Drake Day Circus is Aug. 27

It’s going to be a circus Saturday, Aug. 27, at Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville.  The fourth annual Drake Day Circus will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The annual event is modeled on circuses that traveled to Titusville, Pithole and other locations throughout Pennsylvania’s oil region during the 1860s.  Visitor feedback from last year’s Drake Day Circus was overwhelmingly positive, and this year’s event will build on that success, according to museum site administrator Melissa Mann.  “Every year we work to expand on the previous years’ successes, creating new and exciting experiences for our visitors.  This year’s circus will see the addition of a tightrope walking act to our main stage shows,” said Mann.  A professional circus troupe from Bacchanal Promotions of Detroit, Michigan, will headline the museum’s Drake Day event, performing acts of juggling, fire eating, magic, contortion, tightrope walking, fortune telling and more.  Signature circus performances will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with various strolling performances occurring throughout the day.  Visitors should take chairs and blankets for lawn seating around the main performance stage.  The Drake Day Circus will also feature Jungle Terry’s exotic animals, 19th century style games and music, an antique photography booth and blacksmith and coopering demonstrations.  In addition, visitors can enjoy handson activities in the Discovery Zone, a vintage band organ provided by DeBence Antique Music World, food booths operated by the Friends of Drake Well and all of Drake Well Museum’s interior and exterior petroleum history exhibits.  Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for youths ages 3 to 11 years old.  A special group admission rate is available for this event.  The fourth Annual Drake Day Circus is sponsored by several local community organizations and businesses.  Drake Well Museum and Park is located off of Route 8 south of Titusville.  The facility’s summer and fall hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tuesdays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m.  Sundays. Drake Well Museum and Park is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with Friends of Drake Well and is part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History.  For more information about the fourth annual Drake Day Circus or other museum programs, interested persons may call 827-2797 or visit the museum’s Facebook page.