Linn County Leader.com
Posted Aug 8, 2012
Marceline, Mo. — Thanks to the sponsorship of The Marceline Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Marceline, Missouri on Sunday, August 19th at the Industrial Park. The location, formally known as the Old Airport, will hold two scheduled performances at 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 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.
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.
The action begins between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. so come 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 have 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 and now we have a brand new tent! This is a special part of Circus Day that should not be missed.