Circus comes to town

Tammy Keele

Although the Big Top didn’t stay in Basin for more than a day, performers delighted people of all ages with two shows. Held indoors at the Big Horn County Fairgrounds, both the afternoon and evening performances were well attended.

 The Friday performance delighted both young and old and with several acts that included singing, dancing, juggling, and humorous skits with crowd volunteers.

 This isn’t the first time the Carson & Barnes Circus stationed out of Hugo, Okla., has visited Basin. Some folks may remember two years ago when a performer was sent to the hospital after a fall during the show.  Thankfully, no injuries were reported during this year’s exhibition.  

 The production manager said he appreciated the support received by Basin residents. The manager went on to say the show was scaled down a bit this year, as they were not sure what to expect post COVID. They expect to bring back more acts when they return. With pony rides, a bounce house and face painting in addition to the production, attendees weren’t too disappointed with the scaled-down performance.