circusEUGENE, Ore. — A purple tent has popped up across the street from Autzen Stadium–that’s because the circus has arrived in Eugene.

Vegas-based American Crown Circus calls itself a stage performance show.

But this circus doesn’t have exotic animals. There are 12 performers, including trapeze artists and magicians.

“Everybody has to have a double hat. Some of the girls you’ll see working on the trapeze are also in the back sewing up the costumes or are the ones taking care of the way the circus looks,” said Robert Osorio, circus owner.

It’s the second time the group has provided a circus for the Eugene Shriners.

This show is one of the biggest fundraisers for the program.

It starts Thursday and goes until Monday.