The annual Showmen’s Charity Circus is Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Showmen’s Event Center at 6915 Riverview Drive in Gibsonton, with three big shows under the big top at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Showmen’s Club (above), or at The Observer News office and M&M Printing, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W., Ruskin (cash only). Proceeds from the circus, as always, will go to local charities. Adult tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on show day. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Pick up a free child’s ticket at one of the locations above or cut out the one below on this page. Limit two free tickets for each paid adult.
This is a traditional American circus under the big top with acts from around the globe accompanied by a live circus band.
Some acts performing were featured on the television show America’s Got Talent. Back by popular demand will be Captain Wayne Frazen and his performing elephants. You will be amazed as these ponderous pachyderms entertain you. Be amazed by the performing black stallions, dromedary camels, trained canines and the aerial artistry of Suzy Bidell. Watch jugglers, contortionists, clowns and much more.
The circus midway opens one hour before show time with food, pony and elephant rides, bounce houses and more.
The Showmen’s Club has been presenting this charity circus for more than 35 years. All performers and staff volunteer their efforts, with all proceeds going to local charities.
Fun for the whole family….everyone from 2 to 102 will have a time to remember.