Entertainment at the fair goes beyond the Carousel

With the 2022 edition of the Moose Jaw Hometown Parade now in the books, attention turns to the actual Moose Jaw Hometown Fair to be held at the MJ Exhibition Grounds (250 Thatcher Drive East).

On the grounds, there’s plenty of free entertainment starting with the first event – the four RCMP Musical Ride performances.

Much has been written and said about the appearance of the RCMP Musical Ride, but there is also other free entertainment to be had at the Home Fair.

One of the newcomers to the Hometown Fair lineup this year is local band Magic By Chris.

Chris is well known locally, going from the stage to family and friends, children’s birthday parties, corporate events and finally performing on stage in front of hundreds of people.

“It started when I was pretty young. I’m one of those guys who pulled out one of those magical kits from Sear’s wish book for Christmas and kind of learned everything from there,” did he declare.

“I showed it to my family and friends and kicked things off.”

A much older cousin showed Chris even more magic and the magic bug stuck.

“He showed me more advanced stuff. And then over the years he showed me how it worked and from there I started reading books, watching DVDs and ordering things myself to keep expanding what I knew.

This will be Chris’ first time performing at the Moose Jaw Hometown Fair and it will be the largest audience he has ever presented to perform walking magic.

“I go for walks to show people stuff. When they’re waiting for rides and just waiting for things to happen.

He performed in front of a larger audience from a stage during a scheduled performance.

“I think the fair in terms of walking and walking will be the most important.”

“When I was a kid it was just a hobby. I didn’t think it would go anywhere, but it’s going really well now.

Although magic isn’t Chris’ main source of income, it’s something he enjoys doing.

When asked if he was looking forward to performing at the fair, Chris replied, “I am. I hope to meet lots of new people, get my name out there a bit more and see what happens. Despite all that I love to do, it’s a joy to see the smiles on the faces of children and parents too.

As part of his presence at the Hometown Fair, Chris and Mr. Circus are about to entertain people waiting for the RCMP Musical Ride.

“I’m looking forward to it. I’ve contacted Mr. Circus and we’re going to connect a bit before and see how we can work together and see how we can improve each other’s performance.

Already Mr Circus made an impression on local kids and those with kids at heart by performing at the Hometown Fair Parade on Wednesday night.

Although her act in the parade can be described as simple. Her ability to guide a multicolored ribbon up a pole was mesmerizing and drew appreciation from children and parents alike along the way.

Mr Circus performs during the Wednesday night parade. Independent GM

It will perform three circus-style shows daily as well as other shows including stilt walkers in the field. One of its daily shows will be an evening show where the performance will feature the ever-popular fire show.

Blast From The Past is a reptile show with three shows a day plus there will be two traveling hours including dinosaurs.

This is a very popular show from Saskatchewan where Wrangler Elisa’s stage show caters to young and old.

Come see some of the most amazing reptiles up close.

Other entertainment at the fair will be the ever-popular The Canine Stars who will once again offer three shows a day. The Canine Stars were on America’s Got Talent in 2021.

The hugely popular show has been performed at previous Moose Jaw Hometown Fairs and is easily one of the fair’s most popular recurring shows.

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The 2022 edition of the Moose Jaw Hometown Fair opens at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

The daily entrance fees to the fair are:

  • Children 6 and under: free
  • Students and seniors: $10
  • Adults: $15

The halfway/race times are:

  • Thursday, June 23: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 26: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.