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Check out the "Announcements" tab for lots of interesting and important event-related info!

Please note: YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET IN ORDER TO SIGN UP FOR SESSIONS. Purchase tickets here! (You will be sent an email invitation to the Sched within 24 hrs of purchasing your ticket.)


Special events: Join us each day for additional sessions, programs and hangouts!

Scavenger Hunt - an ongoing competition during the Festival: complete and submit challenges for a chance to win a prize! http://scavr.app/join/W5oAM1g2Grp5VxYb1Eb6

Circus History and Trivia Contest, Sunday at 6PM ET/ 3PM PT 

  • Do you know the origins of stilt walking?? Find out the answer to this and test your knowledge of circus history and culture!

Hangouts each day join your peers at 5PM ET/ 2PM PT!

  • Talk about what you learned that day and connect with other youth circus artists from around the country!

Showcase Gallery: Watch circus acts from other youth all over the country!



Wider community activities: 

Omnium: A Bold New Circus transports the audience into a world of wonder, inspiring all with extraordinary feats of human accomplishment and the astounding potential of the human spirit. Experience the stars of international circus, from all four corners of the globe as they perform jaw dropping spectacles. With full inclusion, both in and out of the ring, we celebrate our diversity and create joy, laughter, and inspiration. We enrich empathy among all people and inspire healthier communities through shared positive experiences.
At the time of broadcast audience members will have the option to select their preferred experience; Typical Video, Plain Language Video, American Sign Language Video, or Audio Description Video.

AYCOFest 2021 participants are invited to see Omnium: A Bold New Circus with a special discount code which will be active during the festival. $10 tickets American Youth Circus Organization tickets (general admission is $25, that’s $15 savings!) can be accessed by using the code aycofest2021 at checkout.
Here is how to access your tickets:
1) Visit our ticket sales page.
2) On the calendar, select the date and time that you would like to watch the show.
3) Click on "Enter promo code"
4) Type in aycofest2021 and click "Apply"
5) $10 tickets will now be visible for you to select, and you can complete your order!

Alternatively, this link to Eventbrite automatically reveals your discounted tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/129142389363/?discount=aycofest2021

During AYCOFest we have shows on Saturday 4/17 at 11:00amET, 3:00pmET, 7:00pmET, and 10:00pmET and on Sunday 4/18 at 12:00pmET, 4:00pmET, and 7:00pmET.


Safety Policy

Please make sure your Zoom account name is the same as the name you registered with. Attendance will be taken at the start of each session, and attendees will be required to briefly turn on video to verify their identity.

AYCO/ACE Event Minor Safety Policy:

  • Please note: no private communication between adults and minors (always copy another person on emails, have another person on Zoom calls, etc)

  • No tolerance rule for cyber bullying, harassment, or inappropriate behavior 

    • To limit possibility of private communication between adults and minors, and to limit opportunity for cyber bullying, the private chat function will be disabled

  • Participants will be removed from session by tech host if any violations of safety policy or inappropriate behavior (e.g. hate speech, nudity, etc) takes place, and not allowed to return to the event



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