See a real circus under a big top! Traditional one-ring circus owned and produced by John Ringling North II, great nephew of the famous Ringling brothers. Two-hour performance includes aerial acrobatics, juggling, fire breathing, rope spinning, comedic clowns, elephants, camels, and a variety of other animals. Circus midway offers elephant, camel, and pony rides and opens one hour before show time.
FREE: On circus morning, everyone is invited to watch the animals being unloaded and fed and at 9 am witness the raising of the giant big top.
SPECIAL HISTORICAL EVENT: At the 4:30pm show, John Ringling North II will receive the key to the city from Jefferson Township Mayor Russell W. Felter. Jefferson Township was home to Alfred T. Ringling, one of the seven famous Ringling brothers, and his original 1916 mansion still stands to this day and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Shows at 4:30pm & 7:30pm
Advance tickets: $12, $6 child. Under age 2: Free
Jefferson-Sparta Rotary Club
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