History. Community. Recognition.

Visit the Circus Ring of Fame® in sunny Sarasota, Florida

The Circus Ring of Fame® Foundation, Inc.

The Circus Ring of Fame® recognizes those persons who have made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus over the span of a career. With over 150 inductees from around the world, the “Ring” began in 1988 as a way to honor world famous circus performers and the rich circus heritage of the Sarasota area.

Each year honorees are nominated by the public and voted on by former inductees, historians, scholars and  members of the global circus community.