They arrive each year; I remember that some 15 years ago we visited the same circus with our children, then at the age of 7 or 8. I asked them, and they could both vividly recall the clown "Patate". We adults thought him to be very amateuristic, but somehow he must have made a big impression to our kids!
Anyway, here is the sketch, made from our veranda.
The next day the circus was gone.