And apart from a special after-dark, adults-only show, it’s all family-friendly. So pack up the kids, your camping gear and maybe some outlandish costumes — why should the performers have all the fun? — and head for the Happy Ass Ranch, 202 CR 368 in Lake George (which is about two hours away, northwest of Colorado Springs). Get there by 5 p.m. tonight to maximize your circus time, and plan to stay through Sunday evening. Tickets are $40 for all three days, including camping; you can also get a day pass for $25 if you think your capacity for circus-themed insanity might be limited. Find a complete schedule and other information at www.happyassranch.com.
Aug. 17-19, 5 p.m., 2012