Giveaway: Sweet Can Circus tickets

NOTE: This contest has ended.

A few months ago, Cirque Eloize’s Nebbia came to Fayetteville and gave us a good lesson on what a modern day circus was all about. It also provided an excellent real-life definition of what the words “holy cow awesome” mean.

This week, Sweet Can Productions is in town at the Walton Arts Center and from the looks of the promo materials we’ve received, their performances seem equally as fun.

Beginning tonight and lasting through Wednesday, the Sweet Can crew is hosting several Open Circus Studios for families at 6pm. Cost is just $5 per child (ages 7-16) and parents get in for free. Folks will get to watch an open rehearsal by Sweet Can and they’ll also get the chance to test their skills with circus apparatus like aerial silk, trapeze, rolla bollas, and juggling equipment.

On Thursday, the troupe will begin a string of 4 performances of their Yes Sweet Can show in the Starr Theater and we have a pair of tickets to give away for opening night (Thursday July 30, 7pm) to one lucky winner.

How to enter
This one’s simple. If forced to join the circus, which act would you be best at? Trapeze? Clown? Bearded lady? Use this list of circus skills if you need help. Just leave a comment and name something and you’ll be entered to win a random drawing that will take place today at 5pm (July 30).

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 5:00pm CST on Monday, July 27, 2009.
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

Thanks to the Walton Arts Center for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, visit or call 479-443-5600.

[Photo by lucylarou via Flickr and Creative Commons 2.0.]