Venardos Circus at Deschutes County Fair Grounds

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Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format dubbed “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.”

Venardos Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and limited seating. The circus performers also are the crew in this traveling tour, much like the original circus tradition. There are no animals in Venardos Circus. Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reinvented for the next generation. Theatre lovers and nostalgic circus fans alike will appreciate the intimate experience and sentimental way the show pays homage to circus traditions through the lens of high-quality entertainment for a modern family audience.


Thursday, May 26– 7:00 p.m. ** OPENING NIGHT

Friday, May 27 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 – 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 29 – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1 – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 2 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 3 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 4– 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Information:

General Admission Seating:

Child General Admission, Starting at $16.50 (12 yrs and younger.)

Adult General Admission, Starting at $27

Preferred Seating:

Premium Seating, (Rows 2 & 3) Starting at $37 one price for all ages.

Ringmaster V.I.P. Seating, (Front Row around the stage) Starting at $47 one price for all ages.

*One babe in arms (1 year or younger) seated in a lap admitted FREE with a paid adult ticket. Child must remain seated on an adult’s lap throughout the performance.

With only two weeks in town we expect all of the performances to completely sell out online in advance, so don’t hesitate to get your tickets! Once we sellout online there are no tickets available at the show.

Parking is free. One hour before each showtime, the doors to the circus open with preshow performance attractions to enjoy. Classic circus treats like Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Hot Dogs, Sno Cones, Fresh Pink Lemonade and more are available. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Complete show schedule available at

Masking protocols will follow local ordinances if and when they are required.

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