Osceola County Fair releases 2020 entertainment and attraction lineup

Strates Shows will be returning as the carnival midway provider which has been a staple for many years at the Osceola County Fair.

The Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee has announced its  entertainment lineup for the 2020 fair which will be held from Feb. 14 – 23.

“We have expanded our entertainment lineup for next year, including international singing sensation Mandy Harvey from America’s Got Talent,” said General Manager Larry Berry of the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Osceola County Fair.  “We’re doing several firsts for the fair including a tribute to our military, veterans, and first responders with a scheduled flyover of a World War II B-17 bomber during our opening ceremony.  Another new addition to our fair will be a spectacular firework’s display each Friday evening.”

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The 2020 Osceola County Fair has released an expanded and diverse lineup of both local and international talent on their main stage.

 “In addition to Mandy Harvey, we are pleased to announce coming to the fair will be Selkii from the Voice, Marty Brown who is a CMA award winner, Tobacco Road Band out of Tallahassee, and world-renowned illusionist and magician Noah and Heather Wells.”

Other featured artists include C’Nergy who will be performing for a Latin Music Festival the first Sunday, Slickwood, Grimes and Alley blues band, Think Big, who will be performing both the first weekend and at the fair’s Rock and Roll Saturday on the second weekend. Also performing will be the Dave Capp Project Jazz Band, Boggy Creek Band and for beach lovers, The Margarita Boys will take the stage.   

“This is the most diverse lineup of talent ever provided at the Osceola County Fair. We’ve gone from five primary stage acts to eleven, and there will be continuous entertainment being provided to our guests. Our outdoor attraction venues have also expanded from four to six, bringing back some familiar faces and adding some new ones,” said Berry. “This includes Jurassic Kingdom for those dinosaur lovers, Disconnected K9’s with an amazing dog agility act, Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, Mobile Glass Studio presenting the fine art of glass blowing and Rannels Rustics, who make some amazing items out of a log with a chainsaw.”

What’s familiar and what’s new?

“Strates Shows will be returning as our carnival midway provider which has been a staple at our fair for many years. We also have some exciting changes to the fair layout coming. What’s new will be moving our hands-on Hayloft interactive farm and agriculture exhibit indoors to the Exhibit Center and locating our main stage outside to the former Hayloft tent,” said Berry. Other changes announced include reconfiguring both main gate entrances, expanding the marketplace with the addition of 14 new booths, more concessions and vendors, and a few special surprises they are working on yet to be announced.  Keep posted on the fair website at www.osceolacountyfair.com for updates including ticket specials. The Osceola County fair is held beginning the second full weekend of February, and the 10-day run is the largest attended event in Osceola County.

 “This will be a fair you won’t want to miss and is expected to have a totally different feel with a diverse lineup for everyone,” says Larry.  “To say we are excited would put it mildly.  We believe our 2020 fair has something for everyone, including foodies.  We were recently featured on the Cooking Channel receiving international exposure on the show Carnival Eats, highlighting those delectable delights you can only experience at a fair,” Berry said.

The Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Fair is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization with its charter in support of the youth of Osceola County and have awarded over $97,000 in scholarships and last year presented over $65,000 in premiums and awards in everything from 4H to the livestock events.