July 13th through the 20th, in Peru, IN, approximately young people, ages 7 to 21, present 10 circus performances during an eight day festival in mid-July. Add to Calendar. View Map View Map. Find out more about how your privacy is protected. Jul
Peru Amateur Circus
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Summertime in most American cities evokes visions of ice cream trucks, swimming pools, and summer camps. But in one small Indiana town, summertime is the season of the circus. Peru, Ind. Each summer, for eight days in July, young people put on a show that transforms the town of about 11, residents into a spectacular festival, culminating with the Circus Heritage Parade. She set out in to find answers, discovering that the love of circus ran in the city's blood. Ben Wallace first brought his circus to the town in the late s. He was followed by scores of traveling shows that established winter headquarters just southeast of Peru.
It is not a decision anyone wanted to make but it was decided it was best to err on the side of caution. As much as we all love our circus, we love our performers, trainers, volunteers, and community more. And their safety and well being will always be our first concern. We are still trying to make the festival and parade and Queen pageant happen. We wi
The population was 11, at the census, making it the most populous city in Miami County. Residents usually pronounce the name of Peru like the name of the nation of Peru is commonly pronounced in American English. On March 12, , Holman had the land surveyed and laid out into the town of Miamisport. Peru was founded in by William N. Hood, who had bought acres of land from Miamisport's founder Joseph Holman five years earlier.