There's been a lot of clowning around for the past two days in a place normally known for more serious business.
The Cole Brothers Circus wrapped up a two day run Tuesday evening on the grounds.
Clowns greeted "children of all ages" outside the big top and entertained the crowds inside the tent as well.
This is the first year the circus has been held at VFMA. The past several years it was staged on the Devon Horse Show Grounds. Unlike previous years there were no animal rights protestors at the exit to the grounds which were more than a quarter of a mile from where the tent was set up.
The circus visit was sponsored by the Lower Merion Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 28 which benefits with part of the profits from the four performances, parking and a concession stand on the grounds.