The Circus is coming to town: Plainfield Town Council approves Venardos Circus event

Compiled by Nicole Davis

The Plainfield Town Council met Aug. 14 for a regular council meeting. The meeting was live streamed for members of the public who could not attend. The council meets at 6 p.m. for a work session and 7 p.m. for a council meeting on the second and fourth Mondays each month, at 591 Moon Road. Agendas and meeting minutes can be found at The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 28.

WHAT HAPPENED: The council approved for Poag to conduct a Significant Special Event (a circus) at the Shops at Perry Crossing beginning on Sept. 20 through Oct. 2, 2023, subject to final approval by public safety agencies, per the Development Services Report.

WHAT IT MEANS: Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format dubbed “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Doors open one hour before each showtime with preshow entertainment and fun circus photo ops. Classic circus treats like Popcorn, Cotton Candy, House-made all-natural Pink Lemonade, and more are available. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Complete show schedule available at or visit for more information.