NORWICH – Everyone is invited to step back in time as the Kelly Miller Bros. Circus brings the history and tradition of the old fashioned circus to Norwich today. Performances will be at 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. at the Chenango County Fairgrounds.
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus, founded during the Depression, is marking another milestone this year as it celebrates its seventy second anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of the millennium and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings. While the show in 1938 was little more than the Miller Family, some ponies, and a couple of monkeys, they still moved about the country, as they do today, in trucks and went through the same routine each day of setting up and giving performances in a new town.
The all-new 2010 season will feature elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns. and a host of international circus stars, but each morning the public gets an altogether different kind of show as the circus lot comes to life. Circus trucks pull onto the lot in the early morning hours, animals are unloaded, stakes are driven and elephants lift the giant Big Top into the air. Best of all, the public is welcomed to watch this entire spectacle free of charge. In fact, after the first of the four massive main poles that support the Big Top are set in place, the public is invited to step into the tent and see men and beast complete their work. A knowledgeable circus veteran will be on hand to explain the action and answer questions about circus life.
This season the Kelly Miller Bros. Circus will travel nearly 10,000 miles and give performances in over 200 cities and towns as it winds across North America from March through October. The all new 2010 edition promises a more exciting and exravagant exhibition than ever.
Discount tickets available at the Circus Box Office from 9 a.m. to noon on Circus Day. Discount ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Ticket prices at show time are $14 for adults and $7 for children.