LIMA — This year’s Allen County Fair is full of free entertainment.
New to the fair this year are The Fearless Flores Thrill Show and The Birdman.
“We are going to be doing what’s called the aerial breakaway sway pole and it will be a pole that stands 65 feet high and I’ll be climbing all of the way up to the top and doing a bunch of aerial acrobatics. We also have the motorcycles in the cage and here will be my 75-year-old grandfather riding along with me,” said Cyndel Flores.
Yes, what they do can be dangerous, but they’re prepared.
“Before we got to learn any of the cool tricks or the fun parts in there (her father) taught us how to crash. So there’s not anything that can’t happen in there that we’re not prepared for,” said Flores.
The act has received nationwide attention, performing for the judges on “America’s Got Talent.”
The other new free entertainment is The Birdman. Joe Krathwohl is bringing his trained birds to the fair.
“We usually use about seven or eight birds in a show,” said Krathwohl. “It’s a nice variety over a 25-minute period and they fly and sometimes talk and interact with the audience and in some cases, the condors come out and show off their big 10-foot wingspan. We have a very unique blend of storytelling with natural history and important facts about the status or conservation efforts of each species and audiences really seem to like it. The most common comment we get after shows is the people feel like they were a part of the show.”
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.