Circus Historical Society Annual Convention
July 18-21, 2018
Baraboo, Wisconsin



The Circus World Museum is a large museum complex in Baraboo, Wisconsin, devoted to circus-related history. The museum, which features not only circus artifacts and exhibits, but also hosts daily live circus performances throughout the summer, is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society and operated by the non-profit Circus World Museum Foundation. The museum was the major participant in the Great Circus Parade held from 1963 to 2009.


Convention Highlights

Convention Sheduale is subject to change, all changes will be updated as quickly as possible.

Al. Ringling Theatre

A special tour of the recently restored and truly resplendent Al. Ringling Theatre, America’s oldest and among the most elegant of motion picture palaces.

Circus World Museum

Registrants will receive a ticket to Circus World Museum that will serve as an entry pass to the world-class attraction throughout the duration of the event.

Big Top Circus Parade

Baraboo’s Big Top Circus Parade & Circus Celebration will roll through the street on Saturday morning, July 21, starting precisely at 11:00 AM.

CHS Benefit Auction

The annual CHS Benefit Auction, a rollicking happy event with rare and unusual gems at bargain prices.

More Details

  • Cancellation request submitted before June 18, full refund.
  • Cancellation request submitted a er June 18, full re- fund less $25.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellation requests submitted a er July 9 or no show, NO REFUND.
Book your reservation now at the Clarion Hotel; 626 West Pine Street; Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913, telephone 608-356-6422. With two queen-size beds per room, the rate is $129.00 per night ($143.84 total with fees and taxes). Reservations should be made di- rectly with the hotel (not through the Clarion website or reservation center). Tell the reservation desk that you request the Circus Historical Society room block to receive the speci ed rate. Room reservation cut-o date is June 1. Rooms are limited, immediate reserva- tions are recommended.

Convention check-in commences at Noon, Wednesday, July 18, in the Clarion Hotel lobby. Plan to arrive early to take advantage of included arrival day a ernoon activities. A separate, additional mod- est charge will be incurred at check-in time for the his- toric circus homes tour, if you desire to participate.

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