Elephant ride

Talen and Felicia Reed of Litchfield were among many who clamored for an elephant ride during intermission. The circus featured two African elephants: Daisy and Bambi.

Ready for fun?

The Garden Bros Circus will come to the Litchfield Civic Arena, 900 N. Gilman Ave. Location: Litchfield Civic Arena, 900 N Gilman Ave, Monday, June 17.

This year the circus will give two shows, starting at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The show will be packed with special effects, concert-style sound and lighting and three-rings with lots of tricks and activities. The performers from more than 22 countries make up this 100-minute performance in a theatrical European three ring setting, featuring the Chinese acrobats, aerial artists, elephants, six motorcycles in the "sphere of fear," racing camels performing with the largest and smallest horses on Earth, contortionists, clowns, jugglers as seen on America’s Got Talent, and much more.

In the kids fun zone, they can ride an elephant, a camel, a circus pony, play on a giant slide or a bouncy house, and the whole family can get their face painted.

Concessions will be available at the event.

Free children’s tickets have been distributed to area elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers, fast food, convenience stores, salons and large employers.

The first 100 adult tickets sold online are only $12.50 at GardenBrosCircus.com. For more information visit the website or call 941-343-2378.

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