When I was a kid, I used to love going to the circus. You would think since I have a major fear of animals, this might not be something I enjoy. But, oddly enough, I do.
I remember my favorite event was always the trapeze and tightrope. What they did up in the air always amazed me.
Whenever I had a chance, I would always pretend that I was a tightrope walker. Since I often fell off the balance beam in gym, those career aspirations obviously flew out the window right around age 6.
But, that doesn’t mean that I can’t still love it. It’s just limited to being a spectator; not a participant. I’m excited to have the chance to not only go to the circus again, but to also share the experience with my boys.
Today I’m happy to be sharing with you information about Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey bringing their Barnum 200 show to Detroit in November.
Here is a bit of information from the press release.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents
BARNUM 200SM Roars into Auburn Hills Nov. 9-13
Nov. 9-13 at the Palace of Auburn Hills The Greatest Show On Earth just got Greater with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BARNUM 200SM. Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids, BARNUM 200 is a super-sized spectacle so massive you just can’t miss it!
This monumental, once in a lifetime event celebrates The Biggest Birthday Bash in Circus History and can only be experienced at The Greatest Show On Earth®, Barnum’s living legacy!
Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson invites the audience to leap aboard the Ringling Bros. Express and go on a family FUNtastic adventure to meet exotic characters and witness thrilling performances that attempt to answer “What special wonders create The Greatest Show On Earth?”
Step right up and see the Flying Caceres attempt to complete the elusive quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze; a feat that hasn’t been mastered in over three decades. Watch the Puyang troupe from China dazzle with a stunning display of dexterity as they bounce, flip, and twirl to new heights on a two-tiered trampoline.
Be amazed as you witness the impossible contortions of the body benders who fit three humans in a cube the size of a milk crate. Enjoy the wondrous ability of the Mighty Meetal, the strongest man in the world, as he lifts over 1,200 pounds. And savor the stupendous skills of the hand balancers featuring Duo Fusion, a married pair of performers with a twist; the wife does the heavy lifting.
And one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, and see an amazing elephant that paints at the All Access Pre-show –FREE with a purchased ticket!
Performance Schedule Nov. 9-13, 2011
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 11a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets are $82 (Circus Celebrity), $57(Front Row), $35 (VIP), $21 and $13. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® visit www.Ringling.com.
I’m very excited to be offering a 4-ticket package giveaway to the Greatest Show on Earth!
To enter, please leave me a comment below and tell me what you love about going to the circus.
Entries (comments) will be taken through Friday, October 28th at 4:00pm. At that time, the winner will be drawn by random.org. Comments will be closed after that point.
The show is taking place in Auburn Hills, Michigan, so you must either live in the Detroit area or be willing to travel here in order to attend. The vouchers are not good for other Ringling Brothers show at different locations.
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Update: Thank you to all who commented. Comments are now closed since the giveaway is over. The #2 was selected by random.org and the winner is Staci.