THE ZERBINI FAMILY CIRCUS
2 SHOWS DAILY STARTING MONDAY (AUGUST 23) -
The Zerbini Family Circus under the big top started in the USA in 1992. Before that time, the Zerbini Family of circus performers and owners go back over a century. Originating in France, the Zerbini's owned circuses throughout Europe and Africa. Julian Zerbini brought his family to the USA in 1968 working as high wire artist in all the top name circuses.
Unfortunately, in 1991 there was an accident. A faulty wire snapped, Alain fell to the circus ring 40 feet below and was told by doctors, shortly after, he would never walk again. True to his nature, he was not willing to accept this and after months of rehabilitation, Alain decided to give it all he had and opened the Alain Zerbini Circus. Then it was a small big top seating 500 people. It has grown to a new red and white striped tent with a capacity of just over 1000. Alain's determination grew with the circus and contradicting the doctors diagnosis, he not only managed the circus but also returned to performing.
Viewing the circus show, you may see Alain Zerbini performing aerial acts, balancing acts and his favorite, animal acts. The circus travels over 8 months a year and is a favorite at a number of county fairs, such as Moundville, WC, Lexington, VA, Canton, OH, Harrisburg, VA, Hilliard, OH, Henderson, NC, Meadville, PA, Zanesville, OH, Kirksville, MO, and Sumpter, SC just to name a few. With over a decade behind him traveling from town to town and fair to fair, Alain Zerbini knows what the public likes and makes every effort to bring it to them year after year.