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Incredible starts with hiring the right talent.


See what makes Winking Derby a unique and inspiring choice for your event

One of a kind craftsmanship

We hire professional entertainers that are seasoned veterans of their craft. We constantly challenge the boundaries of what can be done with a balloon magic and more. Nowhere else will you encounter entertainers of such caliber.

A unqiue sense of wonderment

Children, parents and jaded business men alike – we guarantee to leave your audience speechless. Magic up close and balloon art brings back childhood memories; Winking Derby offers something truly special to your guests.

Thoughtful determination

It’s not enough to be creative and artistic; our corporate entertainers get the job done. We understand that you want the best when you hire quality performers, and Winking Derby delivers on time and exceeds expectations.

Trade Show Booth Entertainment Ideas

Winking Derby offers our amazing Info-tainment to all Trade Show entertainment venues.  Our event consultants and professional entertainers work closely with you to compliment your marketing message and present it to captive audience, bringing traffic to your trade show booth.

When you hire entertainers through Winking Derby, we increase your product or trade booth’s visibility, generating more leads in a competitive trade show environment.  Winking Derby is a cost effective lead generation tool that utilizes specialized knowledge in group dynamics to guide attendees to your booth and into your marketing funnel with balloon magic, trade show entertainment,  and more.

Winking Derby offers corporate comedians, humorous speakers, balloon artists, magicians and more for your convention entertainment or trade show needs. Winking Derby can also provide seasoned professional photographers to capture some of Florida’s most unique trade show entertainment acts!

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Winking Derby Trade Show Entertainment
Mark Byrne of WInking Derby performs at Tampa's Simeon Rice premier of Unsullied
Mark Byrne of Winking Derby at a Pop Promotion Event
Trade Shows

Increase Restaurant Family Visits

Winking Derby offers strolling magic and balloon entertainment to local restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. We’ve worked with a number of restaurants including Chilli’s, Outback Steakhouse, Lucky Dill Deli and Woody’s Waterfront.

During a triple cross promotion, Lucky Dill was able to increase their daily gross by adding just one of our Balloon Artist entertainers on weekend mornings. Not only did Lucky Dill see an increase in the number of families visiting the restaurant during weekend brunch, but the saw an increase in repeat customers during the week as families rushed to see our artist and receive complimentary balloon hats!

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Personal Interaction

Our entertainers meet and greet families and offer complimentary table side shows and balloon hats. While visiting the tables, the artist informs them about weekend specials and weekly deals and invites the family to return to the restaurant.


90% of people are more likely to come back if personally invited rather than reading advertisement.

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Balloon Decors

Stunning Balloon Arches and Balloon Decor

Westfield Brandon Mall commissioned Winking Derby for their VIPink Weekend fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Winking Derby provided a number of themed balloon arches and balloon decorations for their fundraiser event. Our consultation came up with a fun yet classy way to display the balloon arches and get the attention of mall customers. Using high quality pink with white polka dots and black balloons, Winking Derby sculpted several nearly twenty foot long balloon arches and numerous balloon columns for the fundraiser. Afterwards it was reported that the Westfield Mall out performed any other comparable VIPink Weekend fundraiser in the country.

Dress your event up for Success! Contact Winking Derby today for a free consultation. Our master balloon artists will work with you to create theme balloon decorations that will exceed your expectations and delight your guests! Check out our balloon decoration and balloon arch gallery to see examples of previous trade shows, conferences and fundraisers that Winking Derby has classed up!

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Inflated Marketing Techniques!

Our balloon entertainment and magic will increase interest in your product and subsequently increase your brand recognition in your audience. Make your trade show was the talk of the show. Winking Derby entertainment consultants deliver outstanding entertainment that will help you convert conventioneers into customers.

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Mark Byrne Winking Derby Professional Entertainer
  • During the reception period, Mark was busy entertaining guests in the lobby area, providing humor, sleight of hand magic. After the banquet began, Mark was the emcee, between speeches and events, providing a lighthearted connection between speakers and our awards for performances. His demeanor was one of professionalism and decorum, with a few lighthearted stories but, never banal.
    Paul WieloszynskiPresident, AFE
  • Overall, we very pleased with what Mark Byrne did for the banquet, keeping it lively, entertaining and pleasing to the audience. (And to the Banquet Committee as well). Bottom Line: Would we hire him again? "You bet" He provided excellence performance and excellence value.
    Bob YunkPresident, IEEE
  • Thank you for that truly amazing performance. Your humor, illusions and interactive approach was state of the art entertainment! You are a truly an exceptional performer that captivates the audience. Many people approached me after the luncheon to ask for your card
    Florence FiorilloTarpon Springs, FL
  • Outstanding entertainment at the Security Assistance Conference at the Wyndham Harbour Island Hotel.  Your talented performance was key to the overall success of the conference by providing a professional and enjoyable evening.
    Certificate of Appreciation United States Central CommandGeneral Norman Schwartzkopf
  • Thanks for your help on such short notice and I (& the team) look forward to seeing you again.
    Liz-Beth L. LauckTampa Bay Devil Rays
  • On behalf of the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation, "THANKS FOR EVERYTHING". The presentation is beautiful and we couldn't have done it without you!
    Bruce DworskyAssociate Producer