The circus is in town!



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This weekend, the Blount County Oneonta Agri- Business Center welcomes the Loomis Brothers Circus with this year’s FUNtastic theme. They are the only circus to feature three rings along with elephants, tigers, and a live band. Tickets are reasonably priced at $20 for adults and $8 for children (ages 2-12), and a portion of the ticket sales goes back to our community to help sponsor other free shows.

There will be six shows in all – Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The doors open one hour before show time, and because it’s a general admission show, get there early.

There are several exciting performances not to be missed. There’s the “Motorcycle Globe of Death,” a majestic herd of Asian and African elephants, white Siberian and Russian tigers, high flying acrobats, and a famous featured clown from the Big Apple Circus.

“This year we have several very special experiences you won’t find anywhere else!” said circus producer and ringmaster Justin Loomis. “The first is an all-new Wild West pre-show featuring Goode and Braggart performing dangerous feats with bullwhips, lassoes, axes and knives.”

Spring of 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Loomis Brothers Circus. This circus primarily performs in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, although with the closing of many circuses they plan to extend their area of travel. These fantastic shows run for 90 minutes so don’t miss out on the excitement.