Patty Conklin during a blowdown, St Boniface, Manitoba, Can, July 1st, 1939; Oil by Jack Ray, Conklin and Garrett Shows sign painter

The Carnival Museum

The World’s Only Carnival & Circus Museum


Due to bylaw zoning enforcement issues, the City of Brantford has forced the Museum’s Carnival Fun Factory to close its two feature elements, the artefact collection and amusement ride park section. However, the Fun Factory, archives, and artefacts will be available for research purposes and the gift shop remains open.

Because of our difficulties with the City, the Carnival Museum will take its collection on the road. At our first event the Museum will operate the “Patty Conklin” three abreast Merry-Go-Round for the full 20 week season opening May 7th at beautiful Chinguacousy Park in downtown Brampton.

The Museum complete collection of seven rides will be on display and operating as HAPPYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK opening on Canada Day July 1st, 2016. Full details to follow!