The Circus Tent

The Circus Tent 

We Need Your Memories!

Circus Tent Print

Efforts are underway to apply to the State of North Carolina to place a highway historical marker for The Circus Tent event, which operated for 20 years in KDH.  An application process is involved, and to qualify, you must show that the subject is of statewide historical significance. 


EMAIL: Please email the Town at with your experiences/memories of The Circus Tent.  Make sure to include your name, address and email.  Feel free to include any scanned photos, etc.


MAIL: You can also mail your experiences/memories of The Circus Tent to:  Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Kill Devil Hills, P.O. Box 1719, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

This will help in the application process to show that The Circus Tent affected so many people’s lives!

Circus Tent Memories

Following are some of the slides given to the Town by Reverend Hank Wilkinson, who had the idea for the Circus Tent back in the late 1960s.  We have about 80 slides and an audio of Reverend Wilkinson presenting them.  Our intent is to combine the audio and slides into a digitized slide show, or film, and have it provided to the Government Channel / Current TV for airing.  We will also provide a custom link on this page, when it is completed so you can watch the video any time.  In the meantime, we'll be adding more stills from Reverend Wilkinson's slide show.