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(WBIR) There will be plenty of clowning around this weekend in East Tennessee as the circus is in town.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be presenting its Super Circus Heroes show at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum starting Thursday evening.

The touring production features circus animals, clowns, high-wire acrobats and aerialists.

10News reporter Katie Roach headed into the main ring Thursday morning to learn a bit about what it takes to be a circus clown.

Show times:
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets are available online, by phone at 865-656-4444 or at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum box office.

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