The 87th Hadi Shrine Circus Kicks off Thanksgiving Day

After a year off, the Hadi Shrine Circus is making the big return to the Ford Center. The first show kicks off Thanksgiving day at 5.

Posted: Nov 24, 2021 11:42 AM
Updated: Nov 24, 2021 11:42 AM

The 87th Hadi Shrine Circus is making a major come back, and it all starts Thanksgiving Day.

"I don't know how everyone else is, but I'm pretty excited. We took last year off, and we took a hit for that just like everyone else did. We're happy to be back with people again having fun. this is wholesome family fun," says Spokesperson Dale Thomas.

Since 1933, the Hadi Shrine Circus has attracted thousands to the River city to watch many well-known performers. Returning for the 3rd year, is Daredevil Bello Nock and his 8th generation Dare Daughter, Annaliese Nock.

"It is a tradition. It's a tradition for a lot of families, including my family. My parents used to work and perform in this same circus, and as a kid i used to think, "im going to do that some day, I wanna perform here." The Fearless Nocks say they are back with all new acts.

Other performers include, Ring Master Ari Steeples, The Pork Chop Revue, Carinci Bareback Horse Riders, Boom Squad inc., The Cortes Family, and more.

Thomas says ticket sales are through the roof, make sure you get yours before they're gone.

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