The circus comes to town
MANSFIELD is about to have a visit from a circus, in town from October 20 to October 22.
Eroni’s Circus is a new Australian circus performing under a 32 metre red-and-white big top marquee which will be set up in the showgrounds.
It i s a t raditional t ravelling circus, founded in 2007 and owned and operated by the sixth and seventh generations of the Maynard circus dynasty, Tony and Cathy Maynard.
Its name derives from another circus called Eroni’s, which was operated from the late 19th century to early 20th century by distant relatives of the current proprietors.
While it is one of Australia’s newest circuses, its aim is to bring back a bit of old world vintage circus charm for modern day audiences with its focus on elaborate costuming, original t oe t apping music, impeccably groomed animals, and a warm, welcoming circus atmosphere.
Palomino horses, trick and fancy rope spinning, performing Jack Russell dogs, ponies, elegant trapeze and aerial acts, contortion, balancing acts, juggling feats, clown antics and performing horses make up a show with variety for the whole family. Performance dates are: F r i d a y, Oct o b e r 2 0 a t 7:30pm;
Saturday, October 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, October 22 at 12pm. Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $15 for children aged three to 14, are cash only and will go on sale one hour before each show.
CIRCUS: Eroni’s Circus will be performing in Mansfield from October 20-22.