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Under the big top

Circus Day starts with tent raising

Published 7/24/19

NORTH BEND – Circus Day in North Bend is Tuesday, and it starts with the raising of the big top circus tent and free tours of the circus grounds.

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will perform a pair of shows Tuesday, July 30, in the lot between NBC high school and Birchwood Manor at 12th and Walnut streets.

Now in its 34th edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. This authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Arizona Highways Magazine. It has also been featured on the A&E Special: Under the Big Top and most recently, On the Road with Circus Kids, a Nickelodeon special featured on the Nick News Program.

Between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. come watch the raising of the Big Top, then stay for the free tour. This presentation offers a unique face-to-face opportunity for visitors to learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus family and includes a walking tour of the circus grounds. Learn interesting facts about our performers, the history of our show and the different species of animals in the C&M circus family. In this presentation we will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care the animals receive.

This year’s lineup includes an All-Star group of performers and entertainers that include: Miss Simone and her breath-taking single trapeze, Miss Paulina’s proud “Big & Little” prancing ponies, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Natalie’s American Eskimo Escapades, Miss Georgia displaying flexibility to the extreme and for the first time, the Wheel of Destiny & Tight Rope by The Perez Family.

Discounted advanced tickets can be bought at Platte Valley Bank, North Bend Eagle, Mini Mart, Casey’s, Shawsky’s and Medicine Man Pharmacy.


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