March 26 - Big Top Circus is Coming to Town!
Thanks to the sponsorship of Paris Area Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Paris, Arkansas on Monday, March 26th at The North Logan County Fairgrounds with two scheduled performances at 5:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Now in its 28th 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
This year the circus is proud to present Skeeter as the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Advance Clown. Skeeter will be in town on Wednesday March 14th from 1-3:30 pm to visit schools, day cares, recreation centers, libraries, and senior centers. She might be seen in stores, walking down Main Street or handing out the official 2012 Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Coloring Contest sheets.
Skeeter got her clown start at the early age of 9 years old in Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Ringling Clown College and has spent much of the last 25 years traveling around the country – clowning around.
Skeeter’s clown program educates students and community members about what a day in the life of a clown is really all about. She spends time talking about the different types of clowns and the history of the circus. Skeeter will delight audiences with her unique style of clowning, comedy and true love for the circus.
Bring your friends and family out circus morning to watch as a familiar place in your town is transformed into a bustling Circus City. Activity swirls around the grounds as animals are unloaded, the Big Top is erected, and rigging is prepared for performances later in the day. Enjoy the magic and tradition of the American Circus with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. watch the raising of the Big Top, then stay for the FREE Tour. This presentation offers a unique face-to-face opportunity for families, schools, and interested community members to meet and 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 our Circus Family. In this presentation we will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all of our animals receive.
In recent years the Tent Raising and Morning Tour has become a popular program for families and interested community members. It is presented in a way everyone, young and old can learn many interesting facts about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Family. This is a special part of Circus Day that should not be missed.
On circus day, our performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute show. This year’s lineup includes an All-Star group of performers and entertainers that include Miss Simone and her amazing trapeze, Miss April on the Rolla Bolla, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, and lets not forget the performing Jungle Cats that will certainly have you on the edge of your seats. All with original music written by the talented, Matt Margucci from Los Angeles, California. Our performers are sure to amaze and delight audience members of all ages.
SAVE MONEY by purchasing your tickets in advance. Advance tickets are available at: the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce, CV’s Family Foods, Circle S Convenience Store & 22 Foods Convenience Store. Prices for advance tickets are $6.00 for children ages 2 to 12, children under 2 are always free, and $9.00 for adults. On show day tickets will be $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children. Buy your tickets early and save.
For more information or to purchase tickets with a credit card call 866 BIG TOP 6.
Circus Day Schedule (times may vary)
Between 9:30 & 10:00 a.m. – Tent Raising & FREE Tour
4:30 p.m. Midway & Box Office Open (pony rides, moonbounce, concessions and more)
5:00-6:30 p.m. – First Show 7:30-9:00 p.m. – Second Show