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… Read More

2017 Barnum Festival Ringmaster Selected

Terry O’Connor, executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, has been named the 2017 Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. “The Barnum Festival is proud and honored to have Terry O’Connor as the 2017 Ringmaster. I… Read More

2016 Barnum Festival Royal Court Chosen

King, Queen, Prince and Princess named; will join 2016 Ringmaster Jason Julian in upcoming Festival events (Bridgeport, CT, May 1, 2016) – Four area high school juniors were chosen Sunday as the new King, Queen, Prince and Princess of the… Read More

Barnum Fest picks Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren

Introducing your 2016 Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren! Sophia Atehortua, 9 a third-grade student at Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport was chosen to portray Lavinia Warren, and Malcolm Dennis, 10, a fourth grade-grade student at Curiale School will join the… Read More

Jason Julian Named 2016 Barnum Festival Ringmaster


(BRIDGEPORT, Sept. 2, 2015) — Jason A. Julian of Monroe, 46, principle of Julian Enterprises will be the 68th Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. The P.T. Barnum Foundation Inc. Trustees and the Barnum Festival LLC Board of Directors made the… Read More

Fairfield and Stratford Residents Named Barnum Festival Volunteers of the Year


(BRIDGEPORT, Sept. 1, 2015) — Linda Lauritano of Stratford and Angelo Palmieri of Fairfield were named 2015 Barnum Festival Volunteers of the Year. The announcement was made by 2015 Ringmaster Fred Hall at the Festival’s annual Volunteer Picnic held recently… Read More