Academic Avenue Entertainment

Red Trouser

Red Trouser Show

This act is a never-before-seen combination of precision acrobatics with high skill knife and fire juggling! Without a single dull moment and non-stop action you will laugh while your heart is pounding with excitement. It ends with a stunt performed over 20ft in the air! Don’t miss the chance to be astounded!

Performing daily on Academic Avenue Entertainment Area 

Pogo Fred

Pogo Fred

Pogo Fred holds multiple Guinness World Records for his extreme pogo stunts and is regarded as one of the best jumpers on the planet. Check out his incredible tricks and flips as he jumps 10 feet (3 meters) in the air on his next generation and 10-foot tall pogo sticks.

Performing daily on Academic Avenue Entertainment Area 


Swifty Swine Racing and Swimming Pigs

Always a favorite! Guests will be treated to an action-packed, fast-paced, high-energy program as “Swifty” the swimming pig plunges into an 8-foot tank, and 4 piglets compete for first place in a series of high-speed races. It’s the fastest pig race around. 

Performing daily down Academic Avenue in front of Abernathy Arena 


Commerford Petting Zoo

Commerford and Sons petting zoo is a family owned and operated petting zoo featuring domestic animals and hand-raised exotic animals that just love attention. The Comerford’s have been raising animals for well over 50 years. Guests are invited to get up close and meet some members of the Commerford petting zoo family! And don’t forget to wash those hands afterwards.   

Featured daily down Academic Avenue 

Philip Simmons Blacksmith Guild

The Philip Simmons Blacksmith Guild was formed exclusively for educational purposes to encourage and facilitate the training of blacksmiths. The group disseminates information about sources of material and equipment, exposes the art of blacksmithing and serves as a resource for all who are interested in the craft. Demonstrations are open to the public. Guild members participate in several events throughout the year such as Ashley on the River at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston and the Renaissance Fair in Myrtle Beach.

Appearing on Academic Avenue 

October 22 – 24