It’s back and gonna be a Bash!

Without a doubt September is my favorite time of year..

The kids are back in school leaving me with a few hours of quiet and calm and it means that the circus is coming to Portland!

barnum bash portlandThat’s right, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® are coming back to Portland this month with their circus show titled “Barnum Bash.”

“Barnum Bash” is hosted by the Ringling Bros.® Ringlettes and it’s sure to be the swankiest circus party in town. Barnum Bash showcases the most amazing international acts. Some we’ve seen in past shows, but some are new including Dimitri the Strong Man and Hand Balancers. All the acts are tricked-out for the circus party and ready to perform wild feats of wonders and strength, to contemporary pop music and in 21st century Barnum style. The story is about how veryone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown, who just wants to be part of the fun. The show is sure to be filled with outlandish thrills, hilarious high-jinks and majestic animals.

ringling barnum bailey barnum bash portlandAs always there will be a fabulous pre-party for all ticket holders that starts an hour before the show. You’ll be able to meet some of the performers, try our crazy clown costumes, and see the animals backstage!

So, when is Barnum Bash coming to town??

Mark your calendars folks, they will be here September 13th-16th.

Show Times:

  • September 13th- 7:00pm
  • September 14th- 7:00pm
  • September 15th- 11:30am, 3:30pm & 7:00pm
  • September 16th- 12:30pm & 4:30pm

Tickets are $42 (VIP Floor), $30 (VIP), $20 (Third Level). You can purchase tickets at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® site or at the Rose Quarter Box Office.

You didn’t think I’d end this post without a giveaway did you?!?

Of course not!

This is going to be a quick one though since I need to have the name to the box office by Friday at noon.

If chosen you will win a family 4 pack of tickets to the showtime of your choice.

Tickets will be available at the Will Call window on the day of the show you choose. You must present a valid ID when you pick them up so be sure to leave me the name you want the tickets under.

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me which date and showtime you would like to attend.

That’s it!

I’ll randomly select a winner Friday, September 7th at 9am PST. The winner will be notified by email and then their information will be forwarded to the box office.


Disclosure: Due to my partnership with Feld Entertainment and R/West PR, I received tickets to attend the show. I’m hosting this giveaway thanks to them.


  1. Id love to attend, Friday, September 14th at 7pm! It would be my sons first circus show!!

  2. Jennifer Wood says:

    We would love, love, love to go any time … but would choose Saturday the 15th at 7:00!

  3. Michele Rodocker says:

    We’d love to go as well! Saturday the 15th at 3:30 would be ideal! Thanks for the giveaway, hope we win!

  4. Kaitlin Duos says:

    I’d like the September 15th at 11:30 am 🙂

  5. Toby Cummings says:

    My son would love this! Saturday the 15th at 3:30, please!

  6. Nicole Blane says:

    Sept 15th at 7:00pm

  7. Tara Hawkins says:

    I would love for our family to be able to attend the Sep 17th 430 showing! thanks for offering these tickets!!! Tara

  8. Tara Hawkins says:

    Opps I ment sunday the 16th Sorry Tara

  9. Valerie Blaha says:

    What a great treat for the end of my kindergartener’s first week! If we win, tix to the Sunday 12/16 12:30 show would be best. Thanks!!

  10. Zephyr Kamph says:

    September 16th at 4:30!!

  11. Anne-Marie A. says:

    i think sept 14th at 7pm would be our first choice.

  12. Natasha Dillon says:

    I would love to win the tickets for the September 13 show. That is my husbands 35 birthday and as we are both unemployed if would serve as a wonderful suprise birthday present. To be able to take him and our 3yr old daughter to the circus would be amazing!

  13. September 16th. at 12:30pm

  14. I think the 14th at 7pm would be out top pick. – Thank you

  15. heather acker says:

    Would love to take my kids September 14th 7pm. This is great of you. Fingers crossed

  16. Saturday the 15th at 7 pm would be our pick

  17. Sarah Harper says:

    Sounds like fun! September14th at 7pm would be awesome:)

  18. Dianna Beck says:

    Would love ot take the kids, I never have taken them to a circus yet. Sunday @ 12:30 would be great

  19. Delta Duff says:

    September 16th 1230pm

  20. September 16th. at 12:30pm.

  21. Kate jenkins says:

    We would LOVE the 16th at 12:30 🙂

  22. Brandon D says:

    Sep 16th @12:30 !!!!

  23. Stacee Hurst says:

    We want to go! 🙂 We’ll go anytime, but the 15th at 11:30 is our first choice.

  24. Jenny Riddle says:

    We would love to go on Sunday for the 12:30. How fun would that be!! Thanks for the chance:) Hope you guys have gotten into the swing of things for school.