Circus Vidbel Back in New Canaan This Weekend
The tent where Circus Vidbel will perform is standing on the field outside Saxe Middle School.
by Melvin Mason
NEW CANAAN, Conn. – The circus is back in New Canaan.
Circus Vidbel is back in town, set to entertain the young and young at heart Friday and Saturday under the big top now standing
Susan Vidbel, the circus’ owner and a third-generation circus performer, said she’s happy to be back in New Canaan for a third consecutive year. “It’s great,” she said as she and her crew helped to set up the tent. “It’s become something of a second home for us.”
Susan Vidbel, owner of Circus Vidbel, plants a flag atop the tent where the circus will take place this weekend.
This year’s show has a western theme, meaning there will be plenty of dogs and horses, along with the high-flying and colorful action. The circus performance is a fundraiser for programs at the New Canaan YMCA and helps pay for scholarships and allocations made by the New Canaan Kiwanis Club.
Show times are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Circus Vidbel are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids under age 2 are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the New Canaan YMCA, TD Bank New Canaan, Baskin Robbins on Main Street and Karl Chevrolet on Elm Street.