Barnstable County Fair | July 22-28, 2024

Ground Acts

Spectacular shows take place daily throughout the fairgrounds and all are free with admission. Check out the lineup below.

Robert ClarkE

Robert Clarke has the uncanny ability to capture the young and old with his fun-filled family show. Always high energy and fast-paced, he brings the audience on a roller coster of laughs and cheers. Every show is PG friendly and is always interactive with BOTH kids and adults.

Darren yong

Darren Yong's magic show is fast-paced with lots of jaw-dropping comedy magic and mind-reading. His show is fun, and high energy and will leave the audience amazed as he has been performing professionally for over 20 years.

little Bean

"Little L is a real-life super hero who holds the world record for being the fastest hula-hooper in the world! You can find her at the fair performing her Vegetable Circus show or roving around the fairgrounds with more hoops than you can count!"


All ages will be entertained with the nautically themed show that includes magic, a thrilling escape, and even cannons. Kids and adults may be a part of the adventure. Also, catch Pirate Man Dan roving the grounds with bubbles and board the boat for photos, catch a high five, and be a part of the ambiance of magic. Join us for the adventure!


Chad Gainey first started his career in chainsaw sculpture in the spring of 2011. His first carvings were various tikis carved out of scrap logs. As he says, "Tikis are supposed to look rough cut and, usually, the uglier, the better." After a few weeks of selling tikis he started getting requests for saltwater fish and birds. This began a journey of discovering a hidden natural talent and a new career path.


The Dare Devil Dogs are some of the world most athletic canines, who thrill crowds with their high flying frisbee, lightening fast agility, amazing trickand high jump dogs. In this exciting family friendly show, many of the dogs are rescues and love to meet the audience and give pawtigraphs and pose for photos after each show.

Livestock Shows

Getting up close with livestock is one of the most magical aspects of the fair.  

Horses, mini horses, sheep, alpaca, cattle, dogs, goats and rabbits are among the many animals you may get to meet. You can pet and feed furry friends in the petting zoo, visit the interactive show rings, and learn more about these majestic creatures from their handlers. Be prepared for an immersive agricultural experience unlike any other on Cape Cod!

Ever wonder what the judges are looking for when choosing the showmanship winners? Here are the important criteria — cleanliness and appearance of the animals and stalls, attractiveness of the overall exhibit, how engaging the exhibitor is with fellow exhibitors and the public, and educational merit.

Fun Fair Food


What is it about fair food? The mystique of something you’ve never tried? The classic nostalgia of the cotton candy? The allure of deep-fried ANYTHING? No matter what, it’s pure magic and one of the delights of any trip to the county fair.