Big top circus coming to Elk River

The Carson and Barnes Circus will be setting up their big top tent at the Sherburne County Fairgrounds in Elk River on Saturday, July 6. Shows will be held at 2 and 5 p.m. on July 6 and 7.

The show will feature Alex the clown and includes a special appearance from Katy the pygmy hippo. Elephant, camel and pony rides will be available as well as a free petting zoo.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Olde Main Eatery or online at Call 580-743-7292 for more information. Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-11. Lap children under age 2 are admitted free. Online tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children. Additional fees may apply to online purchases. At the gate tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for children. All sales are based on availability at showtime.