Black Mountain Egg Hunt draws big crowd

Posted on March 21, 2016
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The annual Black Mountain Egg Hunt drew a big crowd this year, thanks to unexpected dry weather and warm temperatures. Jahsh and I entertained for two hours straight with balloons, juggling and magic. This was our seventh year at this delightful event.

Thanks for all the smiles in 2015! Booking the 2016 Holiday Season fast, dont miss out!

Posted on February 9, 2016
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Greetings from Mountain Circus Arts! We had one of our best holiday seasons ever and November and December 2016 dates are filling up fast.


We are excited to be returning to the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) for all three events, May, August and October. We are also delighted to be returning to Black Mountain again this year to entertain for Black Mountain Parks and Recreation. We are so proud of this relationship that offers the opportunity to perform for our local community four times through the year with four different styles of characters. From Elves to fire eaters and jugglers, we’ve become favorites of the community.

Looking forward to miles of smiles in 2016!

Atlanta appearances spark the season

Posted on November 24, 2015
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Elf appearances with Papa Elf started on November 7th and 21st near Atlanta at the Mall of Georgia! Look for him there again after Thanksgiving on Sunday November 29th and every Sunday throughout the holidays including December 20th.

Papa Elf will also be at Lenox Square in Buck Head this coming Saturday. December 5th will feature a Santa’s Breakfast with Papa Elf at Mall of Georgia. The weekend of December 5th will feature additional Elves, Dipsy and Opensleigh, at both malls. Papa Elf will be holding down the home front with local appearances.

Gearing up for Elf Season

Posted on October 30, 2015
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Elf appearances with Papa Elf start on November 7th near Atlanta at the Mall of Georgia! Look for him there again on November 21st for a big Santa parade event and December 5th at a Santa’s Breakfast. Papa Elf will also be at Mall of Georgia and Lenox Square in Buck Head for most of December. We have additional Elves in the mix this year as usual.


11/7 Mall of Georgia, Cookies with Santa – 9:00 am-12:00 pm
11/21 Mall of Georiga, Santa Parade – 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
11/28 Lenox Square, Santa Set – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
11/29 Mall of Georgia, Santa Set – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
12/5 Mall of Georgia, Breakfast with Santa – 9:00 am-11:00 am
12/5 Lenox Square, Santa Set – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
12/5 Black Mountain Circle of Lights – 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
12/6 Mall of Georgia, Santa Set – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
12/12 Lenox Square, Santa Set – 12:00pm-6:00pm
12/13 Mall of Georgia, Santa Set – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
12/19 Lenox Square, Santa Set – 12:00pm-6:00pm
12/19 Black Mountain Downtown – 5:00pm-8:00pm
12/20 Mall of Georgia, Santa Set – 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

The Flame Master is back!

Posted on March 14, 2015
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UPDATE 3/26/15 Look for The Flame Master at the following locations so far:

June 20, 2015 Haywood Public Library, Waynesville, NC
August 5, 2015 Hickory Public Library, Hickory NC

And now for something completely different! Torch, Flame Master of the Universe, came back to perform today for the first time in almost twenty five years.

The event was at the Haywood County Public Library in Waynesville, NC where he was part of a showcase for the North Carolina public library system. Three other performers showed off their talent as well including two story tellers and Professor Whiz Pop, a local magician who I have had the pleasure of working next to as a street performer in Asheville over the years.

The showcase was at the end of an all day event by the state library system. Librarians from over twelve counties and fifty libraries were in attendance and the show case offered the opportunity to see performers that they might want to hire for their summer reading programs. I have been a regular performer at the Hayood Library for several years now.

My show went great, starting with fire safety lessons and juggling and magic inside and then moving to fire juggling and fire eating outside. Hopefully it will prove fruitful and I’ll book awesome library shows for the summer.



Posted on December 9, 2014
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It was a busy and wonderful weekend with Elves working from Atlanta to Asheville.

Dipsy and Hans entertained guests at two malls this weekend near Atlanta, Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead and the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Papa Elf worked for Santa last week at the two malls and he will be appearing again for the next two weekends.

Meanwhile this weekend, Papa Elf had fun at Black Mountain’s Holly Jolly on Friday and performed at Black Mountain Recreation’s annual Circle of Lights at Lake Tomahawk on Saturday evening after the Christmas parade.






Mall of Georgia Update

Posted on November 11, 2014
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Papa Elf had the pleasure of leading Santa in the Christmas parade at The Mall of Georgia last Saturday. What a great mall! The Elf Opened the evening with a juggling show for a wonderful crowd.

Mall of Georgia

Mall of Georgia

Papa Elf will be at The Mall of Georgia every Sunday afternoon from 11/30 through 12/21.

Papa Elf at The Mall of Georgia

Posted on November 7, 2014
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Papa Elf will be ushering in Santa at The Mall of Georgia this coming Saturday afternoon and evening in Buford Georgia. This is a new client for Mountain Circus Arts and we are thrilled to provide our services to such a great mall.


It’s the most anticipated event of the year…Santa’s arrival!
Mall of Georgia invites families to welcome the arrival of the man in red in the Village from 5 – 9 p.m.! This spectacular celebration includes the Christmas Parade, performances by the Academy of Performing Arts Superstar Dancers, the 50 foot tree lighting and a special Movies Under the Stars screening of Elf on an impressive 55-foot screen! Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Come early, grab a spot and experience this exciting holiday tradition with the entire family!
Sponsored by AutoNation Toyota
If you are interested in being a vendor or participating in the parade please contact Carol Cox at

We will also be there every Sunday from November 30th through December 21st.

We will be at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta every Saturday from November 29th through December 20th.

Spring and Summer

Posted on August 23, 2014
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We’ve had an action packed Spring and summer, thanks to all our wonderful clients! These photos are of us at the recent Gardner Webb University freshman orientation day.




Enjoying a wide range of events!

Posted on May 13, 2014
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Just as I suspected, the new ground layout at LEAF was super cool. The Roots Family Stage, which has been down near the entrance for the last several years, was located up on the hill near family camping. And like I mentioned in my last post, the kid areas were spread out through the grounds giving me plenty of gatherings for entertainment.

The recent flurry of Malls, Universities, festivals, local businesses and parties have has been a blast.

Our next big show will be at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee NC for an audience of over 800! Please stay tuned, I’ll post more on that event soon.

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