Midway Entertainment Tent

Tuesday, August 30

5:00 PM & 7:00 PM – Comedy Bob aka Mr. Puppet

Bob Abdou,  also known by his stage name Mr. Puppet has been a full-time entertainer since 1996. Mr. Puppet is a ventriloquist, puppeteer, humorist and educator. 

Wednesday, August 31

5:00 PM & 8:00 PM – Comedy Bob aka Mr. Puppet

7:00 PM – VW Community Band

Thursday, September 1

11:00 AM & 7:00 PM – Paint with Ginger (Coffee at 11:00 AM only)

Sip & Paint of Van Wert Area Playing with Paint is held in Van Wert and the surrounding area on a regular basis. Kids welcome! Family-friendly! Together, we paint and create! Weekly classes and private parties. All supplies are included for a finished fun art piece. 90% social time! Takes approx. 3 hours. Everyone can paint! No artistic ability is needed. It’s easy but most of all fun! 🎨🖌

***There is peace in painting! Start a new hobby and give yourself some time to relax and create! In our world when such uncertainty is upon us, it is wonderful to have a little release now and then.

Friday, September 2

1:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:30 PM – Whiz Bang Science Show

Dr. Dave has the unique ability to take complex scientific concepts and explain them in a simple entertaining manner. When Dr. Dave covers the audience in toilet paper to help teach them about flight they really start to get excited. Weaving history, geography and math into his demonstrations of scientific principles, Dr. Dave provides a well rounded program that touches on a multitude of the Educational Standards.

Who is Dr. Dave?

Dr. Dave was only 4 years old when man landed on the moon, but that event would have a huge impact on his life that has ultimately led to the Whiz Bang Science Show. The excitement of watching that moon walk and seeing all of the scientists in the control room that made it happen inspired him to be a scientist some day. Dr. Dave grew up in central Illinois and attended the University of Illinois, receiving his PhD in Plant Genetics in 1994. Dr. Dave moved to Ohio to work for the Ohio State University as a soybean geneticist. It is there that he began to perform demonstrations at open houses. Dr. Dave’s true love is working with children and getting them excited about science. Beginning in 1998 with a Magic of Soybeans show and DNA Extraction from Onions, Dr. Dave began honing his skills at making science fun and understandable. In 2003 he performed his first Whiz Bang Science Show at OSU’s Wooster campus open house. These proved so popular that he was asked to perform the show at the Wayne County Fair, OSU Bug’s World and Science of Agriculture open houses. Dr. Dave has performed over 400 shows for over 50,000 people.

9:00 PM – 5th Quarter

If you thought the Friday Night Lights was the end of your Friday night, you are wrong. Come out for the 5th A time spent with family and friends, including a dance party.

Saturday, September 3

11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:30 PM – Whiz Bang Science Show

Sunday, September 4

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – The Forge Christian Ministry

3:00 PM & 7:00 PM – David Anthony Magician/Hypnotist

A native of Cleveland, Ohio David Anthony started his love of magic when he was five years old and his uncle got him a magic kit. He shared his love as a performer for the first time when he was twelve years old.

He worked vigorously on his show with the help of Rodney Whitlock, the owner of a local magic shop. He attended his first magic convention when he was fifteen years old. Since then he has won competitions with his award-winning act, “A Tale of Serendipity.” These have included 3rd place in the 2008 International Battle of Magicians, 1st place at the Magi-Fest in 2009, and 1st place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians in 2009 where he also won the prestigious Fantasma Award.

David continues to work with his theater director, Art Thomas in developing bigger and better routines. Throughout the US, David has entertained thousands. Will YOU be next?

Monday, September 5

3:00 PM & 7:00 PM David Anthony Magician/Hypnotist

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