Circus Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus coming to Elgin later this month.
The circus will be in Elgin on Tuesday evening, July 28. Show times will be 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location for the circus will be the empty lot behind Elgin Public School (weather permitting).
Sponsored by the Elgin Ko-Ed Group, Michael Moser said arrangements have been made, in case of rain, for the circus to be held at another location inside the city limits.
Advance tickets are available at the Bank of Elgin, Dean’s Market or from any EKG member.
Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages two to 12. Tickets on the day of the show will be $13 for adults and $7 for children.
The public is invited to come watch the tent raising between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on July 28.
According to their website, Culpepper & Merriweather Great Combined Circus had very humble beginnings. In 1985, Robert Johnson, Jim Hebert and Curtis Cainan started a small show. The three alternated announcing, performing and selling concessions during each performance for the first year. They didn’t sell tickets, instead relying on donations received from passing a hat at the end of each show.
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus was based in Queen Creek, AZ until 2001, when new ownership moved its base of operations to Hugo, OK, deep in the beautiful Red River Valley. Hugo is known as “Circus City, USA” for a good reason. They are the 20th circus to call Hugo home since 1941, and the third active circus currently operating from the seat of Choctaw County.