Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie

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Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22, at the Grounds
Strolling the fairgrounds from 9 am - 7 pm daily

Celebrating their 35th touring anniversary and 20th year entertaining at the Missouri State Fair.

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 percussion 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!

You can find more information about Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie here.