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 80th 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.

Witness the Asian elephants Lisa, Becky and Traci, who call Carson & Barnes Circus home, under the direction of Armando Loyal. 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. Miss 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.


  • Join the fun at our 80th Anniversary Celebration
  • Elegance Aloft on the Single Trapeze ~ Miss Gabriela
  • Oodles of Poodles & Tons of Fun ~ Presented by Miss Sandra Omar
  • Clowning Around with world renowned King of Comedy ~ “PINKY”
  • Perilous Perch Pole Perfection ~ The Rosales Family
  • Bartoli and the World’s Smallest Elephant
  • Ships Ahoy & Anchors Away – as we set sail with our Scintillating Circus Sailors
  • High Stepping Appaloosa Stallions presented by Mr. Jairo Ojeda
  • Master of the Wheel of Destiny ~ the High Flying Armando Bautista
  • Juggling Juggernauts ~ The Rosales Family
  • The Biggest Stars of the Show ~ The PERFORMING PACHYDERMS ~ Under the Direction of Mr. Armondo Loyal
  • Motorcycle Globe of Death ~ The Dominguez Extreme Riders
  • A Patriotic Parade and Final Farewell to all the Circus Stars

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