Greg Tarlin and Kristi Heath


Stilts & Strolling





Stilt Characters

Other strolling entertainment

Safari Sam and Oscar the Awesome Ostrich

Oscar the Awesome Ostrich is a strolling character who appears at fairs, festivals, and special events. He interacts with the public: collecting pats on the head, posing for photos, sneaking kisses and snacks. You can see him in action in the video below.
Safari Sam and Oscar the Awesome Ostrich have appeared at North Carolina State Fair (twice), South Carolina State Fair (twice), Virginia State Fair, Alaska State Fair, Delaware State Fair, Tennessee State Fair, The Canadian National Exhibition, Bloomsburg Fair (PA), Miami-Dade County Fair (FL), Clay County Fair (FL), Douglas County Fair (CO), Heart of Illinois Fair, Mother Lode Fair (CA), Lincoln County Fair (WY), Wyoming’s Big Show, Erie County Fair (NY), Poteet Strawberry Festival (TX), Elkhart County Fair (IN), Jackson County Fair (MI), Musikfest (PA), The Surrey Children's Festival, Saskatoon Children’s Festival, Winnipeg Children’s Festival, and dozens of other fairs, festivals, and special events.
In September 2021, TikTok user @skylarinva posted the video below (from the Virginia State Fair) which got 2.8 million views!
The 10 second video below was taken at Oro World's Fair in September 2019 and posted to TikTok by user @amberdanby. It went viral and ended up getting 30 Million views!