The Venardos Circus: Family Fun in Horizon West

The Venardos Circus: Family Fun in Horizon West

Thank you to The Venardos Circus for hosting my family for this fun, local circus!

The Venardos Circus is an animal-free, Broadway-style circus. That’s right, composed of all people, you’ll find some singing, some jokes and a lot of very talented people in this show. If you love watching shows that showcase talent, you’ll love this show! It’s a family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy. There’s an inspirational part to their story, about following your dreams.  I loved that part. You can feel the passion and drive that the performers put into this show and that makes it even more special.

They started with one small tent and a big dream and now they have turned this international circus performance into a year long tour! Y

The Venardos Circus happens to be in Winter Garden / Horizon West right now until November 24, 2019. The tent is located on the corner of Hamlin Groves Trail and New Independence Parkway.  We hope they will return to this area again next year so be sure to tell them how much you enjoyed their show.

The Ring Master Who Shared His Dream with Us

A few tips to help you have the best experience:

1. Arrive early for the pre-show.  The pre-show starts an hour before the show officially starts. Kids can go up on the stage and play with scarves and interact with the performers.  This was my daughter’s favorite part so I wouldn’t miss it! Also, it gives you the opportunity to get better seats.

2. Prepare for the weather and bugs.  On the night we went it was a little warm and I did see one mosquito. You may want to have bug spray. If you have a very young one, consider a stroller fan and/or layers. Although it’s in a tent, it’s like being outside.

3. The seats are not tiered so it may be harder for younger children to see if sitting in their own seat.  A closer seat, an end seat or sitting on a parent’s lap may help.

Pre-Show Party on the Stage

A Family Circus – Including Families Performing Together

And don’t forget the snacks… We had some lemonade and it was delicious!

Also, did you know that ALL of the snacks are plant based / vegan?  That’s right! The popcorn, cotton candy, pretzels and even the cheese are all vegan. This circus is both fun and compassionate and I couldn’t love that more!

See some video clips and more over on my pinned stories on Instagram here.

Have you been to The Venardos Circus? Tell me what you thought about it in the comments here.

Giveaway for The Venardos Circus Family 4 Pack!

Giveaway for The Venardos Circus Family 4 Pack!

Thank you to The Venardos Circus for hosting me for this event and providing the giveaway featured in this post! The photos and information in this post were provided by The Venardos Circus.

Who would love to attend a Circus performance in the Horizon West area? Our area is still newer and I’m always looking for family friendly events that are close to home. I’m very excited to share that I will going to the opening night of The Venardos Circus and you have the opportunity to go to opening night as well with this giveaway for a Family Ticket Pack.

Simply follow along our adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and then use the Rafflecopter to enter to win the prize: A Family 4 Pack of Tickets to attend the November 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM Venardos Circus show.

You will find plenty of information about The Venardos Circus below but some special highlights as this Circus is animal free and there is a sensory friendly show available. Keep reading for all of the important information including how to win or buy tickets for the show.

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So what is The Venardos Circus? Dubbed, “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show” Ringmaster Kevin Venardos brings world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style. With remnants of traditional circus brought into modern day feel, they have aerialists, acrobats, juggling, hand-balancing/contortion, comedy, magic, musical production and much more!

Are there options that are sensory friendly? Yes! There is a sensory-friendly version scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14th at 7:00 p.m. Geared toward families with children who need a bit of a lighter touch when it comes to entertainment, there will be softer lights, lower volume of music  and no loud sounds or pops. Prices are also reduced a bit for this show.

Where is The Venardos Circus? They will return to Winter Garden, FL, with performances at 16045 New Independence Pkwy, Winter Garden, 34787 (corner of New Independence Pkwy and Hamlin Groves Trail) from Nov. 6-24th, 2019.

When is The Venardos Circus? Showtimes are on weeknights, Wednesday through Friday, at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

When should we arrive? And how long is the show? There is an interactive pre-show party one hour before each show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission.

How much are tickets? General Admission Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth under 12 yrs. Babes in arms are free with a paying adult (24 months and younger). Premium Reserved seating is priced from $35 to $45.

Will there be food available to purchase? Classic circus treats like popcorn, nachos, fresh-made cotton candy and natural pink lemonade and more are available.

Full details and tickets at

Leave a comment below telling me what you’re most excited for about The Venardos Circus! (Hint: This is also an entry!)

Our Newest Adventure: The Adventurers’ Abode

Our Newest Adventure: The Adventurers’ Abode

Our Newest Adventure

It is with great excitement that I’m sharing with you the big news on our newest adventure…

We are building our Dream Home: The Adventurers’ Abode!

Our current home is in a great neighborhood with great neighbors, but it was clear for about a year or so now, it’s just not our home. We need a little more space and little more our style. Two and a half years ago, our adventures (also known as work haha) brought us to the Orlando area. I found out I was pregnant the same week we moved here so we quickly found a home so we could have a space for our baby and dogs. But as time went on, we realized it just didn’t fit us well.

So we started in on a search for our Adventurers’ home base.

We spent hours upon hours looking around the area we currently live which is just north of Magic Kingdom, exploring the different options. We found a smaller neighborhood with the most beautiful amenity center. We will be able to see fireworks from the back yard and be at Disney in just a few minutes. And the home layout, size and design options were perfect. So we were sold pretty quickly, signed the paperwork and are on the journey of building a new home now!

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Does this contract say I get the master suite?

Hawksmoor Mattamy Orlando Blogger Horizon West

Amenity Center

Hawksmoor Mattamy Orlando Blogger Horizon West

Model Home Kitchen

We are so excited for our newest adventure and would love to share it with you. I will be documenting our process of building a home from ground up here and I hope you’ll join us in seeing this adventure unfold!

What’s your best advice for buying a new home?