New acts highlight free entertainment


Check out The Fearless Flores Thrill Show and The Birdman

By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Ricardo Flores, left, looks across the “sphere of death” at wife Arcelia, right, as they ride motorcycles in circles around one another in front of a large crowd.

Ricardo Flores, left, looks across the “sphere of death” at wife Arcelia, right, as they ride motorcycles in circles around one another in front of a large crowd.


Courtesy of Fearless Flores

Joe Krathwohl educates a crowd on large birds with this helper, named Vladamir, at a past event.

Joe Krathwohl educates a crowd on large birds with this helper, named Vladamir, at a past event.


Courtesy of Joe Krathwohl

Aerial Breakaway swaypole/ Fearless Flores


Courtesy of Fearless Flores

Free entertainment

• The Fearless Flores, North Midway, 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. daily

• The Birdman, Roschman Park, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. daily

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.”

Ricardo Flores, left, looks across the “sphere of death” at wife Arcelia, right, as they ride motorcycles in circles around one another in front of a large crowd.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/08/web1_flores2.jpegRicardo Flores, left, looks across the “sphere of death” at wife Arcelia, right, as they ride motorcycles in circles around one another in front of a large crowd. Courtesy of Fearless Flores
Joe Krathwohl educates a crowd on large birds with this helper, named Vladamir, at a past event.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/08/web1_Joe-with-Vladamir-2017.jpgJoe Krathwohl educates a crowd on large birds with this helper, named Vladamir, at a past event. Courtesy of Joe Krathwohl
Aerial Breakaway swaypole/ Fearless Flores
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/08/web1_flores1.jpegAerial Breakaway swaypole/ Fearless FloresCourtesy of Fearless Flores
Check out The Fearless Flores Thrill Show and The Birdman

By Sam Shriver

sshriver@limanews.com

Free entertainment

• The Fearless Flores, North Midway, 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. daily

• The Birdman, Roschman Park, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. daily

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

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