Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Big Sam

Didn’t St. Paul make tents? How much more . . .

Big Sam the Stilt-walker

308 High Street
Wilmington, OH 45177


I wanted to notify you of my stilt-walking and balloon (sculpting) services.

Over the years, I have been contracted by various businesses to entertain: special openings, promotions, festivals, parades, D. C. mall events, Kennedy Center, even dancing in a musical! My stilt-walking performances began at the largest Mexican restaurant in the world, Casa Bonita in Denver in 1975.  My smallest regular job was a group of about fifty campers at the KOA camp in Gambrills, Maryland.  Annually for nine years I performed there on the eve of the Fourth of July blowing balloons and leading a few patriotic songs.

I am now relocated in Wilmington, Ohio, where I have walked in parades, fairs, and fundraisers, establishments like the Great Wolf Lodge and annual events: Buddy Walk of Dayton (MVDSA).  I would love to “walk” for you. Rates depend upon travel distance and length of performance.  But, to give you and idea, if I travel within 45 minutes from Wilmington, walk among the crowd, shaking hands, holding children for pictures, and blowing up and fashioning balloons, rates are:

$ 125 . . . . . . . . 1st   hour

$ 100 . . . . . . . . 2nd  hour

$   70 . . . . . . . . 3rd   hour

$   50 . . . . . . . . 4th   and each add. hour

One of the thrills of young and old is photographing people.  Some will stand next to Big Sam; some little children he hoists high for a great picture!

He stands as tall as Goliath (9 ½ feet) but is much more amiable.

Please give a call if you would like to talk further.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Big Sam