Circus coming to south of town

March 08, 2007|by JULIE E. GREENE

The high-wire act the McIntires, a husband-and-wife team, will perform without a net in the Washington County Agricultural Education Center's multipurpose building as the Walker Bros. Circus holds two shows Sunday afternoon, said Dale Longmire, booking agent for the circus.

The multipurpose building, at its A-frame peak, is about 21 feet high, said David Brooks, facilities coordinator for Washington County's Buildings, Grounds and Parks Department.

The circus, which has about 25 cast members, also will have a 9-year-old boy who is one of the fastest jugglers in the U.S. and a dressage act with Miss Sashi and a Friesian stallion, Longmire said.

Other performances include aerial acts, dog and pony acts, and clowns.

The Sarasota, Fla.-based circus, founded by Alice Walker and her husband, the late John Walker I, about 25 years ago, has staged its outdoor circus at Hagerstown Speedway, Longmire said. This indoor show tours during the winter months.


John Walker III will serve as ringmaster for the 90-minute shows.

If you go ...

WHAT: Walker Bros. Circus

WHEN: 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11

WHERE: Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, about eight miles south of Interstate 70.

COST: Adult ticket costs $14. With each adult ticket, two children ages 14 and younger are admitted free. Student tickets are sold for $5. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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