Best year in 31 years
for Great American Entertainment Company!
The Great American Entertainment Company is so excited because we are finishing up one of the best years in our history. We believe that it is because we have learned the art of what makes the Great American event, fair and rodeo industry work! Just call us cheerleaders for all of our great partners that make up such a fun and innovative industry.
Announcing our new business model for 2015 that will make our logistics more efficient and our costs for attractions and shows even lower!
After 31 years in this industry, we have finally started to migrate towards Texas. Our first home base will remain on our farm in Medford, Oregon which allows us to service all of our fairs, rodeos and events on the West Coast, but we are sure loving Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and so many other states that have always wanted our beautiful shows and attractions!
After almost one year at our 2nd home base—our new ranch in Stephenville, Texas—it has become clear that we are migrating!
Our new plan is to book more attractions at each event for a reduced rate, it’s just good business sense! We would love the opportunity to speak with you before the conventions about how we can bring in more of our attractions and shows to your event at discounted rates. We look forward to an enlightening conversation with you!
For information please call Pamela,
New Mexico State Fair was amazing!
After two years of Great American Pig Races™ appearing at the New Mexico State Fair, this year they decided to make Great American their premier animal company and added the Great American Petting Zoo™ and Pony Ride. I would say it was shocking to fair goers because they have never been in the only petting zoo in the country that you can walk into with 70 animals roaming freely. No pens to keep you from the animals. Zebu cows, llamas, wallabies, dozens of different pure breeds of goats and sheep (no horns), mini donkeys, ducks, chickens, fallow deer and so much more, all for the petting. The fair and the public were in love with our petting zoo and its professional presentation.
Dianne’s interview with Miss Kay
In the middle of November, a few of us Petting Zoo girls had the privilege of actually visiting the Duck Commander Headquarters, where we were happily greeted by Al Robertson the oldest son of the Duck Dynasty boys. Because of my nationally syndicated radio talk show, “Everything That Matters,” I had the greatest pleasure of getting to know Al, and his wife, Lisa, and Miss Kay. I must say, what a fun and enlightening few hours we had getting to know them and finding out many of Al, Lisa and Miss Kay’s family stories. They are the real deal and are all dynamic entrepreneurs.
Al and Lisa Robertson had their own incredible journey in life and have recently written a book about their struggles with marriage, infidelity, and redemption; a real tearjerker, but with a fairytale ending. Their book, “A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption,” is a must read. It is an authentic account of what it takes to have true love for each other.
Miss Kay’s interview was hilarious, in-depth, and genuine to say the least. She shared a simple and delicious biscuit recipe and told us stories about how Willie became the radical entrepreneur he is today, even single handedly shutting down the school concessions. We also had lunch at Willie’s Duck Diner and had a fantastic and huge Louisiana lunch.
If you would like to hear the interview with Miss Kay, CLICK HERE
Meet “the girls”...
Annabelle, Buttercup, Lulu Bell, Ginger, and Ellie. We call them, “the girls.” These tiny zebu cows are the sweetest and most gentle animals we have ever had in our petting zoo. Our herd is now up to eight, and we hope by next year that we will be seeing a bunch of new babies!
Voted Most-loved attraction at the Evergreen County Fair
When we opened the doors of the Great American Petting Zoo in Monroe, Washington this summer, we did not realize how starved these fair attendees were for love. Voted the best attraction at the fair and a media draw, our beautiful, clean and
professional #1 petting zoo
in the country was a hit! We
loved being a part of such a great event!
We love to brag about our kids...
Remember Luke Linderman—
Great American’s young film maker? He just finished our new heartwarming promotional video entitled, “Who Is Great American Entertainment?”
Also... Luke has entered the famous Doritos Superbowl Commercial Contest! If you would like to watch this super-funny and well-made commercial, CLICK HERE
Keep an eye on our young rising star—and if you ever have any need of film-making projects... let him know. He is open for business. Illuminant Media • 541-631-8282
Meet Logan, a very independent entrepreneur who has participated in our “Innovative Kids of America” program for two years and is open for business!! And now at the ripe age of five he is taking up running heavy equipment!
Meet Alexandra Linderman, another rising star. At 15 years of age Alexandra started providing art for us, and now at 17, she is our official in-house artist. Many of you may know that we use a lot of art for our attractions, as pictures are worth a thousand words. The header on this homepage is her creation that is now used as a backdrop for the “Farmyard Follies” show.
Come visit us at the IAFE Convention booth 1109, WFA Convention booths 320 and 639, and TAF&E Convention and take a look at the beautiful backdrop Alexandra has created.
Incredible show: “Kids Can Cook™” Thanks to Cathy Bennett at the State Fair of Texas, we now have an incredible, new show: “Kids Can Cook™” Cooking Show!
While visiting our ranch in Stephenville, Texas last year, I had the opportunity to make the short trip to the beautiful Texas State Fairgrounds and meet with Cathy. After our meeting she probably did not realize that she inspired a whole new show, “Kids Can Cook™.” I loved the idea so much that I even created a new cook book, called “Kids Can Cook™.” We just finished performing this adorable show at the State Fair of Texas that brought eight kids right out of the audience. We dressed them up with chef hats and
then each child, ranging in age from 6 to 13, stood behind a table where a blender and the appropriate ingredients were waiting. I showed these kids how to create healthy, simple and delicious recipes that were not your typical kid foods. Three shows a day, two recipes for each show, and the kids got to eat what they made. The parents were thrilled, and the audiences were huge.
We are now currently booking “Kids Can Cook™,” so for more information please contact Pamela,
This brand new attraction could easily be our most heartwarming attraction of all!
Meet “Vintage America™!”
As we sat at the front door of “Vintage America™,” our new attraction that debuted at the Sacramento County Fair this year, we found that everyone had a camping story of their own to share. “Vintage America™” is a 1959 Airstream trailer completely restored and decked out and made adorable beyond belief! The concept is to create an everlasting experience, where fair attendees feel like they are on a movie set or truly standing in history.
Next to the trailer is an optional attraction, Dianne Linderman and her Camping/Glamping Cooking Show, teaching everyone how to make one-pot meals and not your usual hot dogs and hamburgers.
What we did not bank on was the incredible response that this attraction evoked in every man, woman and child. We have decided to ask each and every person to share their story with us, and we will then create a book of these wonderful memories. Bring this heartwarming attraction to your fair or event and marvel at the love and response from your public. We were floored and even shared tears. To book this attraction,
please call Pamela, 541-512-1100
Dear Great American Entertainment Co... August 29. 2015
Went to the WA Evergreen State Fair yesterday and visited your petting zoo. Wow! What an wonderful experience. Best petting zoo ever. Reminded me of when I was a kid when animals and people were actually allowed to be together! So frustrating when we go to fairs and petting zoo's and the handlers won't allow you to touch their animals. And it was FREE! Thank you, THANK YOU! The staff was so relaxed yet diligent in cleaning up poop and insuring the well being of both animals and guests. WOW! Kids had fun and I was thrilled to get to pet wallabies, lamas, fawns, piglets and all the other amazingly well behaved animals. How do they all get along so well? Whatever the secret is, THANK YOU! I hope you will be back again next year?
Your petting zoo is the best ever. I went to the one in Orange County (Southern CA.). I could have spent the entire day there. Got some excellent pictures.
One genius goat was just waiting by the food dispensing machine. When people put money in, he pushed them out of the way and ate the pellets right out of the machine. A much smaller goat could never reach where the pellets came out so he was standing on top of the hay to get the sympathy vote.
I was especially impressed with the variety of animals. I had never seen where children (and adults) were also allowed to brush them.
I hope you come again every year. I will be there. I will plan it so that I can spend at least 1 hour there. Had a great time. Your animals are clearly well taken care of.
Dr. Patty Boge (veterinarian)
Kids Can Cook cook book is
full of simple
that kids make.
When they come home from school, instead of
popping in the microwave a processed snack or
meal, they can take a few ingredients and create delicious, simple and healthy meals.