Oct. 9-20, 2024


CIRCUS at the Fair

Meet me at the CIRCUS at the Fair

Returning for a fourth year at the South Carolina State Fair, the CIRCUS at the Fair is back and better than ever with fresh and exciting entertainment, familiar and new!

Daily admission to the CIRCUS is free with fair admission and is located next to the Ellison Building near the South Gate entrance. Three CIRCUS shows will take place daily at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., and each show will run for 40 minutes.

The incredible acts featured at this year’s CIRCUS are sure to wow fans of all ages with spectacular and unique talent never seen before!

Coming to this year’s CIRCUS at the Fair:


Ian Garden

Ringmaster Ian Garden

Returning for the fourth time at the South Carolina State Fair, circus veteran and remarkable Ringmaster Ian Garden will be joined by an array of sensational and mesmerizing acts this year.


Renaldo the Clown

Back for his second year is Renaldo, who is sure to delight children and families with his interactive and engaging act that includes juggling, magic, pranks and more!


Laser Man

All the way from Italy, Gimi Fornaciari presents Laser Man. An incredible presentation of laser illuminations that are sure to mesmerize young and old alike. Laser Man has been featured on America’s Got Talent and has even performed at the Vatican for the Pope.

Chu Chuan Ho

Chu Chuan-Ho – Diabolo

Renowned for his speed, power and incredible acrobatic moves, Chu Chuan-Ho will be bringing his talent of diabolo (juggling) to the CIRCUS at the Fair for his S.C. State Fair debut.

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Susan Ashton – Cloud Swing

Susan Vidbel is a third-generation circus performer from Windham, NY. She began traveling across the country to perform with her family’s show at the age of 18. She previously worked as an aerial coach and choreographer for Ringling Bros Circus and has performed many different aerial acts, but her true love has always been the cloud swing!    

Please note: Acts are subject to change without notice.

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Originally from Brazil, The Urias Family built their first motorcycle globe in 1912 and began performing all around the world, winning countless awards showing their daredevil skills, riding their motorcycles 40 to 45 miles an hour all around and upside down in a 16 foot steep sphere. Through 4 generations, the Urias have innovated and accomplished many firsts in this daredevil act, including first to have 3 motorcycles riding inside simultaneously, first to have a lady in the middle of the chaos, and first motorcycle globe to perform with Ringling Brothers Circus. Often referred to as the first family of the Globe, they now featuring the only 4th generation Globe stunt riders in the world.

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Originally starting out competing in sports acrobatics, sisters, Olga and Mariya Surnina have been performing acrobatics and aerial artistry together since they were little girls growing up in Kazakhstan, and then showcasing their skills all around the world. Recently coming back together, they have created an incredibly original act, combining contortion, hand balancing and dance and moving together as one, as only sisters could! Amazing audiences at entertainment events all over the world, Duo Surnina are at their best displaying their strength, flexibility, balance and beauty.

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Carlos Morales made his Circus Debut in Argentina at the tender age of 13.

Now at 28 years of age he is a seasoned pro, with cat like reflexes.

Carlos has been performing this dare Devil thrill act for 10 years now and has been featured on many shows including Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Carlos is making his South Carolina State Fair Debut and we promise you will be amazed.






Viki and Richie are multi-generational jugglers hailing from Budapest Hungary. They have spent their whole lives touring in circuses and shows around the globe. Performing a high speed juggling act, they are excited to bring there talents to the South Carolina State Fair!

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Alex Petrov will boggle your mind with his gravity defying antics. He is a multitalented circus performer with a long performance resume that includes everything from acrobatic feats to animal husbandry. You’ll be turning your head as you watch him in this one of a kind act he created to blow the human mind.

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