I’ll admit that I’ve long been a circus skeptic, given my spectacle-free growing up and my assumptions about animal treatment. But what with Laurel’s desire to see animals and acrobats, and with the Ringling Bros. soon to roll into town, I decided to revisit the circus idea. The images of said animals and acrobats are indeed reminiscent of the posters from my childhood, but I was, in contrast, really happy to read up on Ringling’s animal care practices and their commitment to preservation (which includes the establishment of a $5 million center for elephant conservation). Ringling will show in Manchester, NH and Portland, ME Oct. 2-5 and in Boston Oct. 8-13, the latter series of which will offer Laurel and me the chance to form some childhood memories in tandem.
Want to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Boston show*? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ringling” in the subject by midnight Tuesday, Sept. 30.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winner Elaine C.!
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*The winner will receive a set of 4 tickets to their choice of any of the Boston dates/times: Wednesday Oct. 8 (7pm), Thursday Oct. 9 (7pm), Friday Oct. 10 (7pm), Saturday Oct. 11 (11am, 3pm, 7pm), Sunday Oct. 12 (11am, 3pm, 7pm), and Monday Oct. 13 (12pm, 4pm).
**And for those who wish to buy tickets now, visit the Ringling Bros. website, type in your zip code, select your show date, and enter the coupon code MCC for a 20% discount on the Boston shows listed above!
UPDATE 10/05/08: We have another discount code to share: for the Monday, October 13th Columbus Day Boston shows, save $10 per ticket. Use the coupon code MOM when ordering your tickets at the Ringling Bros. website.