The Circus is coming! (A Giveaway)

Oh my golly! I loooooove the circus. When I was a kid, I was going to be a carny and it was going to be completely awesome. Travel, greasepaint, exotic animals, performances, oddball family members... (Of course, I eventually realized that I was already living the life of a carny, minus the bright lights and glamour. *sigh*)

Still - I've never forgotten the excitement I felt when, for my 10th birthday, we went to see the "real" circus, Ringling Bro.s and Barnum & Baileys "Greatest Show on Earth". I remember dancing around all the way to my seat, waaaaay up in the nosebleeds at Madison Square Garden. It was undescribable. The color! The flash! The sheer athleticism! (how do they do that?) Oooh! tigers...oh, and elephants! Elephants doing tricks? That's amazing. As I type, I'm getting the chills - it was that exciting.

And the Circus is coming to our town! Yeah! I can't wait to share the spectacular with my own children, at 1st Mariner Arena here in Baltimore. Here's the lowdown:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top

"A wacky and whimsical circus spectacular featuring the ultimate tug of war between Ringmaster Chuck Wagner and clown eccentric Tom Dougherty over a magical top hat that controls the circus. Watch dogs fly, Asian Elephants skip, hop, and groove and one courageous man stand eye to eye with a pack of powerful Bengal tigers. Circus celebrities help rev-up the motorcycle madness featuring one cycle on a high wire and seven speeding riders in a Globe of Steel. Extraordinary aerial acts fill the arena sky with a rare double-decker trapeze and Chinese acrobats propelling through the air. This show really goes OVER THE TOP!"

Baltimore, MD show dates:
March 25 through April 5
Baltimore, MD location: 1st Mariner Arena
Fairfax, VA show dates: April 8 through April 19
Fairfax, VA location: Patriot Center
Washington D.C. show dates: March 19 through March 22
Washington D.C. location: Verizon Center

Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels**. Offer good on all performances, minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Gold Circle Seating, Circus Celebrity Seating, Front Row and VIP seating or combinable with other offers. Other Restrictions May Apply.

The tickets can be purchased from and by entering the MOM code in the MomCentral promotional box when purchasing tickets.

Offer #2: A select amount of Front Row and VIP seats have been reserved for you to buy before they go on sale to the public - just enter the code "MOM" when purchasing those seats.

Barnum and Bailey

Hoo-wee and do I have goodies for you! Want to go to the Circus? I've got a four-pack of tickets for opening night at any one of the three featured venues (Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30 PM at the First Mariner Arena in Baltimore; Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 pm at The Patriot Center in Fairfax or Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 pm at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.) to giveaway, courtesy of MomCentral... All you have to do is go to, and tell me what part of the show you'd most like to see in a comment here. You must leave an email address so that I can contact you! Contest will run through March 17th, and I'll pick a winner via that fab tool,

For extra entries:
Leave a separate comment for each action.

Best of Luck!

Special thanks to Prizey, Prize-a-tron, Sweepstakes Advantage, Online-Sweepstakes, & Moms Like Me.
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23 Response to "The Circus is coming! (A Giveaway)"

  1. Super Blogger Girl! says:
    March 12, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    I like Zing Zang Zoom best! Because of the animals! the tigers are my favorite. I would love to win the baltimore tickets.

  2. Victoria says:
    March 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Over the Top is a fitting name for this show... everything is circus times 10. The acrobatics look amazing. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  3. Victoria says:
    March 12, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    I subscribed to your RSS. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  4. lgoetzl says:
    March 12, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    My daughter loves the horses!

  5. Anonymous Says:
    March 12, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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  6. Kris says:
    March 12, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    I want, I want.
    I need, I need.

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    March 12, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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  8. mverno says:
    March 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    i've always liked the elephants

  9. pete Says:
    March 13, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    i really get mesmerized by the acrobatics, be it the trapeze artists, the hanging twirlers, or the dogs!

    i'll take the Patriot Center tix if I happen to win.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    (peteypk [at] gmail)

  10. Says:
    March 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    I love to watch the acrobats and the trapeze, amazing stuff!

  11. iggysaysno says:
    March 13, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    we always love the horse show

  12. Kelly says:
    March 14, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    I am most interested in seeing the double decker trapeze artists! That sounds amazing. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  13. Lauren P says:
    March 15, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Oh the horses! The Cossacks sound like a blast.

    galxichic at hotmail dot com

  14. turboterp says:
    March 16, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    No question, I'm *always* fascinated by the acrobatics, and, from what I saw on the website, it looks like this year's show will be no exception! Thanks!

  15. nicki72182 says:
    March 16, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    I love the circus so it's hard to say what would be my favorite. I've always love the aerial and acrobatic acts. I would never do it but it looks like fun :) Thanks for the giveaway! My kids and I would be thrilled to win this.

  16. penguin28 says:
    March 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    My 16 year old daughter and my 4 year old son love the elephants and the clowns. I have taken them each year since they were little, but this will be the first year I can't because of lack of funds. I would really love to surprise them and win this! We live in Baltimore.

  17. penguin28 says:
    March 16, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    I subscribed to your blog! I see that you are from Catonsville. A large part of my family is also from Catonsville.

  18. lilshuga2001 says:
    March 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    I love the acrobat part! They look fantastic!!

    Thanks for the chance!

  19. travellingmomof2 says:
    March 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    I always loved the Elephants as a child. Now as an adult, still love them. Love to see these Big fellas.

  20. liane66 says:
    March 16, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    I love the acrobats.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Karen says:
    March 16, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Count me in :)

    ktgonyea at

  22. liliesrnice says:
    March 17, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    I always like the beautiful big cats. I would love to take my little one to the circus

  23. 迴轉壽司Mika says:
    May 28, 2010 at 4:20 AM


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