Category Archives: Chowchilla Madera County Fair

1000 South 3rd St
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-3728

We love to Clown Around

Chowchilla, CA: Hello world! Where do I start? Today was a very busy day for Circus Imagination here at the 2012 Chowchilla Madera County Fair! Our first show today was at 11:30 AM and it was one of a kind, we had 3 toddlers in it! It was a funny chaotic one-act circus, check out the picture below.

Our second show at 2:30 PM was a very big one and we posted the video on our youtube page! Click on the little camera below to watch it!

We are a children participatory circus, so we pick kids out of the audience to be part of our show. We ask them to show us big smiles to get picked, instead of the regular hands up. Look at those great smiles below!

In between our shows we always have some goofy kids hanging around… So why not play around a little and document them embarrassing themselves? Check out the two silly clown strong dudes below and the clown balancing the cane right next to them! Here at Circus Imagination a clown nose is like a green light to silliness, and if you can laugh at yourself, oh well… everybody else can too!

Our last show of the day was at 5:30PM and we had a bunch of come-backers! Below are our adorable Champagne Sister from Paris, France – the Circus Imagination acrobats.

Look at that… we all love to clown around! I’m pretty surprised I could convince 3 girls to get their faces painted like clowns!! And take a look at the upgrade on the Champagne sisters face design! Those girls below stayed at the circus all day hanging out! They played around our set so much that after our last show they put up their own circus for us to watch! It was so great! They had the Champagne Sisters act, the strongman and even a quick wild animal presentation! Too bad the Beatles cover band was going on at the same time on the main stage so my video of them doing the circus has bad sound. We love seeing that because that’s our main goal here: to get kids to use their imaginations and play outside! These girls will definitely go home and have their own circus!

Thank you to everybody that joined and watched our show today! You guys are great!

Oh well that’s it for today! See you guys tomorrow!


HEY GREG!à P.S.: Something else happened today worth mentioning. Right after our second show we had a parent come up to tell us he was a dragon at Circus Imagination in the late 1990s at the Merced Spring Fair! He remembered Caton “being this tall” – as he pointed out at his waist – and running around. That was when Greg Hegwer was the Ringmaster & Criss Raintree the Costumier! (For those of you who don’t know Carol & Caton are the second generation, Caton’s parents started the whole thing in the late 1980s with a couple friends).

Ageless Fun!

Chowchilla, CA: Hello everybody! It’s going to be a wonderful day here at the 2012 Chowchilla Madera County Fair! Yesterday we had three very fun shows, below are some pictures and if you click on the little camera you can even watch a 3min video of our highlights! The video is at our Youtube page, for those of you who don’t know it’s

Fun is definitely ageless. Don’t you agree? Where does that concept that “fun is for kids only” comes from? Here at Circus Imagination our motto is: If you can imagine it we can turn it into fun! Again, there’s no age limit for imagination. Even through the age range of our “target audience” is 3 to 12 year old kids, we have had volunteers from ages 2 to 50!

The more fun you have, the greater your value to yourself and to your society. The more fun you share with others, the more fun you have!

See you later alligator!

Another Day…Another Fair!

Chowchilla, CA: Hello world! Circus Imagination has arrived at the 2012 Chowchilla Madera County Fair! The fair starts today (May 17th) and it ends on next Sunday (May 20th). The theme this year is “Country Pride, County Wide”. The Chowchilla Madera County Fair is located at 1000 South 3rd Street  Chowchilla, CA 93610 for more information call the main office at (559) 665-3728.

Circus Imagination SHOW TIMES:

Thursday 17th

1PM, 3PM & 7PM

Friday 18th

1PM, 4PM & 7PM

Saturday 19th

11:30AM, 2:30PM & 5:30PM

Sunday 20th

1PM, 3PM & 5PM






Below are some pictures of today’s shows! See you later!

Gorilla on the loose

Chowchilla, CA: Hello everybody! So let me tell you about Circus Imagination’s weekend at the 2011 Chowchilla Madera County Fair: On Saturday we had three shows, one at 11:30 AM, one at 3:30 PM & 5:30 PM. They were all special in their own way, we had Tight Rope Walkers, Lion Tamers, lions, crazy monkeys, giant elephants, acrobats, cannon balls and so much more! Circus Imagination welcomed Little Miss Madera, 8 year-old Kylie as Tina the Tight Rope Walker! And she was full of grace, enthusiasm and let me say, she had no problem at all with the stage! Thank you Kylie for joining our circus! Your energy is contagious and we hope to see you again next year! Below is her picture.

On Sunday Circus Imagination also had three shows, one at 1 PM, one at 3PM and another at 5 PM. Before our first show we had a little circus problem! Gorilla on the loose! And oh my he was a strong one! We had to send a search party after him, but believe it or not, he decided to come back by his own. I guess he smelled the banana bucket we had for him! We definitely owe it all to 16 year-old Logan from Chowchilla High School, we could not have done it without you! Below is a picture of our gorilla on the loose!

So it all comes down to an end… Circus Imagination would like to thank the Chowchilla Madera County Fair for having us at the fair and also to all the kids that joined and watched our show! You guys’ smiles and surprised faces make it all worthwhile for us! Hope to see you all again next year!

That’s it kids!

Ringmaster Caton & Costumier Carolina

Circus Circus Circus Time!

Chowchilla, CA: Hello everybody! Circus Imagination is now at the 2011 Chowchilla Madera County Fair! The fair started on Thursday and it was a great day for the circus! We had three shows, one at 1PM, one at 3 PM and another at 7:30 PM. They were all unique in their own way, as usual! We had a 2 year old Lion Tamer that completely blew our minds and did everything he was told and even added a little twist to the show! Below is a picture of him and his troop of wild animals!

We also had a very special circus with the very talented and talkative 5 year old Annie, from Madera. She performed the part of Tina the Tight Rope Walker and also of Calamity Oakley the amazing Cowgirl! Thank you Annie for joining our circus! We hope to see you again next year!

Friday was also a very fun day for Circus Imagination! We had three shows, at 1 PM, 4 PM & 7PM. They were all full of excitement and excited kids! In the last show of the day all our volunteers were girls! The ringmaster almost went crazy with all our talking and giggling! And right after our show, and in the stage right in front of our circus tent, the Chowchilla Madera County Fair presented Gallagher – Sledge O Matic! We had a lot of fun listening to his odd jokes and watching him smash food all over the stage – and audience!

For more information about the Chowchilla Madera County Fair contact the main office at (559) 665-4501 or just come by, the fair is located at 1000 South 3rd Street, Chowchilla, CA 93610.

See you later alligator!