster of talent all four days of the Fair, starting at 10 a.m. and running through the late afternoon.
As usual, the local Larkin Dancers will anchor the line-up, taking the stage multiple times a day to to perform their intricate and stately contra dances, in period costume. They take the stage every two hours, starting at 10 a.m.
Every year, fair directors also book outside talent, to take the stage between the Larkin Dancers’ shows.
This year, the performers are Bryson Lang, a juggler, and a magician who calls his show “Magic By George.”
Bryson Lang identifies as a “comedy-manipulator” who combines technical juggling skills with original comedy. He takes both ordinary and out-of-the-ordinary objects and literally spins them into a visual tapestry.
At Bryson’s show, expect to see flying sombreros, sharp sickles, huge spinning rings, upside down bounce-juggling, giant beach balls, glow-in-the-dark objects, and always a few surprises.
Some audience members will also join Bryson in the spotlight to add an extra dimension to the performance and bridge the gap between the stage and the crowd.
A Boston-area magician, Magic by George, continually travels across Massachusetts and throughout New England entertaining audiences large and small with his unique blend of award-winning magic.
He has appeared on the “CBS Early Show,” at Sesame Street’s “Fun to be One” celebration, and performs regularly at Universal Studios’ City Walk.
George has been voted “Boston’s Favorite Family Entertainer” two years in a row by The Boston Parents’ Paper.
He is the first and only magician ever to receive the highest honor of the “Gold Medal Award” from both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. George received both honors the same year.
At the Gazebo
Still more talent is scheduled for the gazebo outside Floral Hall, at the north end of the fairgrounds.
The line-up is:
Friday: WDEV, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Shugarmakers perform at 7 p.m.
Saturday: WDEV is back from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by Vermont singer-songwriter Jon Gailmor at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by Oxford & Clark, singing in two-part harmony music made famous by folks like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, The Kingston Trio, and The Everly Brothers.