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The Circus is Coming to Town!

15 Jul

This upcoming weekend, Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus Circus Smirkus puts up the Big Top in Rhode Island!

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Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus, is back on the road with its 2012 Big Top Tour, celebrating a 26-year tradition of bringing joy and magic to towns all over the Northeast. The traveling youth circus performs approximately 70 shows this summer, from the mountains of Vermont to the shores of Maine, with stops along the way in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and upstate New York. The Circus will stage four performances in Rhode Island on July 19th and 20th at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Tickets prices are $17 for kids and $19 for adults.  Tickets are available at www.smirkus.org or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS.

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The show is full of exuberant talent and dazzling spectacle, with aerials, acrobatics, wire-walking, juggling, trapeze, clowning, live music and an array of brilliant costumes. This year’s tour continues the tradition of theme-based shows with a tribute to the Wizard of Oz with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

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THE SPECTACLE OF A TRAVELING YOUTH CIRCUS

Circus Smirkus is the only American youth circus to travel “under canvas;” that is, the only youth circus to put on a full-season tour under its own big top – a 750-seat, one-ring, European-style tent. The touring company consists of some 80 people including the performers and coaches, counselors, costumers, tech crew, tent crew, circus chefs and a live circus band. The tour caravan requires 23 support vehicles: five equipment trucks, three equipment trailers, four bunk trailers, seven pickups, three passenger vans and one “pie car,” where the meals are made. It takes eight hours to set up the big top, backstage and concession tents, and to prep and organize 200 costume pieces, 100 props, 70 spotlights and a mile of electrical cable.

Bring your kids, your friends, family to this local event and celebrate the circus!

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Festival Fete Presents…The 2013 Garden City Art Festival!!

6 Jun

The big day is almost here…Festival Fete’s Garden City Art Festival is this weekend (rain or shine) Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm daily. There is so much to see and do that you could spend both days there! Here is a little sampling of what you will see…

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We are proud to have SO many high quality vendors at the show: Accessories, Baby, Bath, Candles, Ceramics, Children’s items, Clothing, Dog accessories, Fiber, Food, Furniture, Garden, Glass, Henna Body Art, Housewares, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Wood, and several Non-Profits as well as 10 booths donated to children for the Young Artists section.

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One of the most unique features of a Festival Fete production is the strolling entertainment throughout the entire show. It’s an exciting, dynamic event that you don’t want to miss!

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Circus Smirkus

We are delighted to include Circus Smirkus in the festivities this weekend! They will be in the Creation Station area doing “Circus Crafts” with the kids. Circus Smirkus is a non-profit, award-winning international youth circus founded with a mission: to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. click here To learn more about Circus Smirkus and be sure to stop by and see them at the festival this weekend!

And here’s a video with a snappy little tune that shows how a festival comes to life!

See you at the festival!!

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