The circus is coming to town!

29 Jul

circuslogoHave you heard yet, the circus is coming to town! The Kelly Miller Circus will be at Frankenmuth River Place on Monday, August 16, 2010.

2 BIG Shows at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm.

Guests are encouraged to watch the set up of the BIG tent and morning before the show and the deconstruction of the tent that evening also.

Discount tickets available from 9:00 am until noon on the morning of the circus at the Circus Box Office.

Here is more information about the Kelly Miller Circus:

Begun in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dory,
the Al G. Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, now known simply as Kelly
Miller, has entertained millions of American and Canadian
citizens while establishing itself in the fabric and history of
the American Tented Circus.

From 1984 through 2006, David Rawls, president and third
generation circus performer directed Kelly-Miller Circus. In
2007, another exciting chapter in its history began when he
passed the reins to John Ringling North II. Mr. North’s great
uncles were the famous Ringling Brothers, his grandmother,
their only sister. Born into this most famous of circus families,
John grew up on the “Greatest Show on Earth”, learning circus
operation from his father Henry Ringling North, and Uncle John
Ringling North. “I intend to maintain the excellent standards
established by David Rawls and his family, and add some new
features to the show”, John said following the hand-over.

From the early morning hours, when the elephants pull the big
top into the air to the very moment when the king pole races to
the ground at the end of the day, you the public are invited to
come and be a part of the magic of “Circus Day”.

Here are a few photos from the Circus set up from last year. There is one helper elephant that assists the team on getting the final 4 poles raised which we get to see from the inside of the BIG tent.

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