'Circus of Fun' Theme of 90th Du Quoin Fair; Circus Hollywood to Anchor Free EntertainmentDu Quoin Evening Call
Apr 03, 2012
Du Quoin, Ill. —
“Circus of Fun”, the Du Quoin State Fair’s theme for its 90th anniversary production, says it all.
One of the most respected names in the circus industry, “Circus Hollywood”, has been signed to bring its vast production to southern Illinois where it’ll present daily shows at this year’s Du Quoin State Fair scheduled for Aug. 25 through Sept. 3.
“We’re very excited about being successful in signing “Circus Hollywood” as it’s in a league of its own in the circus industry,” said Fair manager John Rednour, Jr. “Bringing this show to southern Illinois is going to make a lot of young kids happy. And, maybe a few older fair-goers as well.”
A production of Serge Coronas, “Circus Hollywood” has four generations of success behind it and has progressed from its initial aerial thrill show in 1952 at the famed Steel Pier in Atlantic City to an array of international daredevils, animal trainers, clowns, aerialists and acrobats.
At Du Quoin the circus will be presented at least twice daily with a third show scheduled for weekends. And, all performances will be free to fair-goers.
“We’ve been fortunate in being able to present some of the finest free entertainment in the Midwest for our fans in recent years,” Rednour said. “This simply is like icing on the cake and we feel it’s appropriate being this is the Fair’s 90th year in business.”