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University Hosts Circus Themed Health Fair 

Posted 10/28/2014 7:16:47 PM by Don Covington
News from CBS Minnesota viewed 52 times

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - St Paul, Minnesota
Students at the University of Minnesota were treated to a circus performance that served to introduce campus health services.


Maine Circus Conservatory Holds Show 

Posted 10/27/2014 11:01:06 PM by Don Covington
News from The Portland Sun viewed 75 times

Monday, October 27, 2014 - Portland, Maine
Faculty and staff members of America's first college level circus school presented a show in Portland, Maine


Circus Arena Demolition Begins 

Posted 10/27/2014 10:48:34 PM by Don Covington
News from My Suncoast viewed 67 times

Monday, October 27, 2014 - Venice, Florida
Demolition has begun of the remaining structure of the former Ringling winter quarters in Venice, Florida


Barnum Family Treasures Show Up at Estate Sale in Wisconsin 

Posted 10/24/2014 10:32:02 PM by Don Covington
News from WISN TV News viewed 142 times

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Brookfield, Wisconsin
Many recently discovered personal items from the Barnum family will be sold in Wisconsin.


Cirque du Soleil and Club Med to Build Circus Resort 

Posted 10/24/2014 10:15:01 PM by Don Covington
News from Travel Weekly viewed 133 times

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Montreal. Quebec, Canada
Cirque du Soleil and Club Med have announced plans to partner on circus themed resorts.


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The Purpose of the Circus Fans Association of America is:

  • Education & Understanding - To provide educational resources related the circus. To promote an understanding and appreciation of the art of the circus.
  • Communication  - To be a point of contact between the people of the circus, artists or executives, and the outside world.
  • Support - To help ensure the Circus will continue to exist among us as a social, educational and recreational art form. Visit our Calendar page to view support events..
  • Preservation- The National Circus Preservation Society (NCPS) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization affiliated with CFA. Its main goal is to develop, promote, and advance information and knowledge for a better understanding of the American Circus, and to preserve the circus as part of
    American history.
  • Publishing - CFA has been publishing The White Tops, the official magazine of the CFA, since 1928.


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