All these FREE Unlimited Rides & FREE Shows listed below are included with gate admission!
NEW LARGER LOCATION, NEW RIDES AND MIDWAY WITH BIG ROCK AMUSEMENTS
FREE SHOWS: all these terrific shows are included with your gate charge of $12 or $15 – GREAT VALUE
- Fran Cosmo former singer of BOSTON in concert, Saturday, November 10. Gates open at 1 pm. Concert 8 pm
- Van Halen tribute concert by Completely Unchained: Friday, Nov. 9 at 8pm, Sat. Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm and Sun. at 3 pm
- Professional Bull Riding: Friday, November 2, Saturday, November 3 at 8 pm. Sunday, November 4 at 3 pm.
- Arias Family Circus: see schedule for show times every day and night of the fair
- Wolves Of The World Show: see schedule for show times every day and night of the fair
- The Plant Guy: appearing when you least expect it from open to close.
- Motorcycle Wall of Death Shows: Check out these daredevils every day and night of the fair
- Ag-Magic Shows with Mike Klee: see schedule for show times November 1-12
- Brevard Talent Showcase: The Snails, Brain Junk, Dreamy Youth and The Spring: Sat. Nov. 3 : 7 pm
- Haunted House; Enter after dark every night of the fair – if you dare.
Our Main Attractions – world-class Rides
Rides and Games by Big Rock Entertainment
Our New Giant Wheel is one of the focal points of our midway and gives riders a bird’s eye view of the midway and surrounding area. Each of the gondolas seat 4-6 passengers and stands over 80ft tall. At night, the wheel lights up with thousands of multi color computer controlled LED lights for a spectacular light show that can be seen from miles away.
This super-spectacular attraction will soar riders to new heights of fun! As the swings begin to rotate and increase speed, they ascend to the top of the tower. At over 100 feet tall, the Air Flyer towers over the midway and is one of the tallest rides of it’s kind to travel in the U.S.
The Extreme has 16 seats on a big pendulum that swings back and forth. The pendulum has an enormous amplitude and can swing up to the range of 130 degrees on each side. In addition, the seats rotate around the pendulum axis. G-force can reach 1.5 do 2.5G. At night, the Extreme comes alive with an LED lightshow, strobelights and high energy music.
The Fire Ball is a high speed looping roller coaster that takes riders 60ft in the air! Riders are seated in open air cars and secured with a over-the-shoulder safety harness and seat belt.
The Himalaya is an exciting thrill ride that spins at 11.5 RPM for exciting big-ride action at a speed which thrills everyone. At night the Himalaya comes alive with over 5,000 LED lights, smoke, strobe lights and high powered music.
The Scooter, commonly referred to as the Bumper Cars or Dodgem, is a family favorite on the Big Rock Midway. Drivers are able to ride around an arena and crash into their friends without any damage or driving tickets!
A classic thrill ride for the extreme thrillseekers! This ride flips, rocks and rolls riders through the sky!
The Sizzler is a classic thrill ride that features three spindles with four vehicles on each. As the center of the ride begins to spin, the spindles also rotate giving riders a sizzling experience!
The Sky Wheel is a super spectacular ride that is rarely seen on carnival midways in present day. The Sky Wheel features two ferris wheels attached to opposite ends of a large boom that rotates in the air. Many traveling carnivals no longer operate a Sky Wheel due to transportation and maintenance costs. Big Rock Amusements is proud to present the ONLY ride of it’s kind to feature a state of the art LED lightshow in America.
The Tilt-A-Whirl™ is a large segmented undulating spinning platform with 7 vehicles spread over the surface. Each vehicle spins on its own axis and depending on the weight location of each guest every thrilling ride is unique.
Wacky Worm Coaster
Our new Wacky Worm is a family-friendly roller coaster for families and riders or all ages! Exciting enough for the teens but still enjoyable for the less experienced thrill seekers who wish to ride with mom and dad!
This giant swing ride lifts passengers up off the ground, then swings them out over the crowds. All while tilting slightly at full speed to give a thrilling “wave” effect while riding.
The Sea Ray is a spectacular giant swinging ship that swings riders back and forth up to 50′ in the air.
Our Kiddie Rides
Rides and Games by Big Rock Entertainment
Our Grand Carousel is one of the most spectacular and detailed portable carousels in the United States. The Grand Carousel features hand crafted horses and mythical creatures, decorated with jewels and beads. For those who do not wish to climb up on a saddle, there are two chariots for you to ride on as well.
The Bear Affair is a great family ride in which riders can control the spin of their bear using a giant turn table in the middle of the vehicle. Each bear is spacious enough to accommodate a family of 4 with ease.
The Dragon Wagon is arguably one of the most popular kiddie rides on the Big Rock midway. Kids love our friendly dragon themed roller coaster which features dips and hills that are just the right size for the little ones!
Riders ascend upward and are dropped back down in a hopping motion!
Our Fun Slide isn’t an ordinary playground slide. Our slide is over 90′ long and has three lanes so that riders can race to the finish.
The Hero Zone is a large scale, adventure obstacle course. Riders encounter punching bags, a cargo net, an inflatable slide, two suspension bridges, and a large see-through slide as they make their way through the attraction!
The Hillbilly Village is a fun house attraction complete with moving floors, rubber band maze, surprises, trick mirrors, and a rotating barrel!
The Ladybugs is a classic kiddie ride for the little ones. The over-sized bugs go round and round while gently moving up and down!
The Mardi Gras is a spectacular two story funhouse complete with a mirror maze, trick mirrors, hidden staircase, and a spiral slide at the finish.
Kids of all ages are sure to love driving their very own 4 X 4 Quad ATV’s as they circle the track and race to the finish line!
Rio Grande Train
This colorful western themed train features cars that can accommodate both adults and children.
The Samba Balloon is a favorite on the Big Rock midway. Riders can control the spin of their gondola using the built in steering wheel creating a totally interactive experience. At night, riders will be dazzled by the ride’s color changing LED lighting.
Calling all junior racers! Junior racers get to drive their own racecar around the oval shaped track. As the car rounds the ends, riders experience a whip like motion! Mom and Dad can ride too!
Blast off into space on these futuristic space copters!
The Wave Runner is a great ride for junior water sport enthusiasts. Our full size wave runners ride along a wavy track to simulate riding a wave runner in your favorite lake. The best part is you don’t even get wet!
FRAN COSMO: Former Lead Singer of Boston: Saturday, Nov. 10: 8 pm: Free concert general admission
CLICK HERE for VIP concert tickets at Eventbrite
Fran Cosmo exploded onto the Rock scene when he took over for Brad Delp as the lead singer for the Legendary group BOSTON in 1992. Fran was featured as the lead vocalist on the “Walk On” Album which sold over a million copies worldwide. Certified Platinum in America and certified Platinum in Canada.
Fran’s Lead vocals was also featured on four of the songs off the “Corporate America” Album and both of BOSTON’S Greatest Hits.The song “Livin For You” in which Fran also sang lead on was the only LIVE BOSTON song ever released on the Greatest Hits Albums.
Before joining Boston Fran was a highly respected lead vocalist and was the lead singer and co-song writer for Both the ORION THE HUNTER and Barry Goudreau Albums. The Song “So You Ran” was a MTV hit and climbed to number #4 on the US billboard Charts. The band then toured with Aerosmith’s “Back in the Saddle” Tour.
The Band also features Anton Cosmo former member of BOSTON. Anton wrote and performed four songs off the “Corporate America” Album and performed as the backing vocalist and guitarist on the 2003-2004 world tours.
Fran Cosmo a Classic Rock Legend, is a MUST SEE in live performance, and is known for his high energy and outstanding vocals that very few can still perform.
Pro Bull Riding: 2000lb Buckin Beasts versus the best cowboys in USA:
Friday, Nov. 2 at 8pm, Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8pm, Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3pm
Urias Family Circus & Globe Of Death Shows:
Every day and night of the fair
Enjoy the Urias Family Circus every day and night of the fair. See the beautiful high-trapeze artists, the incredible feats of strength and balance of the Russian gymnasts and the fun hoola-hoop show. Meet the “Daredevils” of the Urias Family Globe of Death after every show. The Urias Family is proud to be performing in the original Globe that was built by their great-grandfather almost 100 years ago. The daredevil stunts are performed within the confines of a 16 foot diamater Globe.
Original family members and brothers, Erwin and Melvin Urias have been “Globe Riders” since childhood, following in their father, grandfather and great-grandfather’s footsteps. Olga Surnina joined the act in 2008 and became one of the few female riders in the history of the act. Jodie Urias has the extraordinary job of being the daring young lady that graces the center of the Globe as the motorcycle riders zoom all around her!
Wolves Of The World:
Every day and night of the fair
The Wolves Of The World Show is the only traveling wolf pack show in the world. This show demonstrates natural behaviors of wolves of Yellowstone Park, their alertness, pack structure, ability in climbing, jumping and a whole lot more.
The show feature demonstrations of natural animal behavior, wildlife and environmental conservations, the rules of human interaction with wild animals, while demonstrating the old-fashioned value of our ancestors who founded our great country.
The most unique show on the road today, the show presents the mystical enigmatic wolf-a whole pack in fact, performing right before your eyes. The Sandlofer family explains about the history of wolves. They recount the story of how these rescued wolves are raised in captivity and display the traits of the wolf packs, including the alpha male and female and how they interact. The show even features a hero wolf, who saved a young girl from drowning, showing the wolves to be intelligent empathetic animals. Sharon has trained the fiercely independent animals to perform before audiences, a feat rarely accomplished in a touring show. Audience members sometimes drive for hours to see the wolves perform live. This is a show unlike any other. At the conclusion of the show, audience members are invited into the wolves habitat where they actually have the chance to watch the wolves being fed. This is a show your guests will never forget.
Meet The Plant Guy at the fair: He grows on you!
October 26 through November 11: Every day and night of the fair
Hi there! I’m the Plant Guy, an interactive performer, I won’t beat around the bush, I’m the hit of the fair wherever I transplant myself. You will see your friends amazed, laughing, and maybe even a little startled. Don’t be surprised to see them running over to their family and dragging them back to watch their reactions. And everyone will want a picture with Plant Guy, you might say he is big on photo-synthesis!
Enter the Haunted House at the fair…if you dare!
The Haunted House opens at dark every night of the fair.
Alternative Rock Showcase:
Saturday, November 3: 7 pm
Brevard Music School to Showcase Up and Coming Bands at the Space Coast State Fair
As a veteran of the Brevard County music scene, Brock Wollard recognized the need for a performance-based music school for kids and teens in the area.
Seeking to deviate from the traditional format of a single instructor and student, Wollard’s goal was to create a unique environment where students would learn by playing with others.
As a result, The Groove Shack was launched in the fall of 2017 and has since been an incubator for aspiring young musicians on the Space Coast.
On Saturday, November 3, 2018, The Groove Shack will be showcasing several of its bands at the 32nd Annual Space Coast State Fair in Viera.
Local favorite The Spring will also be joining and headlining the lineup.
“We’re very excited about this event,” said Wollard, who is also a drumline instructor at Satellite High and performs with Konglom and national touring artist Beebs. “I’m honored to be working with such a talented group of kids and look forward to showcasing some of the best up and coming bands Brevard has to offer.”
The Groove Shack is designed to take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels and ages.
Once bands are polished and ready to perform, they are booked at some of the most popular venues in the area.
The show at the Space Coast State Fair will begin at 7:00 pm and include the following lineup:
Snails. – an indie-surf-pop-punk quartet and newest group to form under the Groove Shack band program.
Brain Junk – a funk rock band from Satellite Beach that plays originals as well as covers from a wide range of artists including The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Meters and Herbie Hancock.
Dreamy Youth – an indie rock trio featuring Jordan Greaves and siblings Liam and Bella Hanney. Greaves (singer/bass/songwriter) is a former member of Good Luck Audrey and has previously performed at local and national venues across Florida. Bella (guitar) has been playing for over 5 years and has a style largely rooted in blues. Liam (percussion) has made All County Jazz Band Ensemble multiple years in a row and has a passion for many genres of music.
Dreamy Youth is also part of The Groove Shack’s Artist Development Program (ADP), which provides support and management to seasoned bands who are ready to take their act to the next level.
The Spring – members Manny Fawcett (rhythm guitar/vocals), Matthew Rigsby (lead guitar/vocals), Gabriel Ottomanelli (bass) and Levi Tate (percussion) have fused together vastly different styles to create a unique sound that has permeated throughout the local music scene.
Since its founding last year, the band has attracted a loyal following in Central Florida. This past March, The Spring was named winner of the 2018 WFIT Garage Band Contest.
They also recently released a 4 song EP entitled “Ebb and Flow,” which was formed under a year’s worth of passion and creativity.
The Groove Shack’s “Rising Talent Showcase” is included with the $15 fair admission, which also includes unlimited rides and shows.
For more information, visit https://www.grooveshackfl.com
Mike Klee Magic Show: Nov.1 – Nov. 11
Magic Mike will present his interactive Magic Show from the Space Coast Daily stage. Mike has been educating and entertaining audiences of all ages across America with his unique style of magic and comedy.