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Great Y Circus Celebrates 75th Anniversary 

Posted 3/30/2015 11:55:57 PM by Don Covington
News from Eye on the Desert viewed 5 times

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Redlands, California
The Great Y Circus will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with shows in Redlands, California in May.

Carson & Barnes Circus Spotlights Elephants 

Posted 3/30/2015 11:41:10 PM by Don Covington
News from Carson & Barnes Circus viewed 16 times

Monday, March 30, 2015 - Hugo, Oklahoma
The Carson & Barnes Circus website leaves no doubt how they feel about their performing elephants.

What it is Like to be Part of a College Circus 

Posted 3/26/2015 7:26:19 PM by Don Covington
News from State Side viewed 41 times

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Normal, Illinois
Illinois State University students can participate in the nation's oldest collegiate circus.

Seder on the Circus Train 

Posted 3/26/2015 7:13:19 PM by Don Covington
News from Jewish Times viewed 54 times

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Baltimore, Maryland
Jewish employees at the Greatest Show on Earth include head chef Matthew Loory.

Heavy Rains Cancel Cole Bros Show 

Posted 3/24/2015 11:44:29 PM by Don Covington
News from Beaufort Gazette viewed 100 times

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Brunswick, Georgia
Cole Bros Circus was forced to cancel shows in Georgia due to heavy rains.

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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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