Thorndale Chamber sponsoring Culpepper & Merriweather Circus


Francis the Lion and trainer Trey Key are just one of the many highlights of the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus that will be in Thorndale on Oct. 14. 
Lacey Terrell/Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Francis the Lion and trainer Trey Key are just one of the many highlights of the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus that will be in Thorndale on Oct. 14. Lacey Terrell/Culpepper & Merriweather Circus THORNDALE— Thanks to the sponsorship of The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to Thorndale Monday, Oct. 14 at the Thorndale City Park, with two scheduled performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are on sale at a discounted price at Thorndale locations: The Downtown Café, Thorndale Meat Market and Rockdale Federal Credit Union-Thorndale Branch. Prices for advance tickets are $6 for children ages 2 to 12, children under 2 are always free and $10 for adults. On show day tickets will be $13 for adults and $7 for children.

This authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured in numerous television shows, newspapers and magazines.

Between 9:30-10 a.m. Oct. 14, spectators can 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 our 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 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 they have a brand new tent.

On circus day, performers bring 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 that include: 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 rediculas Rola Bola and certainly a hair raising Hair Hang. Lets not forget our favorite performing Jungle Cats, Soloman, Delilah and Francis, presented by Trey Key.


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