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Royal Hanneford Circus To Perform In Newport News September 22-25

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NEWPORT NEWS—For the first time ever, the Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to Newport News. The Circus Fans Association of America (CFA) is hosting its 2022 convention in Newport News, and the organization worked with Newport News Tourism, Newport News Hospitality Association leaders, and the Newport News Special Events team to bring the show here.

Considered one of North America’s premier traveling circuses, the Royal Hanneford Circus will perform at the former Kmart site in Denbigh at 401 Oriana Rd.

Performances will feature acrobats, aerialists, and daredevils on the high wire and flying trapeze. Ground acts will include juggling, hula hooping, contortionists, roller skating, illusionist, clowns, and more. Intermission family activities will involve elephant, pony, and camel rides, photo and souvenir stands, a moon bounce, face painting, and concessions.

Shows will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 7pm; Friday, September 23 at 4:30pm and 7pm; Saturday, September 24 at 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm; and on Sunday, September 25 at 2pm and 4:30pm. Tickets may be purchased online.

For additional information about the history of the Hanneford Circus, which dates back to 1690, visit its website at

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