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Cotton Candy Circus Arts: Adding a Little Sweet to the Savory

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Spending many hours juggling flavors and walking the tight rope of not-spicy-enough to just-right, our Philly Chili Bowl competitors are not clowning around this year. However, we know some awesome folks that will help bring a little levity to this years savory circus.

The Cotton Candy Circus Arts has amazing roster of local circus-style performers including aerialists, jugglers, hoolahoopers, skaters, stilt walkers and any other kind of acrobat that you could imagine. Bringing our chili-bowlers some physical magic this year, the group will be flexing some new acro-performance routines. What exactly is acro-performance? Well, you will have to come see for yourself, won’t you? Just know that its not easy.

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Up-close Magic at Philly Chili Bowl 6

When we look at Philly Chili Bowl winners of years past, we always ask – what was in that winning chili??? They were always so tasty and so delightful that one would even think that the cooks  cooks added a touch of genius and a dash of magic.

This year we’re going to bring a dab of magic ourselves. We welcome to the 6th Annual Philly Chili Bowl, Mervant the Magician!  
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“Mervant” is a Philadelphia-based magician and mentalist who has been involved in the underground close-up magic scene since 2008.

His expertise in sleight of hand and mentalism has generated opportunities for him to perform in a wide range of venues and has lead to him sharing the stage with artists such as The Reno 911 live comedy show and singer/songwriter, Sean Kingston.

Mervant currently specializes in performing close-up magic and his style of magic gives spectators of all ages the opportunity to witness up-close miracles that leave audiences captivated, all while enjoying a few laughs.

Grab some chili, grab a beer, and get ready to be mesmerized by the magic!