The circus is coming to Asheville, but before the fun there's some work that needs to be done.
Crews with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus have been hard at it today at the US Cellular Center.
The big show opens Thursday night and runs through Sunday.
Performers say the "Fully Charged" edition has a lot to offer.
Dean Kelly, Circus host & clown, "we have incredible acrobats from Russia we have a strong man from Mangolia, he's a direct descendent from Gaghis Kahn. It's absolutely amazing he spins telephone poles around his body, it's absolutely phenomenal."
Of course there are plenty on animals too, including camels, elephants, horses and dogs.
For more on times and ticket information, just click here.
And join us Friday, when we head down ourselves for this week's Hometown HotSpot!