Today Last Chance To Enjoy Space Coast State Fair

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the last day of the Space Coast State Fair.

Presented by Bright House Networks, Savings Safari and Space Coast, the closing day of 26th annual Space Coast State Fair will open at 1:00 p.m. today at Space Coast Stadium in Viera.

The fair will take place Nov. 8-18 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera

More than 200 thrill rides, amusement games, exhibits, free shows and food stands will be included in The Space Coast State Fair in Brevard County.

The largest and most highly attended annual event of its kind on the Space Coast, the fair has run for 11 fun-filled days, Nov. 8 to Nov. 18 at the 40-acre fairgrounds next to Space Coast Stadium in Viera.

Free Unlimited Rides and Shows for $12

The fair features a Pay-One-Price admission charge every day which includes free unlimited rides, free shows and entertainment from open to close is just $12 today.

Beautiful rides abound at the Space Coast State Fair courtesy of North American Midway Entertainment

World-class rides

The midway is provided by North American Midway Entertainment (NAME) which plays some of the largest fairs and festivals in North America and Canada and is widely recognized as one of the finest rides and games companies in the entertainment industry.

Free shows

The free featured shows that will take place every day and night of the fair are the Torres Family Circus, Carla Wallenda Aerialist Show and live musical entertainment on the Miller Coors Stage in the pavilion tent.

Other featured shows was the Monster Truck Madness Shows on Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11, the Extreme Motocross Stunt Shows on Nov. 12, 13, 14, 15 and the Pro Bull Riding Bash Shows on Nov. 16, 17, 18.

All of the shows at the fair are included with the admission charge at the gate.

The fair opens at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 1 p.m. on the two Saturdays and Sundays.

Back by popular demand is the TORRES FAMILY CIRCUS EXTRAVAGANZA .

The Torres Family Circus presented by Space Coast Medicine and Brevard Physicians Network

Get ready to be entertained by dancing dogs, acrobatic jugglers, high wire performers and the crowd favorite-GLOBE OF DEATH where two dueling motorcycles simultaneously race inside the 20ft enclosed metal globe.

The Coors Light Stage in the BEER and WINE GARDEN will be the site of many great musical entertainers during the Fair.

With such a great variety of highly talented performers on the Space Coast, there will be over 24 performances in the beer garden ranging from country to good old-fashioned rock n’ roll. The community stage will feature all facets of local community entertainment.

The complete schedule is at

Delicious and fun foods

The variety of food is also a tremendous attraction to this world renowned fair.

The vast menu of delicious international and great fair foods that await guests ranges from German bratwurst, smoked turkey legs to Hot Roasted Corn to Italian sausage.

All kinds of fun and delicious foods will be on offer at the Space Coast State Fair

Great desserts like strawberry shortcake, cotton candy and everyone’s favorite “funnel cakes” will also be served.

Last year alone more than 34,166 funnel cakes were eaten.

Motocross Stunt Shows – Mad Mike Jones

Some of the exciting FREE shows are the EAST COAST EXTREME MOTOCROSS STUNT SHOW along with the MONSTER TRUCK SHOWS during the Fair.

Hold on to your hats for some incredible world class MONSTER TRUCK CRANKING POWER ACTION.

East Coast Xtreme Motocross Stunt Team with MAD MIKE JONES will also perform high-flying dare-devil motocycle acrobatics along with the Monster Trucks Duels.

Carla Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas

World Famous Carla Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas will perform her breathtaking aerialist show twice daily.

The 76 year-old wonder climbs a 150 foot sway pole, with no safety harnesses or wires and performs a stunning display of beauty, courage and balance high above the fairgrounds.

76 years young Carla Wallenda will climb a 115 foot-high sway pole and leave audiences gasping with awe at her courage and inner strength

This living legend of the entertainment industry is a must-see at the fair and is an awe-inspiring display of courage, which exemplifies the term “anti-aging”.

The Fair kicks off Thursday, Nov. 8 with a Coca-Cola Grand Opening, offering free entertainment, A FREE MONSTER TRUCKS SHOW at 9 p.m. and free unlimited rides for only $10 admission.

The Rough Edges Band will perform in concert from 7 to-10 p.m. on the

Monster Truck Shows with heart pounding power  

On Friday, Nov. 9, Monster Truck Madness takes over the fair grounds with a monster truck freestyle show at 9pm.

Space Coast State Fair will feature Monster Truck Madness Shows on Nov. 8,9,10 and 11 with world famous “Outtacontrol”

World famous car crushers “Outtacontrol, “Monkey Business” and “Alien Attack” will display their awesome power and heart pumping action.

Fair goers may also take an exciting ride in the Monster Ride Truck for a $5 charge.

The Monster Truck Madness Show will also take place on Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m.

Staring Blind band will perform live in concert starting at 7 p.m. on the Space Coast stage.

Staring Blind was formed when members of several successful Brevard bands came together including Matt Carver (lead vocals from M-Pulse and PRC-77), Willie Carrasco (bassist from M-Pulse & Un4Sakn), Brandon Carrasco (lead guitar of Un4Sakn) and Tim “Timmy Guns” Andujar (drums from Orlando from Putrescent Secretancy).

The band has recently cut its first demo with Mark Brasel at The Zone Productions and recently recorded several songs at Brett Hestla Productions in Orlando FL.

Staring Blind will perform in concert at the Space Coast State Fair

Staring Blind plans to extend their touring range within the next year with the intention of performing another world tour for the military service members stationed overseas.

On Saturday Nov. 10, Sunday Nov. 11, Saturday Nov. 17 and Sunday Nov. 18, Stuart Ballantyne’s Craig Malloch Border Collies will perform sheep herding demonstrations.

Highland games action with Craig Malloch Border Collies

Stuart Ballantyne’s Craig Malloch Border Collies perform all over the U.S at various Highland games.

Stuart Ballantyne’s CraigMalloch Border Collies from the Highland Games will perform Sheep herding demonstrations during both weekends of the 2012 Space Coast State Fair

The man-sheep dog demonstration team will display a wealth of stock and dog knowledge which is used daily on his farm.

Stuart and his partner Lucia have a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep on a small farm and
train their five Border Collies Rock, Keene, Dairsie, Hailes and Tyne to work stock and compete in herding competitions across the United States.

World-class sheep herding demonstrations  

Stuart makes shepherds crooks from sheep horn and recently was approached by a film maker about the making of a documentary about crook making as it is such a dying art.

Lucia has proved to be a natural at caring for the stock and learning the art of herding.

Shepherdness Lucia will assist with the CraigMalloch Border Collies

Her medical background and her intense love of the animals empowers her greatly, making her a very devoted farm partner.

Stuart and Lucia deliver lambs together during lambing season and make sure the flock
and the dogs remain not only healthy, but in superior health.

An experienced public speaker, Lucia brings a demonstration to life with her dialogue.

Brevard Arts Aerialists- Cirque will perform at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Encore Dance Troupe from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Overload Band featuring Keith Maples (lead guitar), Will Baker (vocals), Chris Gifford (bass
and rhythm guitar) and Shawn Lowe (drums) will perform a high energy rock and roll show from 3pm-6pm on the Space Coast stage.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 10, The Smokin Hound Dogs band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by a concert by recording artist Suzanah Free featuring songs from her “Forever Yours” album.

Recording artist Suzanah Free 

Self taught on ukulele, guitar and piano, Suzanah Free starting writing music before she was 10-years-old.

After several years at college as a classical piano and music composition major, she began in the recording studio where she participated singing and recording demos, radio voice-over work, and the ins and outs of music studio production.

The Suzanah Free latest album is entitled “Forever Yours”. Suzanah Free will perform at the Space Coast State Fair

Her influences were formed from her father, who loved the jazz sounds of the Big Band Era, and her mother’s combined love of Broadway tunes and latin rhythms from her Spanish heritage.

And in her youth, she became immersed in the Island rhythms found in the standard
songs of old Hawaii.

First performing as a duo working the local clubs and special events scene in Florida, Free and her partner and musical director Danny Ellis, performed as the REVEREND DANNY & SISTER BLUES.

Suzanah was the lead vocalist in 2007 to 2008 for the 17 piece big band, SWINGTIME, in Melbourne. She formed SRAZZ in 2009, which was a 5-piece jazz band, featuring some of the best jazz musicians in the region.

Her dreams were realized when she created her newly released album CD “FOREVER YOURS” featuring ‘touch soul’ songs like “Take my Hand”, “My Angel” and “In Your Eyes.”

Adding some spice and sass, she evokes longings of love in her dance number “Makin’ Moves with You” and her joyful love and appreciation to her best friend Danny, in songs “Forever and a Day” and “Forever More.”

Adding the Island dance rhythms to “Jammy Cakes” Suzan feels she can incorporate the playful side of life from the Islands she grew up in. “Believe in Yourself” was written for her children as a reminder to forge ahead and find love, laughter and peace when you follow your heart.

Her love and understanding of the military was the motivation for “Heroes Fight for Peace” to remind those who are critical of our missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and “Candle in the Window” reminding us to never give up hope, and keep a candle lit so that our loved ones will always have a light to guide them home.

Unlimited Free rides – all day and night at the Space Coast State Fair

Suzanah Free will perform at the Space Coast Daily stage at 9pm on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Discount for Vets and Government 

Sunday, Nov. 18, is Veterans Day at the fair where all Veterans & Government Employees may enter the fair from 1  to 5 p.m. for $10 which is discounted from $12.

Proof of current or previous government employment is required to receive the discount.

Anointed Star will perform the star spangled banner and Viera High School ROTC will present the colors to officially open the fair at 1 p.m.

The Space Coast Chorus of The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society will perform “United We Stand” – a program of Patriotic music from 2 to 2:45 p.m. followed by an “Andrews Sisters” tribute to the troops musical performance on the Space Coast stage.

D.J Kokopeli will play popular dance music from 5 p.m. to late.




Legendary freestyle motocross performer Michael Jones, known as “Mad Mike Jones” will thrill the crowd at the Space Coast State Fair set for Space Coast Stadium Nov. 8 to 18.

Mad Mike Jones will perform his death-defying feats at the Space Coast State Fair on Nov 12,13,14,15 at 9pm each evening.

“Mad Mike” is considered one of the founding fathers of the sport of freestyle motocross.

“Mad Mike” is considered one of the founding fathers of the sport of freestyle motocross. He has over 35 years of professional rider experience and started his motorcycle racing career in 1972.

Jones is the 1989 world champion of Supercross, 1998 world freestyle motocross champion, and a 2001 Winter X Games gold medalist.

In 2001 he was the first ever to win the Red Bull X-Fighters competition. He also goes around North American schools to share about his experience.

Family Faith Night on Monday

Monday Nov. 12 will be Family Faith Night sponsored by Space Coast

Fair goers will be able to enter the fair beginning at 5 p.m. for just $8 when they donate one can of food at the gate for the Brevard Food Drive for needy families.

Space Coast State Fair candy apples

Also on Monday evening, area church youth groups are invited to perform on the main stage with local christian acts.

Karaoke Challenge – Be a star

SAVINGS SAFARI sponsors Tuesday night, Karaoke Night at the fair.

The Karaoke contest is open to all ages and contest admission is free along with free unlimited rides and shows with fair admission of only $10.

All karaoke acts will be filmed and selected acts will be televised on

On Wednesday Nov 13, over 100 senior citizens from local nursing homes will visit the Fair for a FREE SENIORS PICNIC.

More than 200 local Brevard County high school students will assist the seniors from local nursing homes with a complete tour of the fair.

Stottler-Stagg and Associates, Space Coast, Space Coast, Brevard County School Board, Ryder truck and Space Coast Area Transit sponsor this charitable event every year at no charge to the seniors, nursing

Also on Wednesday, Lite Rock 99.3FM will broadcast a live radio remote from 5 to 7 p.m. with prizes and giveaways.

Erica Majette of Indigo and many other Island performers will entertain at the Space Coast State Fair

Island Dance & Music Celebration -Wednesday 

Casel Healthcare will present “A Celebration of Island Dance and Music” including Steel Pan Players, African Drum Circle, Caribbean Dancers, Jamaican Gospel Singers and Comedians, Hawaiian Dance Revue and Island Breeze Hawaiian Band from 7 to 10 p.m.

Barbara Sealy Rhoden will guest emcee the wonderful evening celebrating Island dance and music.

Erica J. Majette of Washington, D.C. works with other experienced adult cultural artists in Palm Bay.

All have combined backgrounds in various ethnic and classical forms of music and dance.

The expressive art of Indigo! ranges from traditional african roots to classical western to pop and all shades and time periods of the diaspora in between.

They will perform a quadrille style dance in an afro-latin/carribean folk tradition.

The BCASCA Youth Dancers will perform 2 dances.  “Jump The Line” by Harry Belafonte and “Jump” a pop dancehall/soca by Rupee.

Dudley Quest will perform at the Space Coast State Fair

Drums of Zion, made up of experienced drummers, was formed in 2000 in Palm Bay.  Their style of “Nyahbinghi” drumming has its roots among Maroon freedom fighters in Jamaica and embraces elements of the spiritual sounds of East and West Africa.

The philosophy of “Nyahbinghi’ drum sounds is “to do good.”

Drummers are Ras Michael Evans hails from Trelawny, Jamaica, has been drumming for 30 years and plays the talking drum.

Michel Walker is from Kingston, Jamaica, has been drumming for 18 years and plays the kunde.

Ras Michael McCalla was born in Kingston, Jamaica, has been drumming for 30 years and plays the base

Songwriters Showcase – Brevard’s Got Talent

On Thursday, Nov. 16, Island Music presents The Songwriters Showcase featuring Brevard’s best original songwriters and performers on the main stage from 6 to 10 p.m.

Brevard County has such an abundance of unique and high quality musical performers that this is sure to be an exciting evening showcasing the rich talent in Brevard.

Come out and vote for your favorite artists as this is a contest where the fans vote for their favorite performer by applause.

The Pro Bull Riding Shows will take place Nov 16,17,18 at the Space Coast State Fair

Pro Bull Riding  – Ride’m Cowboy

The Fair will open at 5pm on Friday, Nov 11 and the main event will be the Pro Bull Riding Bash at 9pm sponsored by Brighthouse networks.

Sock hop party

There will be a Sock Hop Party with Rick Bressinger from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring all the great dance songs and contests will be held for Best Poodle Skirt, Best Letter Sweater, Best Pompadour and Best Dance Moves.

More sheepherding

On Saturday Nov. 17, Stuart Ballantyne’s CraigMalloch Border Collies from the Highland games will once again present fun and educational Sheep Herding Demonstrations at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Different Worlds Band will perform live in concert on the stage from 3 to 6 p.m.

Motown Medley with Different Worlds

This Motown Medley is a tribute to the greatest hits of the Temptations and the Four Tops.

Different Worlds is a band made from many influences and has members that range in age from late 20′s to “seasoned”.

These hand pickedmusicians come from backgrounds in Gospel, Blues, Soul, Reggae, Rock, and “Blue Eyed Soul”.

Their differences in generation, music, and upbringing are formidable. However, Different Worlds brings these cultures together to bring a fresh new approach to their Most Common Denominator.

Different Worlds performs an array of Blue eyed Soul,Classic Rock, Soul and Funk.

Different Worlds Band will rock the Space Coast State Fair

Classics from Clapton, Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Delbert Mc Clinton, and Motown.

Danny Blues Rockin Blues Show  

Danny Blues will perform a Rock’n Blues Show from 7 to 11 p.m. on the Space Coast stage.

This show features Blues songs and a tribute to the blues Brothers.

Included will be the famous Blues Police Car and the Blues Police Dancers making this a fun and unforgettable show.

Danny Blues has opened for national acts such as Charlie Daniels, KC & Sunshine Band, Mark Chestnut, David Howe.

The Pro Bull Riding Bash will take place at 9 p.m.

Last Blast Day is Sunday Nov. 18  

Sunday, Nov. 18 is Last Blast Day with the fair opening at 1 p.m.

The CraigMalloch Border Collies will perform at 2:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m.

Little Miss and Mr. Pageant

For all the beautiful children and proud parents there will be the Little Miss and Mr. Space Coast State Fair Pageant at 2 p.m. on the Space Coast Stage.

The Little Miss and Mr. Space Coast State Fair Pageant will showcase beautiful children

There will be the Hot Dog Eating Contest at 3pm with prizes for the best eaters. All contestant information is available at

The Pro Bull Riding Bash will pit the best cowboys against the meanest bulls at 4 p.m. and Club Caliente will take place at 4:45 p.m. with the best Reggeton, Hip Hop, Meringue Music in Central Florida from the stage.

For contest entry forms, show dates/times and ticket information, call 1-855-386-3836 or visit


Here’s a look at The Space Coast State Fair by the numbers during its 11-day run from Nov.8 to Nov. 18 at the 20-acre Space Coast Stadium Fairgrounds in Viera, Florida

• Games of skill 29

• Mechanical thrill rides 35

• Ears of roasted corn 12,232

• Sausages: Polish and Italian to be sold 32,121

• 574 pounds of barbecue

• Sticks of cotton candy to be eaten 63,121

• Funnel cakes to be eaten 32,121

• Total attendance in 25 years of Space Coast State Fairs about 2,888,232