Hear the rattle of the tracks as the train comes rumbling into your town. You know whats coming. A menagerie of strange and exotic creatures that most children have never seen up close.
The whistle blows and the steam hisses as the train starts to come to a stop. And even before it is completely still, men in suspenders and raggedy pants and worn shirts start to pour off of the giant steel beast like ants from a mound.
The yells and hoops and hollars as they start to work. Some bringing off giant rolls of canvas, and some leading large animals from their personal carriages.
It has finally arrived. You can smell it. You can hear it. The hammers start to ping in a rythmic beat. Ping, Ping, Ping, ping..... a contintuous beat of the muscle that is going to bring to life the most wonderful of creations that will hold an event that is timeless.
It is up and we are ready. All day we have waited since beginning to see the signs posted on the local store windows.
Are you ready?
Then "Bring on the Show"
The first of my vintage circus banners is now posted in my Etsy store.