Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie

Thursday, Aug 10 - Sunday, Aug 20, at the Grounds

Strolling the fairgrounds daily, Aug 10-20

Professor B. T. Farquar sets entertainment back more than a century, to the days of the old-time “medicine show.”  Unlike yesteryear’s snake oil hucksters,  Farquar peddles no elixirs or patent pills.  Instead, he freely dispenses copious amounts of laughter, surely the best medicine of all.

The prestigious professor is also a mystifying master of magic.  With amazing demonstrations of illusion, psychic vision, sleight-of-hand, chicanery, hoodwinking and flimflam, he confounds even the most skeptical spectator (there’s lots of audience participation too)

Polecat Annie is a child of the wilderness; raised deep in the Ozark Mountains by a family of weasels.  Now Polecat Annie roams throughout  the countryside,  pulling an antique farm wagon full of archaic artifacts, telling tall tales and (upon occasion) playing percusssion for Professor Farquar’s Great American Medicine Show.

Annie is familiar with all of  the popular dances and diversions from the good old days.  She can read your palm or your aura.  She offers up personal instruction in rope twirling, tin plate juggling, lawn bowling, graces, pocket magic, cow patty spinning and Indian games of skill.  When it comes to old-fangled Victorian face art or Cheyenne war paint, she’s a daisy; and everybody  loves Annie’s unique balloon critters. They are real humdingers!

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