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Flashback: 1988

Here are some pictures of the circus 24 years ago! Caton’s dad was the ringmaster, his sister the stage helper and his mom the costumier! Oh, and from the stories I heard from friends of the family Caton was pretty much everything. I’m not sure if that means everything he wanted or every part in the show. Those who know him know the answer!

Greg Hegwer (Red& White striped jacked) – The Ringmaster,

Sloan (purple shirt) – Backstage Manager,

Caton (black & white striped shirt) – Troublemaker,

2 Boys (superman shirt & white shirt) – Circus Volunteers.


Caton, Greg & Sloan from left to right.

I believe this picture above is from an act that no longer exists in the show. It was a magic act that involved making Caton disappear from the inside of that yellow & blue trunk.

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates” – Oscar Wilde

Go outside, take a walk, it’s a beautiful day!



2012 Contra Costa County Fair

Antioch,CA: Hello world! Circus imagination is here at the 2012 Contra Costa County Fair! Our show times are 2:30PM, 5PM & 7PM everyday!

Click on the picture below to watch the YouTube video for the Circus Imagination show – 10:30AM School Tours on Friday, June 1st . (http://youtu.be/KM0xTVwCylc)

10:30AM School Tours on Friday, June 1st

Sac County Fair Mural

Sacramento, CA: Circus Imagination had a wonderful time at the 2012 Sacramento County Fair! Here are some pictures of our good times!

Thank you everybody that joined our show! You kids are the real stars!

Remember: Go outside and play!

See you later alligator!2012 Sacramento County Fair


2012 Sacramento County Fair

2012 Sacramento County Fair

2012 Sacramento County Fair

2012 Sacramento County Fair


School Tour Video

Sacramento, CA: Here’s the video for the 10:30AM Circus Imagination show at the 2012 Sacramento County Fair!



Thank you everybody that joined our show! You kids are awesome! You were the stars of the show!

Don’t forget to have your own circus in your own backyard!

See you later alligator!

The Circus is in town!

Sacramento, CA: Hello world! Circus Imagination is here at the 2012 Sacramento County Fair! This is our second year at this fair and we love to be here performing at the Ringmaster’s hometown!

The Sac County Fair theme this year is “Eat, Have Fun & Celebrate the Red White and Blue” the fair started today and it ends on Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day. For more information about the fair check their website or contact the main fair office at (916) 263-2975. Click HERE to download the whole fair schedule.

Circus Imagination Show Times for this week are:


























Today was a very busy day for us we had a total of 4 shows! On the first two shows we were happy to welcome the SCHOOL TOURS at 9:30AM & 11AM! Meaning we had a bunch of hyper kids very willing to join the circus! We maxed out on those first shows reaching our maximum of volunteers – about 30-35 kids per show! It was so great we just looove filling up all those parts because we get to do the acts we don’t usually do all the time such as the circus Strongman!

At our last two shows we had about 15-20 volunteers at a time, they were a little more calm but had just as much fun! Below are some pictures of the highlights of the day!

Thank you to all the kids who joined our show today! You guys were awesome! You are the stars of the show! Don’t forget to have your own circus in your own backyard!

1 Marco the Lion Tamer and his ferocious animals!

2 All the volunteers from the School Tours!

3 Costumier doing hoop tricks before the show!

4 Circus Imagination’s petting zoo!

5 The amazing Zazel the Human Cannon Ball!

6 You think one kid makes a mess? How about 30? =]

7 Tina the Tight Rope Walker!

That’s it for today folks! See you tomorrow at the fair!

In the beginning it was fun. In the end, it was all for fun. And in between is where it tickles most!

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! http://www.youtube.com/CircusImagination 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 http://www.youtube.com/CircusImagination

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!

Circus SweatShop…

Los Banos, CA: I had to post these pictures not only because they are cute but also because these kids really helped us out at the 2012 Merced Spring Fair! During most fairs that we have visited for a while there is always a group of kids that stick around our circus tent 24/7. They are always asking:”Can we help?” So I finally came up with a couple chores they can do.

2012 Merced Spring Fair

Picture number one: Whisker Straightening!

2012 Merced Spring Fair

Picture number two: Clown Trash Pick up!

Of course if they stick around after the show there’s always a bunch of work to do putting everything away… But they always seem to vanish at those moments… =]

Oh, and don’t worry everybody the kids here at the circus sweatshop don’t work for free, they work for face painting! hahaha

See you guys soon!

Getting ready!

Yuma, AZ: Hello world! Circus Imagination is here at the 60th Annual Yuma County Fair! The fair starts tomorrow April 6th and it ends on Sunday, April 8th.
We are very excited to be here for the very first time! We can’t wait to create a bunch of magical circus moments & memories with the kids from the Yuma County! 
Today we spend the day touching up some last minute upgrade



s…. Such as the cannon for Zazel the Human Cannon Ball, as you can see in the picture, but it isn’t ready yet.  I’ll post another picture tomorrow once we test it in the show for the first time!
Here are our show times for the week:
Tue – 3:30pm & 7pm
Wed – 2pm, 4pm & 7pm 
Thu – 1:30pm, 3pm & 5pm
Fri  – 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Sat – 11:30pm, 3:30pm & 6pm
Sun – 1:30pm, 4pm & 6:30pm

Well that’s all for now folks!