Big cats coming to the Cherokee County Fair
Kay Rosaire and Clayton Rosaire.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Cherokee Chronicle Times
The Cherokee County Fair will be held this year on July 7 and run until July 10 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds.
This year's featured act will be the Kay Rosaire Big Cat Encounter Tiger Show.
Clayton Rosaire, son of Kay Rosaire, will be presenting this attraction.
When Kay Rosaire or her son steps into the huge steel arena they bring gasps of appreciation from the audience when their will and skill prevails over the deadly strength and stealth of the tiger and lion. Respect is the key word, according to Kay. She respects the natural ability of her charges and they respect the fact that she is the master, the one they must obey.
This does not come easy. Hours and hours of patience and perseverance in training are involved and the result is that patrons are treated to a rare display of a fearless young lady's command over savage jungle beasts. Kay Rosaire is an eighth generation circus performer, from one of England's most respected Circus families. The Rosaires are known world wide in the circus and entertainment industry for their gift in animal training ability. Kay is something of a rarity, a feminine trainer who actually trains her own animals. Audiences are amazed as she puts these huge, magnificent felines through a very complex and dangerous series of routines.