American Youth Circus Festival

From August 16-20 2017, Trenton Circus Squad will host the American Youth Circus Festival.  The Festival is organized by the American Youth Circus Organization and details of the event can be found on their website.

 Photo: Jenna Lowery

Photo: Jenna Lowery

The event runs from Wednesday evening August 16 through midday Sunday August 20.  We encourage Squad Members to attend all four days.  Tickets are available from AYCO, above, with an early-bird rate until March 31.

Trenton Circus Squad has some special opportunities for those local to New Jersey:

  • Active Squad Members based in Trenton or with significant financial need may request a scholarship from Trenton Circus Squad. E-mail or talk with Mr von Oehsen before March 15 2017.
  • Trenton residents who are not active Squad members may buy tickets from us at the reduced price of $250 for four days.  Please complete the form below.
  • Area youth who would like to attend for one day only may buy a $120 "sampler" day pass for Saturday August 19 directly from Trenton Circus Squad. Note that these passes are not available from AYCO. Trenton residents may be eligible for a scholarship for these, so please write "scholarship" in the Notes section below if this applies to you.

Trenton Circus Squad will be performing in one or both of the showcases, and all active Squad Members who attend the festival will have the opportunity to perform in an ensemble act.

If you have questions about the content of the festival, please review the AYCO website, or contact them directly.  If you have questions about buying tickets, please contact Mr von Oehsen

Name *
To find out what's included in this pass, visit the Festival website, then return here to order your discounted ticket. Note, this offer applies to those resident in the following zip codes only: 08618, 08641, 08609, 08611, 08608, 08625, 08638, 08629, 08610
The one day "sampler" pass is perfect for youth aged 8-17. It includes three workshops in juggling, partner acrobatics and either beginner trapeze or tightwire. MORE DETAILS?