This Way To The Barnum Pub Fest

Barnum Publick House
Pub Fest starts at Barnum Publick House Downtown.

Join jugglers, sword swallowers and other circus-themed performers at the Barnum Festival Pub Fest this Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring seven Downtown destinations offering reduced price Ringmaster-themed drinks, and light buffet at each venue. The evening starts at the Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad Street and ends with the after party at the spectacular Bijou Theatre including a concert by Barnum’s Belting Beauties.

One $20 ticket includes reduced-priced drinks, light buffet at each venue as well as after party and show at the Bijou. Plenty of free parking Downtown.

Tickets available at and ticketing partner The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue. Event tickets for the annual salute to showman and entrepreneur P.T. Barnum can be purchased online 24/7 or by calling the Bijou Box Office, open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at (203) 332-3228.

Bijou Theatre
This way to see Barnum’s Belting Beauties.

“The new vision Barnum Festival pays tribute to Mr. Barnum’s entrepreneurial spirit to bring people together to showcase a revitalized Downtown,” says Barnum Festival Executive Director Elaine K. Ficarra.

“The Pub Fest kicks off a festival week in high gear followed by Ringmaster’s Ball, Barnum Sails The Sound, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops, Sky Blast fireworks, Champions on Parade, Barnum’s Got Talent vocal competition and Great Street Parade,” says 2014 Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli.

“The Bijou Theatre is honored to partner with the Barnum Festival as a destination for festival events and venue for ticket promotion,” says Bijou Theatre director Kathy Reynolds. “The Belting Beauties musical trio has crafted a special set list for the night of the Barnum Pub Fest and we’re excited about hosting the Barnum’s Got Talent vocal competition. Mr. Barnum would be proud.”

Belting Beauties
Barnum’s Belting Beauties, Jenifer Menedis, Maggie Pangrazio and Christy McIntosh will play Bijou on June 20 night of Pub Fest.

Participating Pub Fest venues: Barnum Publick House, Bistro B, Tiago’s, Martini Bar at Holiday Inn, Bare Tapas, Two Boots and The Bijou Theatre.



    1. Jennifer,
      Does the persona of a ringmaster, the guy with the top hat, whistle and whip, have anything to do with folks dancing on the bar? Last year the Official ringmaster cut quite a figure in costume and probably practiced some whip-cracking, too. Moving on to 2014, what is going to promote dancing on the bar? What has Paul Timpanelli “Barnum” been practicing? Time will tell.


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