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World's Biggest Big Top Circus Is Coming!
Magnificent Asian Elephants To Show Off
Get Ready For The World's Biggest Big
for every performance and instant coupon
savings are available online at BigTopShow.
This is the Big One! The Carson & Barnes
Circus, The World's Biggest Big Top, with
General Admission tickets are unreserved.
two hours of fun, excitement and pageant-
First come, first seated. Reserved Seats have
bleacher seats with backs. Box Seats are
ry for children of all ages, and it is coming
to Southwestern Colorado this month!
closest to the center ring and have folding
chairs. Child tickets are for children ages 2
See elephants, horses, ponies and dogs
perform amazing tricks in the center ring.
to 11. Lap children under the age of 2 are
Be amazed and thrilled by the High-Wire
free in all sections.
Motorcycle and the Death-Defying Dual
The Carson & Barnes Circus will be per-
Wheel of Destiny! This is the circus you re-
forming in May at these area locations:
- Pagosa Springs - Wednesday, May 9, 4:30p
member from your childhood. Every seat
is just feet from the action! Come early, the
and 7:30p, Hot Springs Blvd & Spring St.
Sponsor: Town of Pagosa Springs.
Midway opens one hour before showtime with a Free Petting Zoo, plus
- Ignacio - Thursday, May 10, 4:30p and 7:30p, Sky Ute Fairgrounds, 200
Elephant and Camel rides.
E Hwy 151
Carson & Barnes Circus the Biggest of the Big Top shows brings its all-
- Monticello, UT - Friday, May 11, 4:30p and 7:30p, San Juan County Fair-
new show for 2012 to over 200 towns in eight states from March through
grounds, E Highway 491. Sponsor: Monticello Chamber of Commerce.
October this year.
- Grand Junction - Saturday, May 12, 2:00p and 7:00p; Sunday, May 13,
Celebrating its 76th year the Carson & Barnes Circus has been traveling
1:30p and 4:30p, Rimrock Adventures Rodeo Arena, 927 Colorado 340.
the nation since 1937. While the show has changed over the decades, the
Sponsor: Rimrock Adventures.
traditional big top tent traveling circus gives a solid 2-hour show, some-
For four generations the Carson & Barnes Circus family has toured North
times as many three times a day, 7 days a week. This season features
America with our most traditional of American Big Top Circuses.
high-wire daredevils, high-IQ dogs and ponies, acrobats, spectacular
Barbara Miller Byrd and Geary Byrd own and manage Carson & Barnes
pageantry, and dozens of clowns including "Alex the Clown" and his
Circus on a day to day basis. Their daughters, Kristin Byrd Parra and her
anti-gravity antics. The grand finale is a colorful high-energy musical
husband, Gustavo; Traci Byrd Cavallini and her husband Julio, fill vari-
salute to America with more than 100 flags in the procession.
ous managerial functions as the family's continuing legacy of ownership.
Of course, the true star of the show has to be the magnificent Asian el-
Carson & Barnes brings first class family entertainment to all parts of
ephants. For many years Carson & Barnes has operated one of the most
America, small towns to big cities, urban America and Native America,
successful breeding programs for the endangered Asian elephant at a
border to border and coast to coast. Each year they search for the best
massive facility in southeastern Oklahoma at Hugo. D.R. and Isla Miller,
acts from around the globe and they present them along with their world
founders of Carson & Barnes, dedicated much of their lives to preserv-
ing the vanishing Asian elephant breed. Now, their daughter and circus
famous animal acts, to produce the World's Biggest Big Top show.
When the Circus comes to your town make every effort to see it. The
owner Barbara Miller-Byrd continues the tradition.
American tradition of traveling big top circuses is disappearing and it
Tickets may be purchased at the gate on Circus Day, or in advance on-
is difficult to foresee the future for large traveling shows. A live circus
line or at local ticket outlets. Affordable prices range from $16 Adult, $8
performance with its rich history, thrilling feats, color and excitement is a
Child at the gate on the day of the performance to as little as $10 Adult,
$6 Child when purchased in advance using a discount coupon. Tickets
one-of-a-kind experience. For info visit www.carsonbarnescircus.com
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