Festival & Fair Entertainment

2016 Merlin Award Winner:
Fair/Festival Entertainer of the Year

Since 2009, Extreme Illusions & Escapes has provided outstanding fair entertainment to audiences across the country.

Josh Knotts & Lea pride themselves on their 99% re-booking rate and on performing new illusions and escapes year after year!  They have set the bar for all-ages entertainment at fairs, festivals & amusement parks with their high energy performance of spectacular, grand illusions & thrilling, edge-your-seat escapes.

Extreme Illusions & Escapes exceeds all expectations and leaves the audience with a memorable & extraordinary experience that will be the highlight of your event!

Fair Entertainment, Illusion Show, Fair Show

Josh in the process of cutting Lea into nine pieces at the Montgomery County Fair!


  • A HUGE Family Friendly, Las Vegas Style Show
  • Amazing, large scale, MEGA illusions
  • Entertaining & Exciting Escapes
  • Priceless Moments with Audience Participants
  • Professional Sound System, Lighting & Backdrops  (Making any space into a theatre!)

But don’t take our word for it….

“This is a show you would pay big money to see in Vegas!  Guaranteed that you will want to book them over and over again for years to come!”   -Kate Sharpe, Cabarrus County Fair

“The biggest crowds we have ever had!”   -Milton Ingram, Wayne Regional Fair

“Every performance was jam packed!  A true testament to the quality show that they produce.  Josh & Lea gave us more bang for our buck than any other performers we’ve ever had!”   -Rachel Befort, Larimer Fair & Rodeo

“Wow! You guys are the best of the best!  Your act was one of the finest that has EVER performed at the fair!  Thanks for entertaining our fair-goers, leaving them amazed and coming back through the gates everyday during fair week to see you perform AGAIN!  Thanks for making everyone feel special.  When your schedule permits, we will absolutely have you back!”  -Steve Mains, Hickory American Legion Fair


National Peanut Festival, AL  •  Larimer County Fair & Rodeo, CO  •  Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, FL  •  Anne Arundel County Fair, MD  •  Montgomery County Fair, MD  •  Prince Georges County Fair, MD  •  Spencer Fair, MA  •  Mississippi Coast Coliseum Summer Fair, MS  •  Madison County Fair & Rodeo, NE  •  Canobie Lake Park, NH  •  Chautauqua County Fair, NY  •  Columbia County Fair, NY  •  Hollywood Happening, NY  •  Orleans County 4-H Fair, NY  •  Washington County Fair, NY  •  Cabarrus County Fair, NC  •  Cape Fear Fair & Expo, NC  •  Cleveland County Fair, NC  •  Hickory American Legion Fair, NC  •  Iredell County Fair, NC  •  Mountain State Fair, NC  •  Wayne Regional Fair, NC  •  Allen County Fair, OH  •  Attica Independent Fair, OH  •  Shelby County Fair, OH  •  Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, PA  •  Big Butler Fair, PA  •  Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival, PA  •  South Carolina State Fair, SC  •  Western Carolina State Fair, SC  •  Augusta County Fair, VA  •  Fauquier County Fair, VA  •  Prince William County Fair, VA  •  Rockingham County Fair, VA  •  Arts on the River, WV  •  Marshall County Fair, WV  •  Mountaineer Balloon Festival, WV  •  Reedsville 4th of July Celebration, WV  •  Salem Apple Butter Festival, WV  •  Strawberry Festival, WV  •  Symphony Sunday, WV  •  Three Rivers Festival, WV