Annual Ringmaster’s Dinner

Previous Barnum Festival Ringmasters hosted the annual Ringmaster’s Dinner on May 10, 2017 to honor the 2017 Ringmaster, Terry O’Connor, and his wife, Mary Ann.

The dinner, held at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, is the official kick off of the current Ringmaster’s Barnum Festival season.

Terry was joined by past Ringmasters dating back 40 years (to 1977).

There are many events coming up to celebrate the community, and support youth programs and scholarships, all leading up to the Barnumpalooza on June 24. Check out the list of events here.

Ringmasters Pictured: 2017: Terry O’Connor, Trumbull, CT, 1992: William S. Murphy, Trumbull, CT, 2007: Larry Merriam, Easton, CT, 1989: Joseph T. Kasper, Jr., Stratford, CT, 2012: Frank J. Carroll, Shelton, CT, 2010: Thomas S. Santa, Redding, CT, 1999: Charles M. Carroll, Newtown, CT, 1993: Mickey Herbert, Fairfield, CT, 2005: James A. Carbone, Bridgeport, CT, 2014: Paul Timpanelli, Trumbull, CT, 1996: Michael C. Bisciglia, Trumbull, CT, 2000: David F. D’Addario, Florida, 1981: Andrew J. Julian, Branford, CT, 2004: Peter F. Hurst, Milton, MA, 1997: Robert L. Laska, Milford, CT, 2002: Hon. Eddie Rodriguez, Jr., Easton, CT, 1977: S. George Santa, Shelton, CT, 1988: William J. Carroll, Trumbull, CT, 2009: Michael E. Niedermeier, Trumbull, CT, 2013: John F. Stafstrom, Jr., Bridgeport, CT, 2016: Jason Julian, Monroe, CT, 2011: Armando Goncalves, Fairfield, CT, 2008: Mayor Mark Lauretti, Shelton, CT