Shrine Circus returns this weekend to the Berglund Center


ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Tigers, elephants and camels "oh my" -- the Kazim Shrine Circus here in Roanoke this weekend! There's all kinds of acts: High wires, juggling, and even a person shooting out from a cannon.

Crews started unloading Wednesday for the temple's 58th year in the Roanoke Valley at the Berglund Center. And, with more than 50 performers the group guarantees a good time!

"The Roanoke Valley has been great to us to support our temple and the things we do there," Said Richard Bowyer, with Kazim Temple. "Everyone seems to enjoy it. This weekend we got great weather. Last weekend was not a great weekend. So now, everybody has the chance to get out of the house and enjoy a show that's family oriented."

Circus management told us they're expecting up to 40,000 people over the course of the weekend.

In total, there will be six shows over the course of the next three days. Tickets range from $8 to $16 dollars.