The promoter this year for the 2012 Kora Shrine Circus is Hamid Circus, Inc. The Kora Shrine Circus is proud of the acts we are featuring this year. We will have tigers/lions and elephants this year. We will also have a mixed animal act featuring llamas and horses, a double trapeze act and a motorcycle thrill show surely to dazzle and delight. A quick change couple will amaze you with their ability to swap outfits in the blink of an eye. The circus ring will also feature a dazzling display of horses as well as a pound puppy review. Larry the clown returns to entertain all with his crazy antics as well.
Peter Sturgis - Ringmaster
Hamid Circus, Inc.’s Ringmaster, PETER A. STURGIS, has traveled a long way from his 1956 birthplace of Brookhaven, MS. To the bright lights and glamorous glitter of the circus world.
PETER’s first show business experience was that of a magician’s assistant in a small Myrtle Beach, SC. amusement park.
From there he traveled extensively with various magic/illusion shows and even became the “talker” for a “Girl to Gorilla” sideshow on a carnival.
1981 was a major turning point in PETER’s life when he was “discovered” at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI. He was told he looked like a ringmaster and thought, “What the heck, I’ll give it try.” Not only did PETER look the part, he sounded great.
PETER is recognized as the premier circus ringmaster in the world today and Hamid Circus, Inc. is proud to have him a major component of annual tours.
When not working with the circus, PETER owns and operates a small kiddie carnival, which operates exclusively in Wisconsin.