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Circus Circus

Indiana's circus heritage is alive and well throughout the state! From soaring trapeze artists to exquisite fire dancers, be ready for one happy circus day!

On This Episode

  • Peru Amateur Circus:  Peru’s circus tradition continues as over 200 children take to the trapeze, high wire, and more in this spectacular display!
  • Circus City Festival:  Every year, hundreds gather for this two week celebration featuring circus wagons, soaring performances, and a real big top tent!
  • International Circus Hall of Fame:  Located at the old circus winter quarters, the circus hall of fame plays host to some of the circus greats, both young and old!
  • Circus Days in Indiana:  Since 1884, Peru has been the circus capital of the world!  From Wallace to Barnum and Bailey, learn more about Indiana’s surprising circus history!
  • The Fire Dance:  Join us as we learn more about the Molly Wyldfyre as she spins an elaborate fire dance, spinning, throwing, and flipping flames throughout the air!
  • Contact Art:  We take a look at a mesmerizing twist on the centuries old art of juggling:  contact juggling!  You won’t believe your eyes as gravity seems to disappear!