Tripoli Shrine Circus returns to State Fair Park this weekend 🎪

NOW: Tripoli Shrine Circus returns to State Fair Park this weekend 🎪

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The big top is out, and performers are ready to take audiences to new heights with their three-ring circus.

The Tripoli Shrine Circus is back this weekend at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. The show travels all around the country with the world's oldest form of entertainment: the circus.

"We have some of the most amazing acts you're going to see," human cannonball Leo Garcia said. "We have buffalos, we have clowns, we have acrobats, jugglers. Something for everything."

For Garcia, who gets shot 100 feet out of a cannonball every show, seeing the crowd's reaction is priceless.

"Every show, I get to live man's dream, which is the ability to fly," he said. "You'll see a 2-year-old captivated and amazed with what you just did, and then you're going to see their grandparents next to them with a smile on their face."

At any of their eight shows this weekend, you can see back-bending stunts by contortionists, people doing tricks while hanging from their hair and others juggling with their hands and feet. There are also some activities planned before the main event.

"An hour before the show, you guys can enjoy a pre-show activity, we call it a pre-show party. We have a camel ride, pony ride, and we have bouncy houses for the kids to bounce around in," Garcia said.

General admission tickets are $10 for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $25, with a limited number of $35 floor seats available.

Show schedule:

  • 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5
  • 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6
  • 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 7

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