Magical Minnesota

One magician's life in Minnesota Learn more at:<br>Reading Motivation Magic Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its a school assembly that encourages reading. <br><br><strong>  "Not only did your magic keep the student’s attention for 45 minutes, but your program reinforced the importance and fun of reading.”</strong><br> – <strong>Steven A. Wermund, Principal – G.D. Jones School, Wausau, WI</strong>

Amazing Science School Assembly Show in Minneapolis

The Amazing Science program gets students excited about discovering more about Science. This is a very interactive school assembly that encourages a desire to learn more about science. It is a motivational talk that helps students understand all the possibilities for careers in science. This unique presentation has toured across Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is entertaining and educational.

Professor Norman and the Amazing Science program for schools talking about Marine Biology to the students.
Amazing Science program with Professor Norman brings cool stunts and demonstrations to encourage students to get excited about Science. this program has appeared across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“The program was fast moving, educational and entertaining. We encourage other libraries and schools to have Amazing Science brought to your kids too. They will go away feeling happy and smarter. Thanks Norm for making science and learning fun.”

Nancy Vaillancourt – Branch Manager – Blooming Prarie Public Library. Summer of 2022 (Norm has appeared here 12 years).
The Science school assembly at a St. Paul School with a hundred students enjoying the demonstrations.
The Amazing Science show at a school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Students k-6 get engaged by this unique school assembly show that is based in St. Paul, MN.
The Science teacher and a student are doing a science demonstration of how chemical reactions work. This science school assembly show in MN is fun.
It’s fun and interactive Science Stunts that delight all ages.

“Professor Norm’s Science Show was AMAZING! We had so much fun learning about chemical reactions!”

– Deb, Teacher Primrose Academy – Minnetonka, MN
(The Amaqzing Science Program has Appeared here 4 times)

The Amazing Science School Assembly Program brings wonder-filled demonstrations that will excite your students about Science. It is a fun, Entertaining and Educational presentation that captures their attention and encourages the students to see all the possibilities of careers in science.

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Minnesota Entertainment at the 2022 Scott County Fair

Jordan, Minnesota is the home to the Scott County Fair. It is a wonderful 5 days in July that will thrill your family with a wide variety of activities and attractions. This year the fair runs July 27-31. Bring the family to see the stunt juggler from Kansas City and Mr. Norm the comedy magician from Minnesota.
Crazy Stunt Juggler at the Scott County Fair!

Your family and friends will have a blast at the Scot County fair this summer. There will be many awesome bands from Rock to Country and even some Polka!

Crazy stunts with Kansas City Juggler at the Scott County Fair!
Comedy Magician at the Scott County Fair July 27-30
Awesome Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Scott County Fair in 2022
Enjoy the wonderful tunes of Slamabama at the Scott County Fair.
Your family will enjoy see the variety of animals at the Scott County Fair.
Dazzling juggling and crazy stunts with the Scott County Fair Juggler
Enjoy the Classic Car Show at the Scott County Fair.

Minnesota Magic show for county fairs.
Enjoy Comedy and Magic at this summer’s Scott County Fair.

County Fair Magician in Minnesota

Magic and fun for county fairs – It s Farmer Norm.

Comedy Magic and Fun with Farmer Norm’s magic show for county fairs in Minnesota.

Its magic and fun for everyone when Farmer Norm brings his silly tricks and fun to audiences at county fairs. With over 30 years of experience as a comedy magician this show amazes all ages with unique magic tricks using items found around the farm such as milk, eggs, corm and fun props. It’s a salute to agriculture presented through comedy magic.

“We had Norm entertain and we were extremely pleased. His personality and talents delighted our Kid’s Day Grandstand I would heartily recommend him.”

– Todd Hale, Manager of Entertainment – Steele County Fair, Owatonna, MN

Mr Norm says, “I enjoyed entertaining at this fair 10 times over the past 20 years. The grandstand show was especially fun. 400-500 people would turn out for this program. Families and even grandparents came to the programs. We also did shows on the grounds on the smaller stages throughout the week of the fair. I love to see the smiles and hear the laughter.”

Its Magic at the Stevens County Fair in Morris, MN. That comedy magician Mr. Norm brings Comedy and fun and even a snowman in the summer!
 This is a fun magic show for county fairs that promotes agriculture.
The Magical appearing popcorn trick brings laughs and fun to the fair. This is a fun magic show for county fairs that promotes agriculture. Each trick encourages kids to see how agriculture impacts their lives. in a positive way.

“Norm’s Magic is terrific. Fast moving & entertaining.” Andy – Assistant Director – Racine County Fair Racine, WI

Minnesota County Fair Magician entertains and brings fun farm facts to fairs every summer.

Mr. Norm’s Comedy and Fun Salute to Agriculture at County Fairs

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Having some fun with the MN Vikings

Today was a very fun outreach at the U of M Children’s Hospital. The MN Vikings mascot Victor as well as several players come to greet the children. I was enjoying bringing some magic to the children too. I enjoy seeing their smiling faces and hope this brightens their day a bit.

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Minnesota Vikings and Magic Norm at a benefit show.




These big guys like magic tricks too!


I fouind this post today and it was some how in the draft area so – Well we will publish it now…

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Library Magician in Minnesota


It is fun to bring Magic shows to the children at the Summer Reading Programs.  We already have 8 libraries booked for this coming summer tour.  the theme is Super Heroes … And I thought I would bring a program that talks about how kids can learn about being a hero at the library but also develop their skills and interests so they can be a hero too.  Maybe they will be a scientist or Nurse or fire fighter. You can learn about that at your library.

Here are some nice comments from librarians about last year’s library programs.

“Norm the Reading Magician put on back-to-back shows at the Plymouth Library with an audience of more than 200! He had kids roaring with laughter and excitement, and a bunch o’ parents and grandparents told me how much they enjoyed the show, too. I loved how he had so many kids from the audience come up to be part of the show — an experience they aren’t likely to forget! Norm was very professional to boot. I highly recommend him, especially for public library performances, though you’d better have an enclosed performance space, because the lively performance and wonderful audience response got pretty loud! — Linnea Fonnest, Youth Services Librarian, Plymouth Library, Plymouth, Minnesota

“Magic Norm was a huge hit here in Hastings this morning! He performed at Pleasant Hill Library for about 80 kids and theirs parents and he had everyone laughing and participating. And he promoted reading with every trick so that by the end of his performance the kids were not surprised to see a library card magically appear!” Gladys Kim Head Librarian – Pleasant Hills Library Hastings, MN

Magic with the motivational message about reading brings fun to Schools and Libraries in MN and WI.

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Busy Magical Weekend

Holiday shows can keep a magician running this time of year.  There are many fun magicians in MN and they bring laughter to special events and Company Parties. I enjoy hearing the laughter.

Yesterday (Sunday) I had four programs in St. Paul for Teen aged groups (FUN!) and on Saturday I once again entertained the families at Toro.

Then I jetted off to the Airport for my 6th year doing the Pilors for Kids program at Delta.  That is a fun show. Goldie the U of MN Gopher came up and helped to a trick in the show. And the Viking’s Victor sat right next to the show and helped with many tricks.

It is fun to hear the laughter and I am glad that so many groups invite me back year after year.


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Maybe I can bring some comedy and magic to your next event in MN. Family Holiday Parties are fun with Magic entertainment.

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Minnesota Magician at Veterans Event in Sauk Rapids

The Nest Fest is an event that has the goal to raise funds for their programs that serve many Veterans in Minnesota.

I enjoyed bringing magic and comedy to the veterans and the families who attended this event. Learn more about Next Fest at:

Nest Fest featured Magician Norm Barnhart - Many children helped make the magic happen. She is about to make the vanishing trick happen.

The audience of over 400 people enjoyed the magic at Nest Fest featured Magician Norm Barnhart – Many children helped make the magic happen. This is a snap shot of the act and she is about to make the amazing vanishing trick happen.

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Magic adds fun to special events.

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Minnesota Magician and Author at Rogers Library


Rogers Library Children’s Librarian Abike and Mr. Norm with a few of his books that can be found at the library.

It was fun to bring the comedy and magic show to the families in Roger’s, MN.  This Hennepin County Library has had the magic show by Mr. Norm at least 6 times over the past 20 years. I enjoy hearing the laughter. It is exciting to get kids motivated to read.

                                “Norm did a wonderful job presenting at our library.

                                His program was informative, interactive, engaging and entertaining.

                                Our patrons really enjoyed his show and gave us positive comments.

                                We can’t wait to have you back for another visit.                         

                Thank you once again Norm for coming and presenting at the Rogers  Library.”                                                           – Abike Eyo – Children’s Librarian


My goal is to promote reading and get kids excited about going to the library. This has been my purpose for nearly 30 years as I have crossed the country bringing the motivational magic show to students in schools and families at libraries.

I have presented programs and thousands of schools in all 50 states. 

It is fun to see my best selling books at the libraries too.

Have fun reading this summer.

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Minnesota Magician – Magical Mia at Roseville Library


Magic show at Roseville Library

The Amazing Minnesota Magician, Magical Mia recently performed at the Roseville Library to a crowd of around 225 kids and parents. Their response to the show was wonderful. The children oohed and applauded all through the magic show.

The librarian wrote a note of recommendation for this Amazing Magic Show in Roseville, MN…

“You could tell the children were really engaged and enjoyed the show.” Alison – Roseville Library.


Minnesota Magician brings her amazing show to the Roseville Library. The kids really enjoyed the wonderful tricks of Magical Mia.


Magic Show in Twin Cities at the Roseville Library. Also seen this summer by two audiences at the Chaska Library and coming soon to Oxboro Library in Bloomington.

Magical Mia’s tricks are amazing and colorful. She entertained the audience with vanishing candles and a disappearing Ming style vase. She magically made light appear at her fingertips and also made a lot of individual pearls become a long string of pearls in a flash. It was perplexing and yet very lovely. Many came up after the show to express their delight in the magic of Mia.

To learn more about Magic Mia’s wonderful show check her website.

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Making Magic in MN

WOW, it is a very busy summer with lots of magic shows at libraries and festivals.

Last week had 5 libraries and also a very fun group of 240 kids and teachers at a summer school program in Chatfield, MN.
The director was so kind to write this note about the magic show.

“Norm visited our school age child care program and our kids loved it! Lots of fun! thanks Norm!” Sue T. Director Valleyland Kids.

She likes exclamation points! Cool, and it was fun for me to hear the laughter and the oohs and ahhs from the assembled bunch.

The children really like to get involved and help with the magic tricks and this makes it fun for me to see how each youngster engages themself with the various tricks. They will often say the funniest things on stage and it is always a new show for me.

Enjoy the summer!



My wife taking a picture of the Cascade River near Lake Superior.


This was a fascinating picture I took. Fog over lake Superior and dark rain clouds coming over the lake from behind me… the sky opened and behind was this lovely view of clouds and blue skies in the distant Eastern sky.


Up North at Cabin for a week near Grand Marais, MN. I came back to do some 4th of July magic shows.


I just returned from my 4th or 5th year at a Independence Day Celebration in Chaska, MN. This year the magic show featured the Flag trick where I talk about the various colors of the flag and what they stand for … A young lady makes them each disappear with a flash of the magic wand and then they magically assemble in a newspaper to become the U.S. Flag. I then encourage the kids to read more at their local library about history.

Several people came up to ask if I could be at their library soon. I was not sure, but they said they say Mr. Norm in the Newspaper, so when I check – indeed Chaska Library two shows on Wednesday of this coming week after the 4th. This will be my 10-12 the appearance at this wonderful library over the past 30 years. Usually the second show is a bit less crowded. Please call the Chaska library for details.

Most of my work is repeat and word of mouth and I guess people enjoy the tricks and the comedy magic show.

Enjoy your summer indeed.

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