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Carnival Games – Traditional Fun for All Ages!

A carnival style of event has something in it for everyone:  Concession Food, Midway Games, Crafts, Inflatable Rides, Prizes and Activities.  You can incorporate so many different types of fun for everyone!  It also works great as a fundraiser for schools, churches, sports teams, and community organizations.  When it comes to carnivals, the only thing limiting you is space, manpower, and imagination!

Carnival games are little treasures that really capture the spirit and feel of carnival events.  There are many different types of games available to add in diversity and fun.  In addition, guests will love the benefit of not forking over big bucks to play them!

Planning Themed Carnival Events

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If you’re planning a carnival themed event, of course you’re going to need carnival games! There are many games available to choose from. Some are classics that everyone will be familiar with and give a nostalgic feel.  Other carnival games are new ways to have fun. Here’s a short list of carnival games old and new to consider for your next carnival event.

Classic Style Midway Games 

  • Hoop Shot
  • Plinko
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Krazy Kans
  • Tip A Jug
  • Duck Pond
  • Hi Strikers
  • Tip A Cat (Cat Rack)
  • Bottle Bash
  • Milk Bottle Toss
  • Milk Can Toss
  • Pig Races

Tub Style Midway Games

  • Color Wheel
  • Ring Toss
  • Stand A Bottle
  • Colors
  • Crazy Dots
  • Quack Attack
  • Numbers
  • Ball Bingo
  • Potty Toss
  • Tic Tac Toe

Frame Midway Games

  • Alien Invasion
  • Shark Attack
  • Froggy Fly Fling
  • Feed the Frog
  • Gorilla Gulp
  • Pitch a Penny
  • Peanut Pitch

Will Everybody Attending Enjoy the Carnival Game Lineup?

When in the event planning stage, always consider carnival games. In addition to themed events, they are a great activity for corporate events like company picnics, as well as post-proms, project graduations, church outreaches, school carnivals, field days, and university events. Every event is unique and will have a need for different activities. It’s important to include a variety of games that will suit the needs of every age (including adults!) and excitement level.

A Perfect Reason to Give Away Prizes and Employee Gifts

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Prizes are a great incentive to get people playing! Kids will be excited just to win something, and a consolation prize is enough to put a smile on their faces. However, it’s also exciting to give guests the chance to win bigger first place prizes too!

Carnival games can be an inventive way to give away employee gifts to adults at a corporate event, or students attending post-prom, after graduation or college events. You can have them play for raffle tickets and those tickets are put into raffle drums for chances at big prizes.  Here’s a short list of the different types of prizes that work well for adult and teenager centered events:

Adult Only Event Prize Ideas

  • Imprinted Company Gifts – Lanyards, Cups, T-Shirts
  • Gift Cards
  • Leather Portfolio
  • Additional PTO Day
  • Gift Baskets
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Kitchenware
  • Sporting Event Tickets

Post Prom, After Grad, Project Graduation, and University or College Events

  • College Room Items – Mini Refrigerator, Dorm Room Decorations, XL Bedding
  • Electronics – TV, Tablet, Flash Drives
  • Gift Cards
  • Movie Tickets
  • University Apparel
  • Sporting and Exercise Equipment
  • DVDs and Board Games


The main objective of carnival games is to have fun.  It’s great to have excited attendants hooting and whooping it up for the guests.  Not only does it make the players feel even more excited, but it attracts attention to the game.  WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!

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