Traveling carnival

A traveling carnival (US English), usually simply called a carnival, or travelling funfair (UK English), is an amusement show that may be made up of amusement rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, games of chance and skill, thrill acts, and animal acts. A traveling carnival is not set up at a permanent location, like an amusement park or funfair, but is moved from place to place. Its roots are similar to the 19th century circus with both being fitted-up in open fields near or in town and moving to a new location after a period of time. In fact, many carnivals have circuses while others have a clown aesthetic in their decor.[1][2] Unlike traditional carnival celebrations, the North American traveling carnival is not tied to a religious observance.

Travelling carnival
A Tilt-A-Whirl
Travelling funfair in Inverness, United Kingdom
A travelling funfair has many attractions, including adult or thrill rides, children's rides, and sideshows consisting of games of skill, strength, or luck.
A funfair in Passau, Germany
A Finnish funfair Suomen Tivoli in Jyväskylä, Finland

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