The circus comes to town

Trained Asian elephants were the highlight of the show. The circus went to Casper next and is in Basin this weekend.

WHEATLAND –  Carson and Barnes Circus came to town on Friday, June 14 at the Platte County Fairgrounds.  Under the large magical circus tent, the lights were dimmed, and the smell of cotton candy and popcorn was the air. Large Asian elephants, live unicorn, circus-saurus, theatrical dance performers, high rise acrobats, trapeze artists, juggling artists, a petting zoo, circus food, face painting, inflatable bouncy houses and souvenirs filled the atmosphere.  Adults and children alike were filled with excitement and smiles as the show began. Welcome to the circus Platte County.
Since 1937, the Carson & Barnes Circus family is in their fourth generation of touring North America with their most traditional of American Big Top Circuses.
“The Carson and Barnes Circus celebrates their 81st tour of the United States featuring an assortment of human and animal performers, led by the biggest stars of the Circus – The Incredible Carson & Barnes Elephants.This year, we are proud to present the World Debut of CircusSaurus. We invite you to be our guest as we transform the circus big top into a time machine and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. For the first time anywhere, Tyranno-sauruses, Deinoychus, Wooly Mammoth and Asian Elephants will come together to enchant and captivate hearts of all ages,” said Carson and Barnes.


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