The closest I’ve come to the circus is the terrible 1970′s era circus wallpaper in my bedroom as a small child! But I’ve always wanted to go see the circus, watch amazing acrobatic feats, and see spectacular shows!

This May, my family will be going to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! And, two readers from my blog get to win family-4 packs of tickets to go!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Dragons – MAY 10-13, XL Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents DRAGONS! For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty share the arena during this must-see event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth!

Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believe in the unbelievable! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together… to bring your family together!

I can’t wait to see the show and tell you all about it!

Discount Code for tickets purchased for this show at the XL Center in Hartford, May 10-12, 2012:


Valid for the following shows:

  • Thurs., May 10 at 7PM
  • Fri., May 11 at 10:30am & 7pm
  • Sun., May 13th at 1pm & 5pm

Details: Valid on $28 and $22 price levels, Valid on, by phone or XL Center Ticket Office. Additional Fees May Apply. 


WIN IT: Two readers will receive a family 4-pack of tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnumb & Bailey Dragons show at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Winners may select the show date. ARV $112. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY RULES: Open in the US only. Please be aware that the winners of this giveaway will receive tickets ONLY for the Hartford, CT showing; please enter only if you have a geniune ability to use these tickets for yourself or someone who can attend at this location! Winners are selected randomly with a WP Plug-in. Winners will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to reply to claim their prize. No person may win this giveaway twice. Fulfillment handled by XL Center Marketing.

DISCLOSURE: I was sent tickets to this show in return for promoting the event. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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  • Jenkins May 15, 2012, 8:38 am

    My children do love to visit at circus, this is a perfect place for a great fun, especially for the whole family…

  • Eileen April 23, 2012, 8:33 am

    I would love to take my kids to the show, they’ve never been!

  • Jack April 22, 2012, 5:38 pm

    My favorite thing to do with family thank you for oppurtunity

  • Valerie Scheer April 18, 2012, 6:49 am

    We love the circus! It is 180 degrees of entertainment! Never a dull moment there! =)

  • Kevin Dinan April 18, 2012, 3:17 am

    The Kids would LOVE to see this !

  • Kevin Dinan April 18, 2012, 3:16 am

    The kids would love to see this !

  • CareyPence April 17, 2012, 9:41 pm

    The last time I went to Ringling Bros was when I was little. Its one of the first big shows I remember going to see, we went early to see the elephants and other animals. So Fun!! I would love to take my kiddos now.

  • nannypanpan April 17, 2012, 8:22 pm

    the last time i went to the circus was with my niece, now i want to take my son

  • Jennifer Mirock April 14, 2012, 3:35 pm

    I have never been to the circus, but my 6 year old has been BEGGING me to go this year. He would absolutely LOVE to be able to go!

    • Donna LaPiana April 15, 2012, 7:55 pm

      The circus is very cruel to their animals. Be compassionate and do not go to the Ringling circus.

  • Trista Hummel April 14, 2012, 2:58 pm

    I’ve never been to any kind of circus, much less a really big and exciting one like this. So, it would definitely be a fun adventure!

  • Kevin E April 13, 2012, 11:46 am

    We love going to see the animals before the show, and the all access pre-show!

  • Zanita .H April 13, 2012, 6:33 am

    As we were growing up going to see Ringling Brothers left us with wonderful childhood memories and no matter how much older I am they are still the BEST circus in town. Just an affirmation as to how GREAT they are my teens & preteens still love to go and to me that says something.

  • Lisa April 12, 2012, 1:51 pm

    I LOVE the circus. I take my kids to the Big Apple Circus in Stamford every year and they enjoy it so much. Who doesn’t feel like a kid at the circus. And being pregnant, I do enjoy the food too! Would be so excited to win this!
    I +1′d this give away on Google+ for you.
    Thanks!! -Lisa

  • emily April 11, 2012, 9:32 pm

    I would love to go to the circus, I cannot even remember the last time I went. So Amazing

  • Jen N April 11, 2012, 4:49 pm

    My almost two year old has an amazing attention span and loves to dance and sing. The circus would be a great experience for her and a fun family time for my entire fan!

  • Meaghan April 11, 2012, 3:11 pm

    I have a 2.5 yr old and I think it would blow his mind to see all that is in a circus. I can’t even remember for sure if I have been to one. I think it would be an awesome family outing. Thanks for offering it! (PS. i couldn’t seem to leave a comment for the Chef giveaway -but Im gonna keep looking to try to figure it out, and I follow you on twitter but Im private so I am not able to @ you – @BellOrelBaby)

  • Ronell April 10, 2012, 9:51 pm

    I would love to take the boys to the circus again! The last time we went our middle child was just a baby, so I would absolutely love for him to be able to experience the Circus at 4years old now!

  • Brett April 10, 2012, 1:41 pm

    great giveaway! i want to winnnnnnnnnnn!!!

    plus, i love seeing the kids’ faces when they see all the animals. and the performers. the bouncing and the acrobats….cool stuff.

  • Leslie April 10, 2012, 11:23 am

    Im entering to take my family to see the circus, my girls and I had a small taste of the circus two years ago at the Big E, it was awesome! I can only imagine what this would be like!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sandra92 April 10, 2012, 10:34 am

    Circus is truly fun and excitement, this is one of the best activity I have with my family… I am pretty excited to watch it…

  • Leanne April 10, 2012, 7:00 am

    Wow! This is the most exciting activities for my family, how I wish we can be there and cherish the excitement in these moment…