Thanks to the sponsorship of Soroptimist of the Redwoods, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s favorite big top circus is coming to Garberville on Thursday and Friday May 16 and 17 at The Benbow exit with scheduled performances at 7 p.m. on Thursday and 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
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 to the circus in the morning of the first day 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 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the first show day, 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 performers, the history of the show and the different species of animals in the circus family. In this presentation we will also address topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all of the 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 there is a brand new tent. This is a special part of circus day that should not be missed.
On circus day, performers bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute show. This year’s all-star group of performers and entertainers includes Miss Simone and her amazing single trapeze, Miss Paulina’s proud prancing ponies, the Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Natilie’s American Eskimo Escapades, the Ayala’s with unforgetable foot juggling, a Rola Bola and certainly the hair raising Hair Hang.
But don’t forget the favorite performing jungle cats, Soloman, Delilah and Francis, presented by Mr. Trey Key, 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. The performers are sure to amaze, delight and entertain the audience members of all ages beyond the wildest imagination. The costumes alone are certainly of Vegas quality.