Circus rolls up in Kingston

April 1, 2017 by  

The Nobles of the Uniformed Units of Irem will be presenting its annual Irem Shrine Circus is a couple of weeks. This is the circus’s 68th year in operation.

New this year will be the animal rides. For $10, children can ride some of their favorite circus animals, including the elephants.

Programs will be available for $2 at the door and will not only include information about all the animals, circus performers and acts, it will have free chances to win a Toys R Us gift card, a bike, and Burger King coupons.

A novelty room will be crammed with items such as stuffed animals, glow swords, clown noses, bubble guns, and games. These and circus promotional products can be purchased at the venue’s six stands and from roaming vendors.

The show itself will have death-defying acts like the wire walkers, acrobats, and the Globe of Death, along with exotic animals such as the camels, tigers, and elephants, and not so exotic ones like those in the pig show.

Concessions stands will be offering the standard circus fare of popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, candy apples and the like. The circus is a nonprofit and all the money will go to benefit the Irem Temple, which supports hospitals and sick children.

The circus is slated for April 17th through April 22 at the Kingston Armory, 280 Market Street, Kingston. Performance times vary.