Miss Simone on the trapeze during her last visit to Farber.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thanks to the sponsorship of The Farber Evening Lions Club, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus, is coming to Farber, Mo. on Tuesday, August 21 at Farber Ball Park with two scheduled performances at 5 p.m. and 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.
Area residents are encourage to visit Farber on circus morning to watch the town be 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.
Between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. will be 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.
Those attending can learn interesting facts about the performers, the history of the show and the different species of animals in the Circus Family. In this presentation Circus officials 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 and now the Circus has a brand new tent.
On circus day, the performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute performance. This year’s lineup includes an All-Star group of performers and entertainers that include Miss Simone and her amazing single trapeze, Miss Lana’s Feathered Friends, Miss Paulina on the Web, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Angel Perez with juggling, The Silverlake’s sizzeling whips, Karina and her hoola hoops, The Perez Russian Swing and lets not forget the performing Jungle Cats, presented by Mr. Trey Key. The event is accompanied by original music, written by the talented, Matt Margucci from Los Angeles, Calif.