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The Greatest Show on Earth has roots right here in Wisconsin. The Ringling brothers started their circus in Baraboo in 1884, later joining with Barnum & Bailey in 1919 to create Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. When a circus, a fair or a carnival came to town, it was cause for celebration. We think the results of the Best of Madison readers poll are cause for celebration, too. Each year, Madison Magazine reveals the best the city has to offer as chosen by you, our readers. Step right up to find out which businesses, people and places were voted to the (big) top of our 38th Annual Readers Poll.
If you missed out on casting one of the 180,000 total votes in this year’s poll, you can still be a part of Best of Madison throughout the year online. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Best of Madison. We want you to be a part of the fun, so celebrate this year’s winners by tagging Madison Magazine in your photos and using #BestofMadison2019 on social media. Didn’t see your favorites win this year? Nominations for the 2020 Best of Madison poll start in August.
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