Davenport, Iowa (July 26, 2011) - Some top-notch, free grounds attractions will entertain thousands of people next week at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair.
The 92nd fair is being held Aug. 2-7, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., in Davenport.
Fair manager Bob Fox says he expects Dallas, the Fire Guy; Robinson's Racing Pigs; Kachunga & the Alligator Show; and Jungle Adventure, a diving show, to be very popular attractions.
Street entertainer Dallas Saupe is known as Dallas, the Fire Guy, and has been providing clean, family oriented entertainment for more than 20 years.
A popular Mississippi Valley Fair attraction for the past several years, Dallas and his escape-artist son, Nicktorious, perform a blend of comedy, juggling, balancing and fire-blowing in a self-contained, high-energy, audience participation show.
Robinson's Racing Pigs return this year to the Mississippi Valley Fair after a brief absence.
In the fall of 1984, Paul and Carlota Robinson started racing pigs. In February of 1985, they took their show to the Florida State Fair, and the act soon became a staple for other fairs around the country.
Since the passing of the Robinsons in the late 1990s, Randy and Sharon Ross have continued the legacy.
Kachunga & the Alligator Show, which has been a popular MVF attraction over the years, began in 1982 as a public awareness program designed to bring alligators and other wildlife to schools to educate students.
Over the last 15 years it has grown into one of today's most popular shows at fairs and festivals.
Jungle Adventure, Fox says, is a high-diving show from Australia. It is new to the fair this year, and will be located not far from MVF's landmark Twin Towers.
Fun Cards, good for daily admission to the grounds in addition to all grandstand shows, are for sale at Hy-Vee stores and the fair office. They are $45 each.
For those without Fun Cards, grounds admission is $10 at the gate for adults and $3 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free.
For more information, go to www.mvfair.com or phone (563) 326-5338.