Step Right Up for the Greatest Show on Earth

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, featuring hours of family friendly entertainment, is coming to Rupp Arena this month.

Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates and mermaids, BARNUM 200 is a super-sized spectacle so massive you just can’t miss it!

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson will lead the BARNUM 200 birthday bash.

See the Flying Caceres attempt the elusive quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze — a feat that hasn’t been mastered in more than three decades.

The Puyang troupe from China will dazzle spectators with a stunning display of dexterity as they bounce, flip and twirl on a two-tiered trampoline.

Witness the impossible contortions of body benders who fit three humans into a cube the size of a milk crate.

Other performers include the Mighty Meetal, the strongest man in the world who lifts more than 1,200 pounds, and Duo Fusion, a married couple of hand balancers.

Performances run Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

An hour before show time ticket holders can see a free All Access Pre-show, meet the performers and animals, and learn circus skills.

Tickets are on sale at Rupp Arena, Ticketmaster or All seats are reserved and cost $15, with a limited number of $80 Circus Celebrity seats.