Circus of Chefs … The Gala

Coming back in 2021!

Out of an abundance of caution for everyone’s health and safety, and knowing the financial hardships now facing restaurants, wineries, and breweries, Circus World Museum Foundation is cancelling the 2020 Circus of Chefs…The Gala, which had been scheduled to be held on June 14, 2020.  Read below to learn more about the event and stay tuned for more information as we move through our current crisis.

What is the Circus of Chefs…The Gala?

For 19 years, the Circus of Chefs…The Gala has been Circus World Museum’s primary fundraiser. It is the cornerstone program that generates our support of Circus World – a 64-acre national landmark and Wisconsin State Historic Site. Monies raised have helped acquire original Ringling structures and build new facilities, expand the world’s most comprehensive circus library and research center, and contributed to annual operating expenses; including the live performances and educating and entertaining children of all ages from Wisconsin and across the United States.

What Happens at the Gala?
Guests mingle with friends; sampling sumptuous savories and bidding on a gargantuan array of silent auction items, while live soft jazz provides the ambiance. Guests purchase numbered corks, which they take to a cage wagon to claim their bottle of wine or liquor. Everyone is a winner in the cork sale, and some take home a truly exceptional wine or premium spirit. The evening culminates with an outstanding circus performance featuring Circus World’s galaxy of professional circus stars.

Outstanding Support for Circus World
In 2019, longtime table sponsors, supporters, chefs, restaurants, vineyards and breweries joined with newcomers in all categories and generated over $173,000 for Circus World through sponsorship’s, ticket and table sales, auction items and donations of goods and services.

This annual event provides unparalleled support for Circus World’s operations, performances and Library & Research Center services.

2019 Table Sponsors

2019 Food and Beverage Sponsors