PERU, Ind. (WLFI) - Peru, Ind., has a long tradition of circus history. It dates back more than 100 years. Popular circus companies of the time used to winter in Miami County and many decided to retire there.
To this day, generations of circus performers delight audiences each summer with the Peru Amateur Circus. You'll be surprised at the level of talent children as young as seven display in the center ring.
Around 250 children and teenagers try out and train from March through July to entertain you. It's quite the unique summer program and 2013 marks the 54th year.
The 2013 circus runs July 13 through 20. Ticket information can be found on the Circus City Festival, Inc., website.
On News 18 Daybreak Wednesday and Thursday, we'll air a two-part series on the Peru Amateur Circus. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the talent, skill and hard work of these young performers.
Plus, News 18 Daybreak anchor Liz Nichols gets the chance of a lifetime. Tune in Thursday morning to News 18 Daybreak to see her attempt the flying trapeze!
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