The circus made its way into Leesville this past weekend, bringing with it all manners of gravity defying stunts, laughter-fueled shenanigans and exotic animals performances.

The Shrine Circus set up shop in the Lions Rodeo Arena at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds on Friday, August 24, inviting guests of all ages to witness a night of exciting and fun filled entertainment. The event ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to the many acts on display, children and adults were treated to concessions like cotton candy and popcorn to accompany them throughout the show.

Children were also provided with glow in the dark bracelets and toy swords by the vendors of the circus, allowing them to have fun in the dark of the arena while also gazing at the wondrous sights the circus has in store.