Free Shows at the 130th Boonville Fair

Plans are well underway for the 130th Boonville-Oneida County Fair, running this summer from Tuesday, July 24th through Sunday, July 29th. As always, the fair will hold free events throughout the week in various locations across the fairgrounds.

Commerford’s Petting Zoo is always a popular attraction with the kids, so we brought it back.  Founded by Robert W. Commerford over 50 years ago, it all began with some simple horse buying and selling. We have since created our own little fun-fair!   We will entertain you with elephants (our elephants have been a part of our family since 1972), camels, ponies, kangaroos and other exotic animals. Our animals put a smile on the faces of children and adults. To keep you entertained while our animals rest we have a super-slide, carousel and other fun rides. Great family entertainment! 

New to the Fair this year is the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean Aerial High Wire Thrill Show.  The best, most unique, and entertaining show in the fair industry!

Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean Aerial High Wire Thrill Show” is a copyrighted production that incorporates the Sensational Murcia’s world famous High Wire act and the legendary Wheel of Death act all in a very unique setting.

It is your typical “GOOD” pirates against the “BAD” pirates in the never-ending battle for the treasure map, however, this all takes place suspended on a thin wire cable 30 feet in the air over the top of a huge pirate ship!

This is when you see over 70 years combined experience of the Sensational Murcias on the high wire. Watch as they execute various daring feats, acrobats and tricks on the 1/2 inch steel cable, such as sword fighting, the dangerous two man high, actually skipping rope and the finale trick you have to SEE TO BELIEVE!

Also included in the action is the Wheel of Destiny, disguised as an enormous skull and crossbones, where fate is also tempted. As the giant wheel spins the pirates jump, somersault and sword fight all while it is rotating on its axis!

The whole performance is presented in authentic pirate costumes, complete with a beautiful pirate ship backdrop and set, exciting suspenseful music, fantastic use of lighting and smoke effects for an experience that you will never forget. It is nonstop action from beginning to end and guaranteed to thrill all ages.

The Sensational Murcia family high wire act has been featured at many events around the world, including performances in Japan, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Jamaica, Bahamas, as well as at various fairs, festivals and amusement parks in the USA. Walter Murcia, the patriarch of the family, originally from Colombia, South America, now along with his family, wife Victoria and two sons Alexander and Antony, call Bradenton, Florida home. Walter and Victoria Murcia are proud to be performing with their two sons and nephew, Andres Murcia. Their sons proudly represent the 10th generation of circus performing/ high wire walking in the Murcia family. As you will see the tradition carries on!

The Fair Museum will be opened all week for all fair goers to visit and look at exhibits from the past.

There will also be educational programs and demonstrations in the exhibit hall and throughout the Fairgrounds all week.

Make sure to also check out the Agriculture Awareness displays around the Fairgrounds.   Feel free to take the kids to play “Corny Cornhole” in the Exhibit hall or make a “Circles of the Earth” bracelet to take home as a souvenir, all while learning about Agriculture!

So come and join us for a fun filled week and help us celebrate 130th years at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair.

For questions please contact the Fair office at 942-2251.