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The 2019 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour: Carnival!

Ladies and Gentlemen, girls and boys! Step right up because Circus Smirkus is coming to a town near you!

One of the most beloved arts events of the New England summer, the 2019 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, opens June 29 in Greensboro, Vermont, and takes to the road on a 69-show tour that will visit 5 states and 16 towns over 51 days this summer.

Now in its 32nd year, Circus Smirkus is the only traveling “tented” youth circus in the country, where the show’s stars are ages 11 to 18 and hail from regions across the United States and Canada. Performing in traditional European-style circus tents, audiences experience the historic flair of the iconic circus, the youthful exuberance of its performers, and polished circus skills under a big top where there’s not a bad seat in the house.

The 2019 show theme is based on the great American carnival. Inspired by the elegance of the carousel ride, the thrill of the roller coaster, and games of chance and skill, the young artists will perform a vast array of circus skills including aerials, acrobatics, wire-walking, juggling, and clowning in a show that features live music, brilliant costumes, and many other surprises.

Vermont’s award-winning youth circus tours New England from June through August with a caravan that requires some 23 support vehicles and 80 people including artists, coaches, tent crew, staff, and a live circus band playing an original score written specifically for this show. 

Join Circus Smirkus for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts and dazzling circus skills on full display under the big top! 

Tour schedule and tickets available at or 1-877-SMIRKUS.

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