The circus is coming to Columbia County.
For the second year in a row, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office will offer its sheriff's circus Nov. 23-26 in the open field across from the Evans Government Center, behind Kroger.
The circus will be performed by the traveling group Circ de Hollywood and will be organized by the Columbia County Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit.
"It's the biggest traveling circus tent in the country," said sheriff's Capt. Jim March. "Our goal is to have about 2,000 (spectators) each show."
March said the event was begun to help raise money for the sheriff's community services division.
"Most of the money raised will be for expanding awareness programs for the county's middle schools," he said.
The circus will offer high-rope acts, clown performances, a Hollywood petting zoo with more than 100 animals and a Giraffic Park Adventure Zoo - which March said is the only traveling safari in North America.
But the best part, March said, will be the cost.
"It will be fun and inexpensive," he said, adding that circus tickets will cost $10 for adults. Children under 12 will get in free with an adult.
Times for circus performances will be 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday and 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday
The midway will open one hour before showtimes.
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