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20221109 Speer The Honey Bus webThe Carden International Circus is proud to announce the Spectacular Circus is returning to The Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds for four performances Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Thrills and excitement will fill three rings with acrobats, aerialists, animals, daredevils, and clowns. All this and more come to life bringing unforgettable memories to all. No video games required. Bring your entire family to see real-life masters of gravity, jaw dropping stunts, belly-jiggling hijinks, and so much more. Tickets are on sale now.

The Carden family celebrates almost sixty years of presenting the circus tradition to audiences across the U.S. This year features a new generation of circus performers from across the globe. The melting pot of talent will create life-long memories as children of all ages are guided through thrills, beauty, artistry, and daring feats of danger by Ringmaster “Lucky” Malatsi. Families will hold their collective breath throughout an entire two-hour performance watching contortionists bend and twist in extreme ways, acrobats tumble and spin through the air with the greatest of ease, become mesmerized by the allure of the aerial artistry high above, and witness heart-stopping risks and tricks as daredevils defy the laws of physics.

The Carden herd of Asian elephants lead the charge as they adorn the rings demonstrating their enormous grace, intelligence, and strength guided by Florin, a first-generation elephant trainer and multi-generation circus performer. Horses and camels dance in unison and dogs leap through the air as if they have wings. Enjoy the “dancing bears” and other surprises throughout the spectacle.

Doors open one hour before show time for the preshow festivities including performer meet and greets, animal rides, fun activities, and so much more. Saturday shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 1 and 5 p.m.

General Admission tickets are $10 for children 12 and under, adult tickets are $25 and on sale now at www.spectacularcircus.com or one hour before show time at The Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds, 1000 North Texas Ave., in Mercedes.