Carnival Sideshow

The freakier side of circus, this is the real thing!

Step right up for the weird and the amazing. Unique acts that you’ll see nowhere else! You'll be blown away by the pretty girl that eats live roaches, the fire eater, glass walking, bed of nails, whip cracking, the real electric chair, oddities, and eccentric acts. This campy, funny, and painful show is a real audience pleaser! Includes audience volunteers and surprises and fire!

Colleges, After Proms, Festivals, County Fairs are all perfect venues for our sideshow! Several of the colleges we've performed at have asked us back multiple times by student request. One college has brought us back four times within a two year span! Festivals we've played have recommended us to other festivals. If it helps we can bring our own stage, lighting, tent, and chairs.

Our carnival sideshow is clean, not gross, not risque. We play a family crowd, including audience participation, audience volunteers and stuffed animal giveaways. We get asked to perform at a lot of Renaissance Festivals, and Western Festivals. We're happy to adapt to any theme! Our show delivers a very high production value for the cost and we are willing to perform all day. We are the hardest working performers you'll ever meet and the audience will love us.

We provide it all!

  • All Tents and Rigging Done By Us
  • Tons Of Audience Participation
  • Stuffed Animal Giveaways
  • Kid Volunteers
  • Child Friendly
  • Nothing Risque

Sideshow acts include...

  • Contortionist
  • Bed Of Swords
  • Electric Chair
  • Bed Of Nails
  • Glass Walking
  • Much More!

Specs and requirements

  • Space Requirement:
    • 25' x 20' (Optimal)
    • 20' x 16' (Minimum)
  • Time Requirement:
    • 2.5 hour set up
    • 60 Minute run time

Sideshow Gallery

Cincinnati Circus Sideshow Video & Media Appearances

The Cincinnati Circus is in the studio to torment Thomas!!!

Posted by 102.7 WEBN on Friday, November 17, 2017

Ask about our special Halloween performances

Halloween, everyone’s favorite time of year to embrace the spooky and mysterious. Maybe you yearn for something more nostalgic, terrifying, gruesome, and astonishing than the latest slasher film or haunted house. Given it’s the perfect time of year, we thought we might take a moment tell you about something that’s going on with the circus…something a little darker, a little more curious.

The Carnival Sideshow. While the big top may be getting all the glory, it’s the Sideshow that captured the crowd. Traditionally, the Sideshow would be the tent off of the main tent. For an additional charge, audience members would marvel at the gruesome acts and oddities inside. We’ve whipped up our own, stand-alone Sideshow.

Draw back the curtain if you dare, and enter our Sideshow where your worst nightmares are lived for your entertainment, led by our carnival barker, performed by gypsies and mad carnival workers.

Can you stomach the thought of live roaches, swallowed by a pretty girl? Or can you take the heat of fire eating before your very eyes?

If you feel the pain of others easily, avert your eyes; we’ve only begun. Hear the wicked crunch of broken glass under bare feet and try not to imagine it on your own. Watch, wide-eyed while we perform mind-bending stunts on a bed of nails and try not to get the chills.

If nails and broken glass are too tame for you, feast your eyes on our whip cracking and real electric chair. Their sights, sounds, and sensation will be burned into your mind.

More peculiarities will be performed, but we can’t give too much away. We wouldn’t want to scare you. Although we might ask you to join us. We’ll need volunteers who can handle the thrill and terror.

Finish out your evening with your fortune being told by a palm reader. Be amazed at how much your hand will betray you.

Of course, if you’re not ready to be done, you’re welcome to be amazed by our magicians or enjoy a scaly reptile petting zoo. Whatever oddities please you, we can accommodate. Let’s make this Halloween one that’s difficult to forget.


Halloween Show Gallery

Great additons for your side show event include....

  • Palm Reader
  • Fire Performer
  • Magician
  • Reptile Petting Zoo
  • Ask for Dan Luckett to join your sideshow event!
    • Blockhead!
    • Sword Swallower!
    • Magician!
  • An actual main stage circus act. (Traditionally side shows were a tent next to the main stage. The main stage had all of the acts of beauty and comedy while the side show tent offered the gross and off putting for an additional charge). We do offer a main stage show is is referred to as our “Big Show,” and it’s the perfect complement to our Sideshow.
The main Sideshow act features Carnival Barker Dave Willacker and gypsy Brandi Clark.

Call (513) 921-5454 for more information