34th Annual Tent Raising

June 1, 2019
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Our Big Top Tent Is Located at 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
Join Big Top Chautauqua friends and volunteers Saturday, June 1 to help hoist the 160’ x 70’, 950-seat, 2,000 pound all-canvas tent for Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua’s 2019 season.

The fun begins at 7AM as we unroll five giant 400 pound rolls of canvas. By 10AM we normally have the canopy rising off the ground. After a break for lunch we complete the truss work while beginning to hang the sidewalls. By about 4 or 5 we are ready to share in the hard-won feeling one only gets following a good day of effort. Whether you stay all day or just come for an hour, there’s always something to do with enjoyable camaraderie. The weekend roustabouts and Big Top "roadies-for-a-day" travel to Bayfield each year from far and wide to sling some canvas, share a meal, swap stories and perhaps play a little music.
• This is a FREE community event, and everyone is invited to participate
• The only job requirements are energy, enthusiasm, and a little bit of elbow grease
• Lunch will be served to the workers
• We do suggest that volunteers bring a pair of work gloves – and a camera
• For questions please contact us at 715-373-5552 or volunteer@bigtop.org
• NOTE: Tent raising may be rescheduled due to weather or other variables.

Jun 1
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua