I can remember the first time I stepped into a circus tent. Just six years old and fueled by excitement and cotton candy, the sheer size of the tent was overwhelming, let alone the amazing animals and performers within it. I had read about Elephants and seen pictures in books, but my small six year old frame was not prepared for how I would feel as I sat I one (yes, back then this was still allowed). My first trip to the circus still remains one of my fondest memories and one that I want to pass along to my own children when they visit Bakersfield August 25th through the 28th!
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Fully Charged
Fully Charged is the the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children of All Ages!
The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance.
Audiences will feel the earth shake when the Ukrainian strongman duo of Dmitry Nadolinkskiy and Ruslan Gilmulin, who are as wide as they are tall, enter the arena and The Fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including, extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels!
The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don’t blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 80 feet at 65 miles per hour. And, have you ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros.®clown-alley, charge-up the audiences’ funny bones with hysterical silly antics and clownish comedy.
Bakersfield Tour Dates & Tickets
The Greatest Show on Earth will be here in Bakersfield at the Rabobank Arena on Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, August 28th, 2011! All ticket holders (ages 2 and up require a ticket) can also take part in the All Access Pre-Show that begins one hour before show time! During the Pre-show you’ll have the opportunity to learn skills from the stars of the show and discover how to be CircusFit. This action packed event will get you Fully Charged and ready for the show to begin.
Ticket prices start at just $15 and can be purchased online at www.ringling.com. If this will be baby’s first circus, check out how to get a FREE ticket and commemorative certificate here!
I have an amazing Giveaway for my local Bakersfield readers! We have *2* Family Four Packs to give away for the Saturday night show (8/27) to two very lucky families!
How to Enter: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite childhood memory of the circus and you’re entered to WIN!
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The Boring Stuff: Contest Ends on August 17th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Open to US residents only and tickets are only valid for the Bakersfield show.
Thank You to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for providing our family with tickets for the show and for sponsoring our giveaway today.