Circus Smirkus Is In Essex Vermont On July 8th at the Champlain Valley Exposition!
The New York Times has hailed Circus Smirkus as "joyful, exuberant…loud, happy, foot-stomping applause", while Family Fun Magazine celebrates it as "one of America's best circuses"!
Circus Smirkus is Vermont's very own award-winning, international traveling youth circus. Kids - ages 11 to 18 - are the super stars, awing the crowds as jugglers, clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists and much more. Featured on the Disney Channel, Circus Smirkus is a no-holds-barred, acrobatic tumble into astonishing fun and skill.
Founded in 1987 by Rob Mermim (who ran away to join the circus - and then brought it home!), Circus Smirkus promotes the traditions, culture and skills of the quintessential traveling circus. Vermont's Circus Smirkus inspires and supports youth to engage in life-changing adventures through the circus arts. Tricia Hayes, a proud Trouper Parent, says "it's the sense of family, of shared values, of understanding; a place where kids challenge themselves."
This summer, Circus Smirkus is bringing us an adventure like none before - the acclaimed Summer 2014 Big Top Tour, Anchors Away for Atlantis!
That's right, Circus Smirkus is "setting sail for adventure on the high seas, and taking a plunge for fathoms of fun". We can't wait to revel in "maritime merriment under the briny big top, where Circus Smirkus will explore the vast ocean in all of its beauty and mystery - above and below the surface"! As Circus Smirkus announces on their website, smirkus.org, " Join our intrepid crew as we climb the rigging with aquatic aerialists, tumble the surf with amphibious acrobats, even catch and release some fishy jugglers. Help turn the tides for the castaway clowns set adrift in center ring. This nautical production will be ship shape, so hold your breath and ride the wave as we proudly present the Circus Smirkus Summer 2014 Big Top Tour, Anchors Away for Atlantis"!
On Tuesday July 8th at the Champlain Valley Exposition, we hope to see you at 12:00 pm sharp! Cost is $13.00 for children 13 years old and up, $19.00 for children between 2 and 12, and free for children under 2. There will be parking, a snack stand, it will be handicap accessible, and there will be comfortable restrooms.
We highly recommend checking out smirkus.org to learn more about Circus Smirkus's incredible story and success, the Big Top Tour, Smirkus Camp, residencies, multimedia, or...to join them! Tickets and contact information are both readily available on smirkus.org. Did we mention the amazing videos and pictures?
We can't wait for Circus Smirkus's Anchors Away for Atlantis. See you there!