Tag Archives: circus imagination

Brand New Website: Interactive and Fun!


Somerset, CA: Here it is kind of a “beta” version of our future website. I developed it so both children and adults could enjoy and have their own little areas to read about the circus.

For the grown ups check out the Home Page it’s filled with information.

It starts with a short bio of the circus and a news feed from our blog. Scrolling down you’ll learn about our new business Clown College, find our Social Media links. There’s also a character biography, a Video and a circus freebie Desktop Background download.

The Circus Page has a quick run through the whole show, with short explanations and pictures of the acts in the show. The right column I filled up with newspaper / magazine quotes about our show. My favorites are on the top!

The Characters Page is definitely for the little ones! Right now there are only 3 characters biographies: Tina the Tight Rope Walker, Sandow the Strong and Bobo the Clown.

The Calendar Page has our Google Calendar, already updated with our 2015 confirmed events. On Book Now you’ll find our contact information. Here’s a sneak peek:

Did I mention what Clown College is? We developed this amazingly fun are where children can learn basic circus skills. Juggling, balancing, walking on stilts, hula hoop tricks plus a maze to play in! Oh, and they can also be amazed by our Giant Soap Bubbles. It’s a popping frenzy!

Another new Circus Imagination Production is the Be Bop Fairy, with a pinch of pixie dust and many magical bubbles. She does giant soap bubbles, face painting, LED and FIRE hula hoop performance.

Circus Imagination returns to the Merced County Spring Fair

From the Los Banos Enterprise 

mgaytan@losbanosenterprise.com April 25, 2014 

(view original)

 — Inside a colorful circus tent is where imaginations run wild at the Merced County Spring Fair. Ringmaster Caton Hegwer and costume coordinator Carol Raintree-Hegwer handpick kids from the audience to take part in an interactive show designed to get children to use their imaginations.

The duo is a husband-and-wife team who took on the family business as their own. Now traveling throughout the West Coast, the couple perform at a number of fairs and festivals.

With them, they bring a 30-by-30-foot tent, costumes and props, and leave it up to the imaginers to do the rest. While Caton Hegwer emcees the show, his wife dresses the kids in costume, and guides them to perform a show straight out of a make-believe scene.

“It’s a fabulous show,” said Karen Searle, owner of Fair Executives, a company that manages fairs, and helps market for Circus Imagination. “It’s not just interactive for the kids and their parents, even the audience enjoys it.”

The show attracts 4-year-olds and up and lasts around 20 to 30 minutes.

The purpose of the show is to try and teach kids there are lots of things to do outdoors,” Searle said. “You can have a circus in your backyard using things you have at your home, just by using your imagination.”

Access to Circus Imagination is free with paid fair admission.

On the Road Again…


Somerset, CA: So another season starts! Hooray! This winter our little circus got so many amazing upgrades! Curious? I’m sure you guys will love them all!

First of all we have a new backdrop! (The big hand painted canvas that hangs between the ladders) We have been using the beautiful artwork of Criss Raintree (Caton’s Mom) for many years, and we have been thinking about “retiring” it for a while, but the amount of work and patience it takes to hand paint a canvas that big kept us from it. Until now! 

We also have spent all winter creating adorably cute cartoon-like circus characters! They are featured on the new backdrop, will soon be in our website and also in the buttons/badges we have as souvenirs of the show.

We have a new circus act! Yay Yeah! It’s called: “The Flying Circus.” Let me tell you a little bit about it. Taking in consideration how much kids play video games in their little electronic devices, we decided to take one of those famous video games and turn it into a real life game! So we took the whole concept of Angry Birds and transformed it into a human slingshot game! You are going to have to wait and see! 

Now we are on our way to our first fair: Pinal County Fair in AZ! It starts next week and I promise to post many new pictures then!

May this 2014 season be even more fun than the last!

See you at the fair!


On our way to Monterey

heartpostersideASomerset,CA: Circus Imagination is packed and ready to take the train on the road to another event! This year the theme for the 2013 Monterey County Fair is “At the Heart of It All” check more info by clicking here.
Fair starts on Aug 28th and ends on September 2nd. Circus Imagination will have daily shows, free of cost, just pay to get into the fair.
Check back for more pictures and some really funny videos we are planning to shoot with the kids on this next week for our youtube channel!
See you later alligator!

2013 Lyon County Fair


Yerington,NV: Hello everybody! We had a great time at the 2013 Lyon County Fair! It was our first time here and we felt we got a great feedback from the local community.  At first kids seemed a little shy, but a couple days into the fair we already had build a troop of loyal little fans that kept on coming back for the circus! Oh, and for the face painting!
Here are some pictures of our cute face painting designs and of our darling Champagne Sisters!
Hope to see you all again next year!


Mother Lode Flashback

Sonora, CA: Hello Everybody! So in 1987 Circus Imagination was at the Mother Lode Fair, led by ringmaster Greg Hegwer and costumier Criss Raintree. This year, 26 year later, Circus Imagination was back at the 2013 Mother Lode Fair with the second generation: Ringmaster Caton and costumier Carolina! Below are the newspaper clippings from the 1987 Mother Lode Fair! Also some pictures of our show this year!

Pretty cool huh? Keeping the circus in the family and the family in the circus!

Show times at 2013 Redwood Empire Fair


Ukiah, CA: Hello everybody! We are almost at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.
THU – 3:30pm 6:30pm 8:30pm
FRI – 3:30pm 6pm 8:30pm
SAT – 2pm 6pm 8pm
SUN – 2pm 6pm 8pm

Here is the 2013 Redwood Empire Fair schedule: download

See ya soon!

On our way to Redwood

Somerset,CA: Hello everybody! The
Circus is getting ready to go to the Redwood Empire Fair next week! It’s located in the cute little town of Ukiah, CA.
1055 N State St Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-3884
The fair start next Thursday and ends on the following Sunday.
Come on over and have some fair fun with us in the beautiful mountain side!
For more information go to:
Look fot the big blue and yellow circus tent near the pond!
See you later alligator!