Carson and Barnes Circus invites the Ada community to join them as they bathe their beautiful elephants in a spa day.

The mighty pachyderms will enjoy a luxury bath as guests take the opportunity to enjoy these animals up close and learn about their species.

The bath time is scheduled for 3 p.m. today before the performances scheduled at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m at the Pontotoc County Fairgrounds, 1710 N. Broadway. Join us for this fun-filled experience.

Just like humans, the Carson and Barnes Circus elephants take daily showers, although unlike most of us, they really get the royal treatment. They get to lie down and get scrubbed clean by their loved handlers.

It takes approximately 500 gallons of water and a gallon of special soap just to give one elephant their daily bath. The majestic pachyderms are bathed with a soap that helps their naturally tough skin. Pressured water is used to help them achieve a spa-like cleansing!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see an elephant’s bath!

About the circus

Showtimes for Circus Saurus will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. today at the fairgrounds.

The 2019 edition of Circus Saurus will feature artists from around the world. Immerse yourself into a mythological quest where fantasies and dreams become a reality.

You will be transported to a whimsical world where mystical creatures will come to life right before your eyes. New heights of imagination will be reached as the elusive unicorn prances through the center ring to delight children of all ages. 

Dinosaurs will once again shake the ground we walk on as we travel back millions of years and have your heart captivated by our majestic Asian elephants!

Not only will our unicorns, dinosaurs and Asian elephants excite you, but you will also be amazed by daredevils on the Wheel of Destiny, tumbling acrobats, high-speed jugglers, hilarious clowns and aerial artists who will soar to new heights at the apex of the big top!

This fantastical adventure can only be found under the circus big top!

For more information or tickets, visit or call 580-743-7292.

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