When a circus convention comes to town
CFA Inc. Convention, 2014
The Circus Fans of Australasia Inc. Biennial Convention, 2014 will be held at
Murray Bridge, South Australia
from Saturday, 17 to Tuesday, 20 May, 2014.
May 15, 2014
MURRAY Bridge will host the Circus Fans of Australian and New Zealand over the weekend for the 42nd circus convention.
Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Allan Arbon will open the convention at the Murray Bridge and Districts Community Club at 3pm on Saturday.
A swap session and auction of historic circus memorabilia will take place on the same day as well as a performance from a 65-year-old contortionist.
Perry Brothers Circus’ Robert Perry said circus members were coming from around Australia and beyond to share their stories and souvenirs.
“Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand, Tasmania; they are coming from everywhere,” he said.
“It’s just a good chance to get together with all the circus people.
“And it’s good for Murray Bridge as they will all spend a bit of money here.”
A circus convention is held in a different location at least every two years, with this year being the first for Murray Bridge.
Details: The Circus Fans of Australia and New Zealand will be in Murray Bridge from Saturday, May 17 until Tuesday, May 20. The public is invited to the Murray Bridge and Districts Community Club from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, May 17 to view some of Australia’s circus history.