This weekend, Baraboo celebrates it’s circus heritage! Baraboo was home to the Ringling Family when they started the circus, as well as the Gollmars, cousins of the Ringlings, who started their own, albeit not as famous circus. The Moeller’s, also cousins of the Ringlings, with the Moeller Bros. Wagon Works Co. of Baraboo, were the family that built some of those wonderful circus wagons for the Gollmar and Ringling Brothers. You can read more about Baraboo’s circus history at http://bigtopparade.com/about-the-circus-parade/
Once a year, these wagons, normally on displayed at Circus World Museum, are taken out, harnessed up to some horses and, in the old fashioned way, driven through the streets of Baraboo for all to see. It’s the great Circus Parade, and it starts at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoon, July 23rd!
This event is not to be missed because, not only do you see the circus wagons, but you will see a giraffe, elephants, tigers, clowns, bands, calliope’s and many other sorts of amusement! Check the event calendar at: http://bigtopparade.com/calendar/
Also, get warmed up for this weekend by catching the WPRQ morning radio show every morning this week til Friday They are Celebrating circus week by brodcasting live from the Al Ringling Mansion on 5th & Broadway!
Circus World Museum will also be performing a live show at 4pm on Saturday for all to see!
Sunday will feature a classic car show and a pedal car show for the kids. The Ringling House Bed & Breakfast will also be giving tours on Sunday from 1-3pm. Cost is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors or young adults. Hope to see you!