Big hopes for the big top
Big Apple Circus contortionist Elayne Kramer performs Thursday in Lake George at an event to promote the upcoming circus visit, from July 13 to 28.
by DON LEHMAN
June 20, 2013
LAKE GEORGE -- The summer tourism season has started slowly in the Lake George region, with rainy weather keeping tourist numbers down.
Tourism officials hope a forecast that calls for better weather — and events like Big Apple Circus — will help resurrect the season, on which hundreds of businesses depend every year for survival.
Big Apple Circus organizers brought performers to Lake George Thursday to tout their return to Charles R. Wood Park next month.
Lake George Mayor Robert Blais said interest in the circus is growing, as it prepares to bring its renowned acts to Lake George for a second year. He said he believes the event will grow into a significant tourist draw and will be part of an increasing number of events that bring more families to the region.
“This is the greatest circus in the world for families,” he said.