Here is a little something to get you into the carnival mood. I just found this and sadly it doesn't seem to exist anymore. But I love the idea and I hope it comes back and tours in the US someday.
This is a carnival from Canada. Love their name of course. Looks like the last show they did was in 2010. Reminds me of Cirque du Soleil but more sideshow than big top and maybe edgier and naughtier. I even like their old website HERE.