Circus coming to Potsdam, St. Regis Falls, Brasher, Colton, Harrisville, DeKalb, Brushton
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:24 pm

POTSDAM -- The circus is in town.

Now in its 80th year of continuous operation, Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus will perform at several area schools in St. Lawrence County this weekend and next week.

The indoor circus will be at the Potsdam High School Gym Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Class of 2018.

Other dates slated for next week include:

• Monday, March 12, St. Regis Falls Central School Gym at 7 p.m.;

• Tuesday, March 13, St. Lawrence Middle School Gym, Brasher Falls, at 7 p.m.;

• Wednesday, March 14, Brushton-Moira High School Gym, at 7 p.m.;

• Thursday, March 15, Colton-Pierrepont Central School Gym, at 7 p.m.;

• Saturday, March 17, Harrisville Central School Gym, at 1 p.m.; and

• Saturday, March 17, Hermon-DeKalb Central School Gym, at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost adults $10 in advance or $15 at the door. All children 12 years old and younger are admitted free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased at a discount at host school offices.

The Cole All-Star Circus was founded in 1938 by James M. Cole of Penn Yan, N.Y. The indoor circus was designed as a fund-raising event for school groups and organizations across New York State. Upon Mr. Cole's retirement in 1987, the circus has been under the direction of Billy Martin, of Olean, N.Y.

The 90-minute circus performance features variety acts including jugglers, trapeze, unicycles, performing dogs, balancers, comedy, novelty and specialty acts, enhanced with stage/theatrical lighting, music, and special effects.

With current acts like the Diggety Dog Revue, cyclist Wesley Williams, hula hoopist Colleen Pages, the one and only Slinko, Russian multi-talent Ivan Arestov, Ariel Excellence, comedian Roger and his trampoline and Roscoe the performing pig, the Cole All-Star Circus offers a variety of family entertainment seven days a week.

For more information about the performers, and to download a free kid's coupon, visit