SillyFace 2017-08-17T21:50:16+00:00

The One Man Band and Son and 4GCommunity, pledge $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities, for each SillyFace captured in photos posted to this page in 2017.  Subject to guidelines below. The record is 130 SillyFaces, at NC State Fair 2014.

2017 total so far: $855 SillyFaces

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SillyFaces of 2017

Cuyahoga County Fair 17 SillyFace

54 SillyFaces in #11 photo of 2017 at the Cuyahoga County Fair,  Berea, Ohio. Making another $54 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Auglaize County Fair 17 SillyFace

55 SillyFaces in #10 photo of 2017 at the Auglaize County Fair, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Thanks to The Marvelous Mutts for participating. This makes another $55 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Video of taking this pic coming in the next month.

Gage County Fair 17 SillyFace

46 SillyFaces in #9 Photo of 17 at the Gage County Fair, Nebraska. This makes another $46 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Great Jones Fair 17 SillyFace

74 SillyFaces in #8 Photo of 17 at the Great Jones County Fair, Iowa. Thanks to Shay Stephen (Fair Queen) for adding to our pic and Jimmy of Sea Lion Splash for matching the $1 per sillyface to make this donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, $148.

Madison County Fair 17 SillyFace

$122 SillyFaces in #7 SillyFace Photo of 17 at Madison County Fair in Virginia. Thanks to Amanda for helping organize these young 4H kids after they exhibited their animals.

July 4th Big Butler Fair SillyFace

$98 SillyFaces in #6 SillyFace Photo of 17 at The Big Butler Fair in Pennsylvania. Thanks to Madeline McEachin, the 2017 Pennsylvania State Fair Queen; Shirlann Harmon, the  2017 Butler Fair Queen and their court for helping round up some SillyFaces!

Tomah Tractor Pull 17 Exhibit Hall SillyFace

$30 SillyFaces in #5 SillyFace Photo of 17. A strong chance of rain reduced the number of people available in the pit area photo we planned with the lift. When it started raining during our next show, we ran into the exhibit hall and so did everyone else. We continued our show and got another SillyFace Photo.

Tomah Tractor Pull 17 Pit Area SillyFace

$36 SillyFaces in the 4th SillyFace of 17. Check back for updated post with a link to vlog of Nick raising our photographer, my wife up on a HUGE lift to get this photo.

Jest Fest 17 SillyFace

$95 Silly Faces in the 1st SillyFacePhoto of 2017 at Jest Fest in Gainesville, FL. Special thanks to Ronald and other entertainers who participated.

1st SillyFace of 2017

$1 for the 1st SillyFace of 2017. My 10-year-old daughter drew this emoticon for our logo.


  • For every event The One Man Band & Son perform at, from April to December 2017, we will attempt to capture at least one Group SillyFacePhoto.

  • The One Man Band & Son have to be in pictures for SillyFaces to count.

  • Pictures will be taken near the end of a show or other opportune time.

  • Group SillyFacePhotos will be posted to this page with SillyFaces counted and a year to date donation total.

  • Final say of whether a face expression is silly or not will be judged by Marc’s 10-year-old daughter.

The SillyFace Story

In 2012, I was trying to capture fun photos of shows for promotional purposes. People can look blank watching a show, so I asked crowds to put up hands. At the 2012 North Carolina State Fair, a lady held up her baby (photo to right) which sparked an idea.

In 2013, I challenged audiences into silliness for photos which eventually turned into “silly face photos” because it was the easiest thing to dare the most people into.

By the end of 2013, for fun, I got a pile of photos including a 62 silly face photo (to right) at the NC State Fair with help from Wacky Wheeler, Steve Trash, Fair Staff, and vendors.

In 2014, to up the game, I decided to do a SillyFace Fundraiser and give back to RMHC. We stayed there while Cavin, at 6-years-old, had open heart surgery. The hearts which hugged us while staying at a Ronald McDonald House astounded me. $1,203 SillyFaces were captured in 2014, view photos here.

A great part was the awesome thank you package I received, pictured below.