Mayor & Charity Trust Fund to welcome circus to Carteret

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman has announced that the Charity Trust Fund will welcome the Kelly Miller Circus to Carteret Park on June 15th and 16th for the exhibition of its 2012 performances. Shows will begin Friday June 15th at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday June 16th at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m..


All ages of residents and visitors will be welcome to watch the unloading and feeding of the animals, and the elephant raising of the big top. The raising of the tent will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, with guides furnished for school groups.


This year’s “old style” circus will present many new acts and entertainers to amaze and amuse guests with elephants, horses, and a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top.


“This is a fresh new attraction that will entertain residents of all ages,” Mayor Reiman said, “while contributing to our Charity Trust Fund and the many programs and services that it benefits.”  


The tent-raising event will be free and open to the public. Advance tickets for each circus show will be offered at the following prices and locations:


Advance prices:

$10 / adult per show

$ 6 / child (ages 2-11) per show

Advance ticket sales locations:

Office of the Mayor

Memorial Municipal Building

61 Cooke Avenue

Municipal Annex

20 Cooke Avenue

Carteret Library

100 Cooke Avenue

Tickets may be purchased at the event at the following prices:


$15 / adult per show

$ 7 / child (ages 2-11) per show


The Kelly Miller Circus, founded during the Great Depression, is marking another milestone this year as it celebrates its 74th Anniversary. Founded in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons Kelly and Dores, this traditional tented circus has seen the passing of over half of this past century and still offers the same great family entertainment it presented in its humble beginnings.



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