Big top circus coming to Hart Monday.

June 25, 2021

Big top circus coming to Hart Monday.

HART — Thanks to sponsorship by the Oceana County Agricultural Society/Oceana County Fair, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, is coming to the Oceana County Fairgrounds Monday, June 28.

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.

On circus day between 9:30 and 10 a.m., the public is welcome to watch the raising of the Big Top, then stay for a free tour. This presentation offers a unique face-to-face opportunity to learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, including facts about the performers, the history of the show as well as the different species of animals in the circus family. The presentation will include topics such as hygiene, grooming and the veterinary care all the animals receive.

Circus performances will be at 5 p.m. and 7:30 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. Performances include; 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, let’s 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 performances are accompanied by original music composed by the talented, Matt Margucci from Los Angeles, California.

For more information visit the CM Circus 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 tickets in advance at the following locations:
• Culpepper & Merriweather Circus on Facebook
Prices for advance tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for seniors (65 and over) and children (2-12), children under 2 are always free. Advanced tickets can also be purchased online before the show at until 10 pm the day before the show.

They can also be purchased at the Silver Lake and Hart Visitors’ Bureau in Hart, Fifth Third Bank in Hart, PM Collision in Mears, Hansen Foods in Hart, Wild Bill’s ATV Rentals in Silver Lake, Merten’s Farmhouse Market in Elbridge Township, Cherry Hill Supermarket in Shelby and Up North Farm Market in Pentwater.

On show day tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for seniors/children. For more information, call 866-BIG-TOP6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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