Jungle cat trainer Trey Key tames Francis the Lion, King of the Jungle. (Courtesy Photo)
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The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will present the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus on Wednesday, April 17, next to Splash Around Car Wash in Columbus, New Mexico, located 30 miles south of Deming. The circus will perform two shows scheduled for 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Now in its 29th 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 bg 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.
From 9-10 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 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.