The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Is Coming to Jacksonville – Giveaway!

by Carrie with Children with 16 comments

Hey Jacksonville peeps –  The circus is coming! We are SO excited about taking Maggie to the circus in a few weeks. It will be her first time and I haven’t been since I was a child, so it will be quite an adventure for us!  The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Fully Charged is coming to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena January 20-23 for eight exciting shows, you don’t want to miss it!   (Keep reading to see how you can win a family four pack of tickets for opening night!) 

I’m excited about seeing the world-famous clowns and I just read about The Human Fuse – he rockets across the sky, sounds like so much fun!  I really think Maggie is going to love seeing all of the animals too!  

Interested in taking your family to the circus?  If you live in the Southeast Georgia/Northeast Florida region – here’s your chance! (If you live outside of the area, check out Ticketmaster to  find out when the circus is coming to your city!)

ONE lucky winner will receive a family four pack of tickets to opening night of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Fully Charged at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on January 20th.  

Mandatory entry: Leave a comment below about your favorite thing to see or do at the circus! Be sure and leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

For additional entries, do the following, but leave a separate comment for each (this will allow you additional chances to win).
  • “Like” the Ringling Bros. Facebook fan page. If you’re already a fan,  just list your name in a comment below.
  • Follow @JaxEvents on Twitter and post the following tweet about the giveaway –  “I want to win a family 4-pack of tixs to opening night of the circus from @JaxEvents and @CarrieWChildren ”  Make sure you post a link to your tweet in the comment section, to make sure your entry counts! (You can post the tweet twice a day!)
  • “Like” the Carrie with Children Facebook page.  If you’re already a fan, thank you! Just let me know in a comment below!
  • Subscribe to the Carrie with Children RSS feed and leave a comment below letting me know! Already a subscriber? Just indicate that you are in the comments.

This giveaway will end Friday, January 14 at 10:00PM  EST so that I have plenty of time to get the tickets to the winner.  Good luck! 

A winner will be chosen at random using The winner will be notified via email. If the prize is not claimed by Sunday, January 16 another winner will be selected. This giveaway is only open to those who live in the Southeast Georgia/Northeast Florida region.

**In exchange for this post, I was provided a family pack of tickets for opening night, along with a gift pack. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own and not influenced by others. **  


  • Jennifer

    My little guy has never been to the circus either and I bet he would love it, just like Maggie. It's been a while since I went to a circus too, but I think my favorite thing when I was a kid was the animals and the trapeze. Carrie, have a great time with your family!

  • Anonymous

    I am a fan of your Carrie with Children on Facebook. I am one of the oddballs my favorite thing of the circus is the cotton candy. Since opening night is on a Thursday I would not be able to attend but I never win anyway. I would love to take my grandson, Leland. He has never been to the circus but he loves going to the zoo so I think that would be his favorite part of the circus.

    Pam Rodgers King

    Thank you

  • Anonymous

    So exiciting… I went to school with a flying Wallenda so I have to say the trapeze or acrobats! We just adopted a little girl and this would be a great thing for us to do with her. looking forward to seeing the elephants too!
    Cindy Nelson

  • Katie

    Wow, I haven't been to the circus since I was a kid either! My favorite then was the lions or maybe the trapeze – I wonder how much things have changed? I also remember one time i got to ride an elephant, but that was creepy. I hope you guys have a great time! It was always such a fun time when my grandparents used to take us!


  • Anonymous

    I would so love to take my family to the Circus. My husband and kids ages 8 and 7 (twins) have never been. We have been talking about it but its real expensive to take a family of 5. I would love my kids to see the animals at the circus. The elephants are awesome. Thanks for the chance to win tickets. Stephanie North

  • Anonymous

    I tweeted as tweetn_mom.!/tweetn_mom
    Stephanie North

  • Marlena

    I have never been to the circus at 34 years old and I can’t wait to experience it with my two year old son. I am most looking forward to the tiger show and my son will love the horses!

  • Amanda Mann

    We love the animals! Especially the tigers and the elephants.

  • sheila holcombe

    THE ELEPHANTS are the coolest! Would love to take my son and grandaughter to the spectacular show!
    Thank You – Sheila

  • Lori

    I love the elephants – so fun to watch! What a great give away

  • Lori

    I liked the ringling brothers page!

  • Lori

    I liked your facebook page!

  • Brooks Biagini

    My favorite part of circus is the trapeze – love watching those folks – amazing! Love the fun of the circus feel and kids do too!

  • David

    My favorite thing to see at the circus is the interaction of the children with the animals. It makes my heart smile when I see the excitement on their faces. There is nothing more moving in life other than witnessing a child develop through the eyes of God’s most amazing creations. Thank you for your interest in my thoughts.