The Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds are so excited to welcome Culpepper and Merriweather Circus to Escanaba.

Now–a little taste the morning of a circus outing.

A.M. attendees can also see the performers and their props, the circus tigers, and other animals while learning about their care, training, and personalities.

Now—a little taste of Showtime:

There will be moon bounce tents, face–painting booths, delicious circus treats like: cotton candy, snow cones, caramel corn, liquorish ropes, and much more—

such as multiple acts including 9 foot unicycle fire juggling, the massive wheel of destiny, trapeze dare– devils, and much more.






America’s Favorite Old-Fashioned Big Top Circus is Coming to Town!
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Delta County Chamber, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite
Big Top Circus is coming Escanaba, MI – Wednesday & Thursday, July 14 & 15, 2021 to the U.P.
State Fairgrounds located at 2401 12th Ave. N. 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 5:00 & 7:30 p.m. both days. 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
breath taking 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:
• Delta County Commerce Center – 1001 N. Lincoln Rd.
• Premier Real Estate Escanaba – 118 N. 22nd St.
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 Hour Before Show Midway Box Office Opens (pony rides, moonbounce, concessions and more)
First Show
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Second Show
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
P.O. Box 813, Hugo, OK 74743
(580) 326-8833 Fax (580) 326-8866