The “Biggest Big Top on Earth” will come to Palestine for two shows on Thursday, March 19.
The Carson & Barnes Circus will present two shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Palestine Mall parking lot, located at 2000 S. Loop 256. This show is sponsored by the City of Palestine Parks & Recreation Department.
Carson & Barnes is entering its 78th year in operation, touring continuously throughout the United States with its 2014 motto “This is the Real Circus.”
The new 2014 edition of the Carson & Barnes Circus is packed with acts from more than 10 different countries and more than 50 animal stars from all five continents. The show will include elephants, a menagerie of camels, a pygmy hippopotamus, climbing goats, llamas, alpacas, horses, ponies and dogs, as well as reportedly the smallest elephant in the world.
The circus also will include human performers such as The Cavallini Family trapeze flyers from Las Vegas, The Dominguez motorcycle globe of death from Colombia, acrobats from Mexico, a pair of clowns, Yecory and Marquino, aerial artists and show girls from the U.S., Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Canada.
Tickets may be purchased at the Circus Box Office on Circus Day, in advance online, or at local ticket outlets (where available). As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no information about advance discounted tickets in Palestine, but a limited number of free children's tickets may be available from local retailers while they last.
Lap children under the age of 2 are free in all sections. Adult tickets will start at $12.
For general information or to find where to get tickets in advance locally at a 25 percent discount call 580-743-7292 or get them directly on line at www.bigtopshow.com, where you can also find more information about the show and touring information.
Shows also are planned in Crockett on Thursday, March 20.
Crockett showtimes are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Crockett Civic Center. Discount tickets of $6 for children and $12 for adults are available at Citizens Bank, Sherwin-Williams, First Community Bank and Crockett Bank, all of Crockett.
The Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce has special “buy one adult, get one child free” tickets at the chamber office. Tickets also will be available at the gate at an increased price.
For more information about the Crockett shows, call the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce at 936-544-2359 or visit their website at www.crockettareachamber.org.