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A Ringling Murder Mystery Dinner

April 27 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ringling Brothers Cicus Poster with 5 Brothers

Are you ready for a thrilling and unforgettable experience? Imagine enjoying a delicious dinner while trying to solve a murder mystery in a beautiful mansion, using historic figures from Baraboo’s past.  Well, look no further than our exciting hands-on dinner theater!  Who did it, where’d they do it, how did they do it?  These questions will answered, and historical facts will be revealed,  with our latest Mystery Dinner Event: an original and historic Murder Mystery Dinner Event written by Baraboo’s own Ben Bromley.


What:  A Ringling Murder Mystery Dinner

When:   Saturday,  April 27, 2024,   5 pm.

Where:  Ringling House Bed & Breakfast, 201 8th St., Baraboo, WI  53913

Cost:  $59.00, includes 1 free drink, dinner, and a whole lot of fun with murder!


About the The Ringling Murder Mystery:

It’s 1910, one hour before the start of circus season party at the home of Charles Ringling, a celebration for the owners and performers of the Ringling Brothers Circus 1910 season.  A murder has taken place at the residence, just as guests are arriving to the party.  Crutches the Clown, longtime Ringling performer and half the comic duo of “Crutches and Chuckles” has been found dead, strangled with a violin string, in the homes historic elevator.

As the circus owners and their staff assemble for the evenings gathering, a Criminologist arrives to launch an investigation.


PLEASE NOTE:   All tickets must be purchased by Wednesday,  April 17, 2024, by midnight to allow time for part distribution.  In addition, due to the complexity of arranging these events, there will be NO REFUNDS if your cancellation is made within 10 days of the event.

Approximate Schedule of the evening:

5:00 – 5:30 – Mix & Mingle

5:30 – Round 1, part A – Introductions

5:45 – Round 1, part B – Rumors

6:15 Dinner is served in the Dining Room

6:30 Round 2 in Dining Room – Motives

7:00 Round 3 in Parlor – Opportunity

7:30 Round 4 in Parlor – Method

8:00 Voting & Final Statements

What to expect at our murder mystery dinners:

As a participant, you’ll receive a role to play, materials to help you solve the mystery, and of course, dinner and one drink ticket. But here’s the real kicker – you could end up being the murderer, or an innocent bystander. It’s all part of the fun!

So, what are you waiting for? Bring your best detective skills and your creative costume to the party, and let’s solve the mystery together. And hey, if things get too intense, you can always sip on some wine, beer, or soda (available for purchase) to calm your nerves. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience – book your spot at the Mystery Dinner today!

Prizes will be awarded for:  Best Detective, Best Costume, Best Actor, and maybe more!

This murder mystery is brought to you by:

Ben Bromley

Proceeds from sales will benefit:

Friends of the Charles & Henry Ringling Estate


April 27
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Friends of the Charles and Henry Ringling Estate


Ringling House Bed & Breakfast
201 8th Street
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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A Ringling Murder Mystery Dinner
Based on Characters out of the Ringling Brothers very own circus owners and performers, this murder mystery dinner is sure to be spectacular!
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Ringling House Bed and Breakfast in Baraboo Wisconsin.