Barnum Festival Announces Martin D. Schwartz as 2019 Ringmaster and Meet the Ringmaster Dinner on Tuesday, November 27

Martin D. Schwartz of Fairfield, the retired President and CEO of The Kennedy Center and a long-time community leader and advocate, has been announced as  the 71st Ringmaster of The Barnum Festival, one of the region’s best-loved annual traditions. The… Read More

2018 Barnum Festival Royal Family Exits the Big Top

When the last clap of fireworks burst into the sky the night of July 1, signaling the end of the 2018 Barnum Festival, it capped off a whirlwind eight weeks for the members of Ringmaster Johnny Vazzano’s Royal Family. Since… Read More

2018 Ringmaster’s Golf Tournament

The Festival will host golfers in an 18-hole tournament with lunch, dinner, and cocktails, as well as prizes for first and second place winners on May 24th, 2018. Grab your clubs, grab your pals, and come one, come all to… Read More

Barnum Festival to Host Sail the Sound Event on June 9, 2018

The festival will host guests at a dockside picnic dinner and sunset cruise along the Long Island Sound to benefit Barnum Festival activities and scholarships. BRIDGEPORT, CT (November 17, 2017) The Barnum Festival is one of Bridgeport’s longest and finest… Read More

Barnum Festival Hosts 70th Annual Meet the Ringmaster Dinner

  Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport hosted 2018 Ringmaster Johnny Vazzano and ringmasters of the past forty years this Monday. BRIDGEPORT, CT (November 6, 2017)– The Barnum Festival, one of Bridgeport’s best-loved annual traditions, kicked off the new Ringmaster’s season with… Read More