The Carson & Barnes Circus is The World’s Biggest Big Top Show, with two hours of fun, excitement and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring. Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry. This is the circus you remember from your childhood!
This year the Carson & Barnes Circus is bringing an all new edition of America’s Largest Big Top Show to cities all across America! The gigantic 79th Edition features an amazing assortment of human and animal performers, led by the biggest stars of the Circus – The Incredible Carson & Barnes Elephants!
Presented in traditional “Big Top” style, America’s oldest family-owned Circus brings animals and acrobats, clowns and daredevils, and a little old-time Circus Magic to more than 200 American cities each year.
Making his Carson & Barnes debut this year is Cirque du Soleil veteran, Luis Miguel Terry, who presents his astonishing mastery of bounce juggling. Returning favorites include Mexico’s Rosales Family, who bring four generations of Circus tradition to the center ring. The Dominguez Extreme Riders display motorcycling precision mixed with fearless fortitude. Gabriella Cavallini delivers breathtaking trapeze thrills while perched high in the air. Last but not least, Ringmaster Jairo Ojeda keeps the show moving at a rapid-fire pace.
Be sure to arrive early for the Circus Midway! Our giant menagerie of exotic animals from around the world is presented to see up close and in person, free of charge before each performance! Elephant and pony rides are available for a small charge on the Circus Midway, along with many other exciting pre-show activities.
2015 Show Program
- Join the fun at the Rag Time Circus Ball!
- Elegance Aloft on the Single Trapeze ~ Miss Gabriela
- Oodles of Poodles & Tons of Fun ~ Presented by Miss Sandra Omar
- Manuel Dexterity Beyond Belief – Direct from Cirque Du Soleil ~ Luis Miguel
- Clowning Around
- Perilous Perch Pole Perfection ~ The Rosales Family
- Bartoli and the World’s Smallest Elephant
- Cast your net and enter the world of the High Seas
- Featuring our Mystical Mermaid, Amanda Valencia & Her Aerial Anchors
- Prancing Horses ~ Presented by Our Pirate Princess
- Aerial Artistry – from the Pampas of Argentina ~ The Gomez Duo
- Mystifying Magic ~ Presented by the Campa Duo
- Juggling Juggernauts ~ The Rosales Family
- The Biggest Stars of the Show ~ The PERFORMING PACHYDERMS ~ Under the Direction of Mr. Armondo Loyal
- The Circus King of Comedy
- Motorcycle Globe of Death ~ The Dominguez Extreme Riders
- A Patriotic Parade and Final Farewell to all the Circus Stars