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The Greatest Show on Earth is Coming to Bakersfield 8/25 – 8/28 + #Win Tickets Here!

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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!

Win It!
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!

How About More Chances to Win?

Please note that the initial entry must be completed before any extra entries will count and you must leave a separate comment for each additional entry!

1. Fan “Deal”ectable Mommies on Facebook.

2. Follow “Deal”ectable Mommies on Twitter and tweet the following:

Bakersfield Residents: #Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to See The Greatest Show on Earth from @dealectiblemom

3. Post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.  Leave the url to your post in the comment section of this post.

4. Subscribe to my Feed or Daily Deal emails.

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.

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  • Reply Kristi Becker August 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

    One of my fondest memories as a child was getting to ride on an elephant in the huge circus tent! I was terrified and excited at teh same time!! I loved it!While we do not have the authentic tents like when I was a child, I still enjoy sharing the circus magic with my children and my nieces and nephews!

  • Reply Elizabeth Ramirez August 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

    my favorite memory of the circus is going with my dad, n just seeing all the animals and riding on the elephant that one time

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  • Reply Shannon Pamiza August 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Growing up I never had the chance to go to a circus. My daughter is 5 years old and she would LOVE this!!! :)

  • Reply Windy August 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I can remember as a little girl going to the circus was a BIG deal. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up so I can remember the feeling and the excitement that that night was going to be great! I can remember sitting in the stands with my parents & them smiling. My mom telling me about how the tightrope walkers were her favorite. My dad loving the animals & me loving the clowns. And the smell. I can remember there was a certain smell that night. Funny how little things seem so big when you’re a child!

  • Reply Jennifer Powell August 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

    My favorite memory of the circus is when I went with my best friend. She had moved to Colorado, but got to come back and visit and we went to the circus. It was so much fun:)

  • Reply Kristi Becker August 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

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  • Reply Cynthia Claiborne August 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

    My favorite memory of the circus was being able to see all of the animls before the show started…also the clowns are the best.

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  • Reply Kristi Becker August 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

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  • Reply Rhonda G August 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

    My earliest memory of going to the circus is going with my Nana & parents and seeing the elephants and being amazed by the high wire act.

  • Reply HOLLIE ENGLAND August 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

    WISH I COULD SAY I HAVE A MEMORY ONE ONE. THE CLOSEST I CAN GET IS CIRCUS CIRCUS IN VEGAS LOL., BUT I WOULD LOVE A CHANCE FOR MY HUSBAND AND I TO TAKE MY 3 AND 5 YEAR OLD TO SEE ONE! :)

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  • Reply Amy August 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

    If my family won these tickets it would be a first for all of us. So it would be awesome if we could have a great new experience together

  • Reply Janet Garcia August 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I remember going to a small circus after the Northridge earthquake [which left me quite shaken]. For a little while I completely forgot about my worries and had a good time! I now have two kids who I would like to take to the show and give them some good memories as well.

  • Reply Skye Grass August 10, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I remember my father taking me and my sisters to the circus. We had so much fun watching the clowns. He has since passed away so I cherish that memory.

  • Reply Skye Grass August 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I follow you on facebook. I love the tigers at the circus.

  • Reply Katrina August 10, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Yay! A Bako giveaway! :)

    My favorite memory of going to the Circus is when my parents took us to see it at the LA Coliseum and we got to get our faces painted and have a meet & greet with all of the clowns.

  • Reply Katrina August 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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  • Reply Jamie August 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    We had tickets to the circus when I was 4yo, but my little brother decided to arrive several weeks early. My mom insisted my dad still take me, and I’ll never forget being SCARED OUT OF MY MIND riding the elephant! I can’t believe they used to let you do that!

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  • Reply Jacque August 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I have never been to the circus so my most fond memory is seeing the Circus come to my hometown and always wanting to go. Now that I am a mom I have always wanted to take my daughter. So I want to create that Memory with my family.

  • Reply Jacque August 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

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  • Reply Jacque August 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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  • Reply Heather August 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hello I wish I had a memory to share…. But I want to say I’ve heard so many good things about how professional and awesome this show is. I would love as an adult to take my family to experience the circus my children would love this. As an adult I know I would love this as well it would take me back to being a child for a night.

  • Reply Kristina August 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I never got to go to the circus as a child but i have a 4 yr old who I know would LOVE to go!!

  • Reply Jennifer Ullrich August 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    My mom, brother and I would always go to the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. We always looked forward to watching the tigers and the clowns. It was the one time per year we KNEW we were getting cotton candy LOL. I hope to pass those sort of memories to my children.

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  • Reply Danella Rosales August 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I honestly don’t remember EVER going to the circus. I asked my sister & she said the same thing… SO this would be a first for me… I think my kids went to one with my in-laws in Tehachapi one year.

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  • Reply LaDonna Hulsey August 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Well I am sad to say I am 38 and never been to the circus but have always wanted to. Myself and my 10yr old daughter want to go so bad but I am on disability and don’t have much extra money to spend. It would be an absolute honor if you would pick us to get free tickets and fulfill a wish for both of us then I would have stories to tell of the wonderful Barnum and Bailey Circus. Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider us.

  • Reply Stacey C. August 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I honestly can’t remember ever going to the circus, but know that I have always wanted to. Now that I have 2 little ones, going is a must!

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  • Reply Rebecca S. August 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I remember loving the acrobats. They seemed so high and I was always a little frightened that one of them would fall!

  • Reply Bethany Cranfill August 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hi, unlike everyone else who has a favorite memory of the circus when they were a child, unfortunately I don’t have one. The reason for that is because I have never been to the circus. When I was little, my dad worked constantly and was always away from home, and my mom just never cared to go to the circus. So, I just forgot about it because I knew we probably would never go. Now that I’m older (25 years of age), I am married and have a baby of our own. My husband is a teacher, and I am a full time babysitter of 2 kids (along with my own child of course.) my husband and I always seem to get caught up with things around the house when we are home, and we hardly make the time to go on dates anymore. When I heard the circus was in town, I was really excited, and have wanted to go, but I just didn’t see myself spending money on tickets when I have groceries, diapers, etc to buy. It’s not like we don’t have the money to go, it’s just that things are a little tight at the moment, and I was just thinking of priorities. After this whole long story of my life, I guess what I am asking is if you would be willing to give the tickets to someone who has never gone and would love to go and make the first memories of the circus with my husband. Thank you so much for reading this and possibly considering me. I appreciate it.

  • Reply Rebecca S. August 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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  • Reply Christy August 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I love everything about the circus… the smell of popcorn, cotton candy, and animals. Strange costumes and amazing stunts!

  • Reply Michelle W. August 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I did not have the opportunity to go to the circus as a child.

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  • Reply veronica August 11, 2011 at 9:07 am

    we love the circus it brings so much memories, I wish to take the family this time but is not easy when your family is of 9 so if there is a coupon or discount please let me know

  • Reply kayla August 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I have never been to a circus that I can recall so my son and I both would enjoy it.

  • Reply Dayla August 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I just remember the elephants and wanting to be on the flying trapeze!
    Dayla Parra

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  • Reply Amanda August 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    One of my fondest memories was watching the elephants (although I was too scared to get on one for a picture). I also remember the clowns doing many tricks. And it was my first time eating cotton candy! I would love to be able to take my 3 year old daughter to the circus but money is tight this month with school coming up. :(

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  • Reply Erika E August 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I remember going to the circus with my grandparents when I was around age 6. It was so amazing, I loved the women acrobats! But I doubt my Mother enjoyed how daring I became on my swing set at home trying to imitate them. I even made signs for the front door to charge admission, lol

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  • Reply Katie Duda August 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I cannot post a favorite childhood memory of the Circus because I have never been. I think it would be fantastic to create memories with my children as we all experience the circus for the first time together.

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  • Reply Michelle Cole August 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Growing up on the border in Texas, we had the opportunity to see the Mexican circus in Cd. Juarez. I remember my mom taking my sister and I and it was always such a fun experience. The circus tent, the cotton, and especially the acrobatics were always so fascinating. I remember the sensory overload was so incredible that I was exausted by the time we went home. As we got older and our mom moved to Las Vegas, our “circus” experience turned into Circus Circus on the strip, which was fascinating in itself, but not equally to the Mexican circus.

  • Reply Katherine Hernandez August 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    My favorite was ALWAYS the acrobats!

  • Reply Ruth Craig August 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

    My memory of the circus coming to town: Total excitement! As a child, I recall the first thing that hit me was the sounds and smells; the ring master introducing each act and the smell of hot popcorn, the straw, the animals and you could just feel the energy! My mom would hide her face behind her hands when they were on the high wire and my Dad was just as excited as any kid, clapping his hands and cheering during the show! I can’t wait to share this with my son!

  • Reply Cathy P. August 17, 2011 at 9:40 am

    To tell you the truth I don’t have a favorite childhood memory of the circus. My family never went when I was little but I’d love to create some memories there with my boys! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  • Reply Shay August 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

    My parents took me to the circus when I was very young and as a result I have no memories of the trip :(. My kids are 11 & 4 1/2 and they are dying to go to this event! It would be AMAZING to be able to experience it ‘for the first time’ with them!

  • Reply Amy Hopf August 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

    It’s been so long since I’ve been to the circus, that the only thing I remember about it is that I went with my deceased grandparents. I’m now a (recently) single mom, and would love to be able to take my two girls to see the circus. My youngest saw a billboard sign advertisement the other day and started begging me to take them. It broke my heart to have to tell her I didn’t have the money for tickets. It just isn’t in my tight budget to do the fun activities we used to take for granted. I know my girls would more than appreciate the opportunity for a fun family adventure… and so would I.

  • Reply Angelica August 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    The first time I went to the Circus was when I lived in Wasco, CA. I was in high school, but I really wanted to see the circus and see what it was all about. I only knew of the circus because of books and movies. Well, it was amazing. The animals, the people hanging from the strings above, the junk foods and being there with my family. From then on, if there’s a circus I try my best to take my family so they can enjoy the show.

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