The Strong Man
The Kansas State Fair will have its own version of Superman.
Strongman John Beatty can bend steel, flip over cars and pull one-ton pickups. Beatty can also turn a horseshoe into a heart, lift 10 kids in the air at once and drive a nail with his hand. Beatty has performed at world strongman competitions, and his impressive skills helped him make it to the quarterfinals on Season 5 of America’s Got Talent. When he’s not performing at the Fair, he is a registered nurse in Illinois.
Location: Grandstand Avenue/Fort Riley Boulevard intersection (by the fountain).