The 2013 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair is in the books, but the Fulton Jaycees didn't have too much time to rest after the oftentimes hectic event before organizing a different kind of circus.
The Fulton Jaycees will be hosting the Carson and Barnes Circus to the fairgrounds Sunday, Sept. 15. The family-owned bigtop will set up and host two shows, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to the Jaycees.
Jaycees member Martha McGrath said the circus contacted her, looking for a host venue to do a show in Fulton. McGrath and circus officials both agreed the fairgrounds would be "a great place to do it."
"For us, it's a community event," McGrath said. "We're not looking to make a profit; if we do, it's great, but if not, that's fine too. We just wanted to do something else at the fairgrounds in the fall for families to bring their kids."