We go to one or two shows at the Big Top Chautauqua every summer. We like to get there early so we can enjoy the scenery, look over the gift selections, pick out a table to eat at, and meet/chat with friends, We eat there too, just because it's part of the deal. Pulled pork sandwiches are great but best of all are the berry sundaes. Yum! In approximately 20 years, we've never been to a bad show. We've seen Don McClean, Judy Collins, The Nelsons, Riders in the Sky, Garrison Keillor, Joan Baez, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and many others up close and personal The in-house shows are also excellent and most of the entertainers stick around to meet, greet and sign autographs.