LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Family fun is here in Lynchburg! For the first time since 2019, Lynchburg’s River Ridge welcomed back the Vernardos Circus as a part of its “Let’s Build A Dream” tour, which will run until March 12th.

“The return of Venardos Circus has been highly anticipated by the community,” said LJ Nadal, marketing manager for River Ridge. “We are thrilled to welcome them back to River Ridge and can’t wait to see their incredible performances.”

The Broadway-style animal-free troupe will be performing 14 shows, including a festive preshow that will begin an hour before showtime, as well as classic circus refreshments.

Parking is free near the West End entrance to the property, and tickets are on sale here for the following prices:

  • Children under 12 – $16.95
  • General admission for adults – $27.95
  • Premium Gallery Seating – $38.95
  • Ringmaster VIP Seating – $49.95

“We encourage guests to explore the property, including new retailers they have yet to visit, and perhaps enjoy a snack or meal before the show,” said Nadal. “We are excited to see more guests come out to enjoy some great entertainment while seeing all that River Ridge has to offer.”

Times for the event are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, March 3 — 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4 — 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 5 — 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 8 — 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 9 — 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 10 — 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11 — 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 12 — 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. 

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