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Fayette County residents can come see the Washington Court House Fire Department aid in an elephant bath at 3 p.m. This exciting event is open to the public at no charge.
Fayette County residents can come see the Washington Court House Fire Department aid in an elephant bath at 3 p.m. This exciting event is open to the public at no charge.
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The Carson and Barnes Circus is coming to the Fayette County Fairgrounds this Wednesday.


Not only will Fayette Countians be able to see The World’s Biggest Big Top Show complete with elephants, horses, dogs, and extraordinary artists performing in the center ring, on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. before the show opens, the Washington Court House Fire Department will be helping the circus wash the elephants!


There is no charge and all are welcome for this exciting event. The Carson and Barnes elephants are washed daily with special shampoo for their special tough skin. The Fire Department will be helping to pressurize the pachyderm’s shower with the nearly 500 gallons of water necessary for the spa-like experience.


It will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event to see the elephants enjoying the special spa time as they get to lie down and get scrubbed over by their handlers.


One hour before showtime, the Midway will be open with a free petting zoo, elephant rides, and camel rides.


There will be two showtimes — each show lasting two hours — at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at carsonbarnescircus.com/venue/washington-court-house-oh/ or at the Circus Box Office on Wednesday.


General admission online is $8, at the gate it is $10. Reserved and Box seating is also available for $11 and $14 online, and $13 and $16 at the gate.


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