Though a final entertainment schedule for the Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair has not been set yet, there is already a list of shows visitors can expect to enjoy this year. The fair will be held from March 12-21, 2010 at the Indian River County Fair Grounds on 58th Avenue in Vero Beach, Fla. Fair patrons can take part in a video game tournament, listen to a one-man steel band, a firefighter training show, hypnosis show and so much more.
Fire Department Lieutenant Toby Turner, the general manager of the fair, said an event schedule for the fair will be posted soon on the website. Check back here regularly for that list once it has been announced.
Due to the economy and this year’s budget, Turner said that they are not able to afford the headliners like they have in the past. Instead they will be featuring local bands and entertainers. All entertainment is included with cost of admission to the fair.
Check out the list of what is being planned for this year’s Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair.
Interactive Game Experience
IGX is a premier multi-platform, multi-screen video game experience using Nintendo Wii, Microsoft XBOX 360 and Sony PS3 systems. The game experience is currently touring some of the largest state and county fairs in 16 states. All games available are rated “C” for children, “T” for teen or “E” for everyone. Make sure to stop by and check out some of the games available for playing. IGX will also hold Sports and Music Video Game Tournaments.
Guitar Hero III Video Game Tournament
One of the largest selling video games – Guitar Hero – will be featured at this year’s fair as a tournament. Guitar Hero III, Legends of Rock will put rockers to the test at the highest level to see who will win the $100 gift card to a local video game store. Due to high demand there will only be 24 entrants in the Guitar Hero tournament.
Nintendo Wii Video Game Tournament
Gamers will compete to see who will win a $100 gift card to a local video game store. The contest is open to 24 entrants and will be a single elimination format.
Andrey Plata and His Steel Drum Music
Be amazed by the one-man single tenor package as he plays true classic Caribbean music. Andrey Plata will feature music from both Trinidad and Tobago’s culture in an exciting, unforgettable show.
Firefighter Training Show to the Rescue www.firefightershow.com
No Firefighters’ Fair is complete without a firefighter training show. Sponsored by Wachovia Bank, this family oriented show will both educate and entertain children. Even the adults who once dreamed of being a firefighter will enjoy watching this smoking show. Some lucky audience members will be invited to be a firefighter during the show. There are two themes the show intends to teach children – “Don’t Hide, Get Outside” and “Crawl Low, Under Smoke.”
The Firefighter Training Show is currently entertaining kids in central and eastern United States.
Marcus Magic Show
Enjoy this award-winning magician as Steven Marcus’ entertains guests of all ages slight of hand and illusions. Marcus is known for bringing humor into his family friendly shows and includes the audience throughout it. Will definitely have everyone wanting more.
Simon Sez Comedy Hypnosis Show
See volunteers from the audience be hypnotized right in front of your eyes. Definitely a humorous and entertaining show. www.hypnopro.com
Enjoy the music of an Irish Shuttle Pipe as played by Michael Hyde. All of Hyde’s tunes are classical, festive and uplifting. He will be strolling through the fairgrounds daily and is a must see. www.michaelhydebagpiper.com
3rd Annual Demolition Derby
The 3rd Annual Demolition Derby sponsored by Mike’s Towing and Firehouse Garage will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. The show is free with fair admission.
Click here to enter the demolition derby. www.firefightersfair.org/demorules.pdf
Flat Track Quad Races
Will beheld on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. Free with fair admission.
For additional information call 772.388.7399 during the month of March.
Keep checking back for updates and an events calendar for the fair.