Columbia County Fair
Columbia County Fair Events
FAIR EVENTS AND SHOWS
BRANCH AND DEAN
LIVE IN CONCERT!!
ONE NIGHT ONLY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Branch and Dean hale from North Florida and are most at home making country music.  Dean Scallan and Steve Branch met and quickly realized that their mutual love of country music, performing, and song writing made them a powerful duo. After moving to Nashville, they began writing and recording great hits like The Dash, Your Ol’ Ladies Gone and The Forgetter.  “Their voices blend together so well and after working with them, I truly feel that they have the goods to bring their unique sound to the world,” said Huffman of collaborating with Branch and Dean. Don't miss this one night appearance of Branch and Dean at this year's fair.
PETER HART WITH ATLANTA PUPPET
Atlanta Puppet presents professional puppet shows and puppet making workshops for schools, festivals, fairs, malls, and corporate events. We feature international marionettes and other puppetry styles performed by Master Puppeteer Peter Hart in puppet programs that are superior entertainment for family audiences and educational for school audiences.
LADY HOUDINI
Lady Houdini®, the name given to Kristen Johnson by Inside Edition producers at CBS Studios in New York, has definitely stuck. Especially since she broke the immortal Harry Houdini’s record for the most water torture cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just over one thousand. She broke Houdini's record in 2012 as she has successfully performed her 1,001st public escape during the Georgia State Fair at the Atlanta Speedway. She is currently over 1,700 attempts and counting.
HORSES, HORSES, HORSES
Lisa Dufresne has turned her love of animals into a lifelong career. From her youngest days growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, her natural skill with horses led her to a career performing, choreographing and competing with horses. With over twenty years experience training animal acts of all kinds, Lisa’s performances with her animals have delighted audiences across the world.
TREEMEN
Cliff Spenger’s passion is making your events amazingly successful, entertaining and fun! His interest in nature kicked into high gear in 1996, when, inspired by a pair of stilts and the face of the Green Man, he created his Walking Treeman Character. Since then he has made his living as a Walking, Talking Treeman specializing in Special Events. Cliff customizes his presentations for your group using Bird puppets, Fun clean comedy,
HIGH DIVE SHOW
The Great American High Dive show is the Classic High Dive show, featuring Springboard and Tower diving, The Human Torch Fire Dive, a variety of Comedy Acts including The Man Out of The Audience and The Carpenters Act, Hilarious Clown diving and of course The High Dive of 80 feet in the air! Small Pyrotechnic explosions are included in the show to light the fire diver!  
MICHELLE'S MAGICAL POODLES
Family friendly, audience interactive, fun for all ages. Experience Michelle’s Magical Poodles Show. Fun and quirky dog tricks with an educational twist.
COWBOY WOODY
Todd Key can be tall. Really tall. When he’s up on stilts he is over 10 feet tall and can be seen from over 100 yards away, which means he’ll be easy to find at the fair. Whether he is juggling, ball-spinning, or lasso-twirling, he’s a man we can all look up to.
THE LITTLE ROY & LIZZY SHOW
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - 5PM & 7PM
The Columbia County Fair is proud to welcome for one day only The Little Roy and Lizzy Show. Be entertained on Sunday, November 2nd with the bluegrass talents of "Little" Roy Lewis and Elizabeth "Lizzy" Long. The DOVE award winners will be on stage for 5pm and 7pm performances.

Having roots in the heart of the south, Elizabeth Long, or Lizzy as her friends and fans know her, began her music accomplishment at an early age. While starting out on the piano, Lizzy soon took up the fiddle, guitar, autoharp, bass, banjo, and mandolin, and has become an accomplished musician, alternating between these instruments as part of her entertainment repertoire. Lizzy has paired up with Little Roy Lewis from the legendary Lewis Family. Her extraordinary voice shimmers with strains of America’s musical roots. Lizzy has won “Bluegrass Song of the Year”, and is one of the youngest fiddlers to be inducted into “America’s Old Time Fiddler’s Country Hall of Fame.”

Little Roy has won awards as an entertainer as well as for his banjo playing, learning to play when he was only six years old, and won a local talent contest at age eight. Called 'a banjo master, truly a picker's picker' by USA Today, Little Roy can also be found playing the guitar and autoharp. Multi-talented - he sings, plays many instruments, tells stories, and acts. When you see this duo, you are sure to notice Little Roy, and he'll make you smile.
CHASES RACING PIGS
These little porkers will splash oh-so-gracefully this year at the fair. These hams don’t even hesitate before taking a flying leap into their 12 foot pool. Racing you ask? Absolutely! It’s just like NASCAR only they are fueled by cookies (and not gasoline).
MASTER CHAINSAW SCULPTOR
In 1992, Masters of the Chainsaw was formed to provide professional representation for chainsaw carvers in the business of carving performance art. The original founders of Masters of the Chainsaw are Steve Blanchard of Monterey, California, and Brian Ruth of Hartsville, Pennsylvania. The two sculptors met at the Winternational Chainsaw Carving Competition in Tampa, Florida. Brian took a first place and Steve took a second place.

In 1995, due to increased demand at his full time studio and shop, Steve asked to be relieved of his duties to Masters of the Chainsaw and proprietorship went to Brian Ruth. His wife and partner, Jen has since teamed up with Brian. Together they continue to place the best artists at various events around the world. Masters of the Chainsaw main focus is the representation of only the finest professional chainsaw sculptors. The carvers they seek to represent are the very best performance chainsaw artists in the world. The carver's artistic ability and speed are not the only criteria they must meet to be one of Masters of the Chainsaw.
DEMOLITION DERBY - NOVEMBER 6 & 10
No other Demolition Derby provides more excitement or more entertainment! This is the # 1 event for Fairs & Festivals all across our land. It is considered by many to be the Highest Quality Demolition in the Nation utilizing and show-casing the community's local mechanical warriors. Simple plan and it works. Produce the Highest Quality of Demolition Derbies in the Nation. In the last 41 years, the company has produced Demolition Derbies in more than twenty-three states east of the Mississippi River.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA DANCE TEAM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - 6PM
UGA GEORGETTES - The University of Georgia established the first dance team in the Southeastern Conference in 1959, with the founding of the Georgette dance line. Currently, the Georgettes consist of 16 ladies who are proud to represent the University of Georgia as members of the Redcoat Band Auxiliary Program. They perform with the band during pregame and half-time at all home and most away football games. They can also be seen at pep rallies, parades and various other appearances throughout the Athens community. Although many of the members have extensive training in dance or cheerleading, this is not required as long as one has a comprehensive understanding of the necessary dance skills.