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America’s Favorite Old-Fashioned Big Top Circus is Coming to Town!

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Gaylord Bowling Center, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming Gaylord, MI – Saturday, July 10, 2021 to the Gaylord Bowling Center located at 1200 Gornick Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735. Now in its 36th 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, 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.

Tent Raising & Tour:

On circus day between 9:30 and 10:00 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, daycare centers, and community members to meet and learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus. Learn 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. This is a special part of Circus Day that should not be missed!

Circus Performances:

Our circus performances will be 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. bringing 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. See Miss Simone and her breathtaking single trapeze, Miss Paulina’s proud “ Big & Little” prancing ponies, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Logan Jimenez with his Cockatoo Review, Emilie Dean with her amazing feats of aerial strength, the Wheel of Destiny, and back by popular demand, the Russian Swing by The Perez Family. But, lets not forget our favorite performing Jungle Cats, Soloman & Delilah, presented by Mr. Trey Key, that will certainly have you on the edge of your seats! All accompanied by original music composed by the talented, Matt Margucci from Los Angeles, California.

Our performers are sure to amaze, delight and entertain the audience members of all ages beyond your wildest imagination.

For more information visit our FaceBook page with videos, photos and comments from past sponsors and patrons. For a direct link you can go to and click on the FaceBook link.

SAVE MONEY by purchasing your tickets in advance at the following location:

• Gaylord Bowling Center

• Gaylord Family Fare

• Gaylord Chamber of Commerce

• Otsego County Sportplex

Prices for advance tickets are $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors (65 and over) and children (2 to 12), children under 2 are always free.

Advanced tickets can also be purchased online 10 days before the show at until 10:00 pm the day before the show. On show day tickets will be $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for seniors/children.

Support your community and save money by purchasing your tickets early. For more information, call 866 BIG TOP 6, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central Time everyday or email at

Circus Day Schedule (times may vary)

Between 9:30 & 10:00 a.m.– Tent Raising & FREE Tour

1:00 pm Midway Box Office Opens (pony rides, moonbounce, concessions and more)

First Show 2:00 & 3:30 p.m.

Second Show 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday July 10th at the Gaylord Bowling Center 1200 Gornick Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

P.O. Box 813, Hugo, OK 74743

(580) 326-8833

Fax (580) 326-8866


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