No animal cruelty here as the circus comes to town! The Hideaway Circus is actually visiting several towns in the Northeast over the next 30 days. This week, as part of the second-annual “Circus in the Park,” the tour stops in Troy with their "Stars Above" show. Animals are not included in Circus in the Park performances.

According to News10 ABC, the Hideaway Circus open-air show "Stars Above" will be in Troy, on Prospect Park Road, Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 19th - 21st. The 80 minute show starts at 7:30pm each night and tickets may be purchased HERE. Prices range from FREE to $30. Check their site for details.

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Here are other stops along their Northeast Tour:

  • 8/24 & 8/25 - Catskill, NY
  • 8/31 & 9/1 - New Paltz, NY
  • 9/3-9/5 - Ithaca, NY
  • 9/7-9/9 - Syracuse, NY
  • 9/10 & 9/11 - Lake Placid, NY

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