Flea Circus is a Must See at Denver County Fair

The Denver County Fair is ready to welcome you to some unusual fun, August 9-11.

Flea CircusThe sign on the table reads “Positively No Dogs” and Swami Bill means it. He’d hate to see any of his troupe of highly-trained fleas run away from the circus.

Swami Bill and his original Flea Circus are just one of the wonderful acts you have to see at the Denver County Fair this weekend.

Look for Swami Bill near the Geek Pavilion at the all-indoor fair staged at the National Western Complex.

I had the chance to catch an abbreviated version of the Flea Circus at the Fair’s press day event. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

There were fleats of strength as Fritz pushed a barrel around the stage. That was the equivalent of 650 pounds moved easily by a tiny flea.

We were also fleabergasted while watching Festus the flea do some daring tricks on the high wire suspended above the stage.

The grand finale was even more awe-inspiring. One brave flea was shot from a canon into the waiting hands of an audience volunteer.


Swami Bill’s Flea Circus, billed as the biggest little show in America, is just one sliver of the action-packed schedule for the fair.

In addition to the Freak show, there are more than a dozen pavilions of fun. Some new pavilions added this year include the History Pavilion and an expanded Kids Pavilion. In the stadium arena, there will be an AKC-sanctioned dog agility event featuring the handlers and their dogs from the Mile Hi Agility Club in Boulder.

Stop by the Animal Pavilion to play a game of chicken Bingo, ride the adult big wheels, listen to the Robot Opera and don’t miss the Zombie Fashion Show on Friday night. Be sure to check out the blue ribbons at the vegetable competition, too.

Look for the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (Friday and Sunday) and visit SpongeBob SquarePants on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The entertainment never stops!

A great new food feature this year, in addition to Pie on a Stick, is the indoor Farmer’s Market with fresh fruit and vegetables to offset the calories from traditional fair fare.

There are also plenty of chances to win a blue ribbon at the dozens of live competitions held over the three days.

I hope to see you there!


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