Photo courtesy India Shrine

Relive the magic of simpler days with the India Shrine Circus, performing at State Fair Park. The March 22-25 shows benefit day-to-day operations of the local India Shrine, a constituent of Temples of Shriners International.

“This year’s show is our 75th annual circus,” says Gene McKelvey, an administrator at the nonprofit. “We will be showcasing the Royal Hanneford Circus company again this year. This circus company is 300-plus years old and originated in England.”

Activities appeal to children and children at heart, with a wide range of attractions, including elephants, acrobats, tigers, high-wire acts and motorcyclists.

“We will also have face-painting, novelty booths and will be giving away tablets to lucky winners,” McKelvey says.

Performances run at varying times throughout the weekend at State Fair Arena. For tickets and more information on the circus and the nonprofit, visit and

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