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Clowns might still be scary, but they’re only one slice of the circus pie. Maybe you’re not afraid of juggling. You might be surprised at how many festivals dedicated to that time-honored talent there are. Maybe acrobatic arts or rings of fire are more your thing. You can find those, too. People from all over the world are bringing these talents to places near you. Look, laugh, be awestruck and cringe at the things you know you’d never be able—or want—to do. So, if you’re wondering if there are circus and acrobatics festivals nearby, there probably are, so grab your calendar, a pencil, scroll up and start jotting down some notes (or, if you’re under 35, type them in your smartphone). Just close your eyes when you see the clowns.