“The 53rd Annual Anah Shrine Circus in Bangor, ME was one of the best performances that I have seen in 40+ years of going to the show. Billy Commerford had the longest line that they ever had at this event giving elephant rides before the show and at intermission. Other attractions were pony rides, inflatable slide and bounce house and face painting. Outstanding acts included the Real Steel Riders Globe of Death with lights, smoke and a flame effect which made this a spectacular thrill act. Mike Ashton’s family was outstanding in their routines during the show. For the 44th year Ringmaster for this show was Charlie Van Buskirk. What would the Anah Shrine do without Charlie a picture for this event. Richard Curtis did the pitches. Other acts that performed in the show was Hula Hoops, Rolla Bolla, Lyra’s, Double Trap, Kimberlee and her Rottweilers, Chair Balancing, Spanish Webs and the Cloud Swing of Susan Vidbel. Billy Commerford’s 2 performing elephants ending the afternoon performance. Interesting was the Centron aerial motorcycle platform. This was one of the biggest crowds that I have seen in years with at least 95% capacity of seating for a 2 PM performance in Bangor. A big thanks to Shane and Fletcher for having a fantastic lighting for the show compared to what has been there for years with just white lights. Now we have a show. A GREAT SHOW in NORTHERN MAINE!”
“What a great show! The kids (4 of them) really enjoyed it. They loved the opportunity to go down on the main floor before the show, at intermission, and after the show.
They loved the tigers and the elephants. Also, the entertainers were so talented. The main clown was sooo funny he had all of us laughing and engaged throughout.
Well worth the trip!”
“We took our grandkids to the Circus. They loved it and had a great time. We enjoyed ourselves also. Favorite moment: Our favorite part was the Elephant show.”
“I had a great time! This circus is much more than I expected. The performers are all gifted.”