The Circus has come to Columbus this week.
Brando Garcia, owner and ringmaster of Rolly International Circus has brought the circus to town.
They will be performing for one night. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Monday, at the 4-H building.
Garcia said the circus was actually his grandfather’s in Mexico. He said he asked his grandfather for it and then brought it to the United States, where he registered and trademarked the name and travels with it.
Garcia’s family have been circus performers for generations. His parents own a big top circus that performs mainly in larger cities.
“We travel 365 days a year, sometimes 366 depending on the year,” Garcia said. “We travel all over the world.”
Garcia’s wife and three children also travel with the circus.
Garcia said his circus is one of two circuses without animals, the other is the one owned by his parents. Garcia said he would rather have a circus without animals then one where he couldn’t take care of the animals.
“I know I wouldn’t want to be treated like that,” said Garcia.
The circus will only be in town for one night and will feature, jugglers, clowns, a knife thrower, archer and many other acts. The show lasts for about an hour and a half.
Garcia said he likes to bring the circus to small towns because not many people can travel up to 30 minutes away to see one.
He also likes his circus to be affordable and admission is $10 for adults and children 14 and under are free.