ConFuzzled Carnival of the Night

After the sun has set yet before the moon rises you will find it, a silhouette rising against the star strewn vault of the night. The outline of attractions rise above the outer walls; the sideshow tents, the roller coasters and the Ferris wheel stand in shadow, a promise of what is to come. Find your way to the back of the queue outside, shuffle forward step by step to purchase your ticket, watching the performers moving up and down the line entertaining those who are waiting.

 

Fire Dance Rats

 

As the stars burn against the velvet darkness and the moon’s pearly glow promises to break over the horizon the carnival comes alive! Music, laughter and light fills the air as you pass beyond the canvas walls and enter a world of marvels! You have found the fabled Carnival of the Night where the party is just beginning as ConFuzzled embraces a panoply of entertainments to bring the party alive! Join us as we explore the classic splendours of the carnival, the fairground and the funfair where you can play the age old sideshows, tour the hall of mirrors or ride the wooden rollercoasters of ages past.

It’s not just games, rides and distractions, there are entertainers galore, bedecked in fantastical costumes and flamboyant masquerade masks; all are here to entertain, bedazzle and wonder you with their acts, their tricks and their daring performances in a show to dwarf all shows. Acrobats, tumblers, jugglers, fire-eaters all are here and all shall entertain as the night deepens and the music rises in earnest to greet the moon.

Beware though, beyond the lights, down the side streets, in the shadows lurks a shadowy side to the Carnival. Can you find the quiet tent where the fortune teller’s crystal glows or the street games where chance and a fast eye are the key to success. Mixed amongst the fragrant food stalls is the tent of the voodoo queen, where your darkest desires can be brought to life for the right price but beware you do not fall foul of the trickery and deceit of the bokor. Stray too far from the bright lights, the music and the crowds and you might find magic and mystery of a darker kind.

It’s a celebration of dance and music, of ancient beats and modern tunes a party to rival Mardi Gras, Chinese new year or Notting Hill. There are formal balls in lavishly decorated tents and vibrant processions that bob and weave throughout the streets. There are floats and puppets, dancing and food! It is a party of all that should be celebrated, the night time splendours of the carnival, the spirit of dancing.

It is all here so join us at ConFuzzled 2016, the Carnival of Night!
It is a celebration of:

  • Acrobats
  • Animal Tamers
  • Ball Gowns
  • Bokor
  • Brok
  • Carnival
  • Cotton Candy
  • Dancing
  • Feathered Costumes
  • Ferris Wheels
  • Floats (carnival)
  • Floats (Ice-cream)
  • Fortune Tellers
  • Helter Skelters
  • Lights
  • Magic
  • Magic Tricks
  • Magicians
  • Masquerade Masks
  • Merry Go Rounds
  • Music
  • Mystery
  • Popcorn
  • Rollercoasters
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Sideshows
  • Street Food
  • Street Performers
  • Trapeze artists
  • Tricks
  • Voodoo
  • Wurlitzers

Artwork by SpiderdaSquirrel 2015