Greg Tarlin: Giant Interactive Puppet Master
As “The Ostrich Rider”
Greg Tarlin and his friend Oscar the Awesome Ostrich have delighted crowds at fairs and festivals across North America. Oscar interacts with the public, posing for photos, sneaking snacks, stealing kisses and creating smiles and laughs.
“Greg and Kristi were easy to work with, dependable, very professional and provided our fair guests with lifelong memories. The ostrich was a big hit at the North Carolina State Fair! Some even thought from a distance it was real! The act is just that good!!”
James Romer, North Carolina State Fair, 2017
“Who wouldn’t be excited to see a 10 foot tall ostrich roaming around Musikfest? Greg was great to work with, always easygoing, and the Ostrich was loved by all (myself included)!”
Helen Smith, MusikFest 2017, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
As “Giraffe Fun”
Greg Tarlin created Smartie and Skittle the 13′ tall friendly rainbow giraffes in 2018 and then added JellyBean the baby giraffe to the troupe in 2019. This giraffe family along with their trainer, Savannah White, make a huge impact on a fairground. Bending down for noserubs and posing for photos, the giraffes definitely leave an impression.
The Giraffes were such a hit at the Canadian National Exhibition in 2018 that they returned in 2019 and are scheduled again for 2020.
“The Giraffes were the highlight of the 2018 CNE Fair, they brought our visitors spontaneous moments of joy and were a real asset to the entertainment line-up.”
Program Manager, Entertainment
Canadian National Exhibition