Carson & Barnes Circus raises big top on Thursday

Rockdale Rotary Club will host the all new 73rd edition of the Carson & Barnes Circus, bringing almost 100 performers and animals to Rockdale Fair Park on Thursday, Nov. 5 with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Carson & Barnes Circus travels with its city-block long tent to some 200 towns and

cities each 10-month season. Emphasis this year is on a new concept in circus presentation, which blends over eight decades of circus tradition and family ownership with exciting new acts and up-close audience viewing.

When Carson & Barnes sets up circus morning, it is circus history and magic, transforming the fair grounds into "Circus City USA."

The general public is invited (free) and early birds on Thursday, Nov. 5 can watch as the first units of the caravan begin arriving about an hour after dawn.

Over two dozen types of exotic and domestic animals, featuring a large traveling zoo, are unloaded, fed and watered and made available for viewing.

Adding to the excitement, is the final and most popular experience of all, as humans, elephants and technology work side-by-side to erect America's most spectacular and largest circus Big Top.

Rockdale Rotary Club will sponsor event. Rockdale Rotary Club will sponsor event. Acts consist of aerial trapeze, high wire, motorcycle acrobatic teams, jugglers and clowns, along with performing elephants, camels, dogs and horses, and much more.


Advance general admission 2-for-1 coupons for either children or adults, are available at the Chamber and local banks. These coupons are redeemable at the box office where two adult tickets are $18 and two children's (ages 2-11) are $8.

Rockdale Rotary Club is offering, for advance sale only, a limited number of exclusive Family Tickets at $25. These tickets will admit up to three children and two adults for general admission seating.

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