Carnivàle Lune Bleue
August 10-13, 2017
Carnivàle Lune Bleue is shaking the dust and setting up along the mighty St. Lawrence River for four magical days and surreal nights in August 2017. As part of the Rails to Trails Festival in Brockville, Carnivàle Lune Bleue is bringing a unique edition of its full-fledged production.
Come one, come all to experience magic, mysticism and mayhem in Brockville!
A terrifically twisted Talker presides over a classic Carny sideshow featuring a decidedly different cast of characters. Get ready for twists, turns, laughs and a world-famous Sword Swallower. It’s 45 minutes of edge of your seat, heart-pounding entertainment.
Thursday – 8PM
Friday – 3PM/8PM
Saturday – 8PM
Guarantee your seat – Buy tickets online!
Tickets will also be sold on site first come, first served, cash only
A dare devil cast of fire jugglers and flame swallowers will be heating things up. If you can’t stand the heat, you may want to stay away!
Thursday/Friday/Saturday – 9:15PM
Fearless professional reptile and arachnid wranglers unveil their prized animals garnered from years of hunting deep in the Amazonian tropics, African jungles and great deserts of the world. Get up as up close and touchy feely as your pounding heart and shaking hands will dare with a cast of slinking, slimy snakes and creepy crawlers. An audience participation experience that will inform, delight and very likely terrify you.
Thursday – 5PM/7PM
Friday – 11AM/2PM/5PM/7PM
Saturday – 11AM/2PM/5PM/7PM
Tickets available on site, cash only
Thrill yourself with authentic vintage Carnival rides that include North America’s oldest operating Ferris wheel, built one hundred years ago by Eli Bridge in 1917 and the 1938 Allan Herschell carousel, complete with hand-carved wooden horses.
Yearning to know what your future holds in store for you? Will you find love or a great adventure? Step beside this vintage bus where mystics and fortune tellers will answer your questions, reveal life’s secrets and foretell your future from a deck of cards, palm readings and other mystical methods of musing.
Step inside our tents and test your dexterity with classic games of skill from decades ago that include the Milk Bottle Toss, Cat Rack and Cork Gun Shooting Gallery. Think you’re as powerful as Carnival strong men of yesteryear? Step outside and grab the big mallet and take a swing at making the twenty-foot High Striker chime.
Celebrate the unique and mesmerizing artistic legacy of carnivals by viewing the colourful showcase of sideshow banners created by Carnivàle Lune Bleue’s Banner Artist, Holde Unverzagt. Holde’s stunning works of art have been an integral part of the visual appeal of North America’s most popular carnivals and amusement parks, in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Suddenly they will appear right in front of you – a wandering band of demented demons! They even use a 1930 Chevy Flatbed Truck from the HBO show Carnivàle as a makeshift stage!
Saunter past a collection of classic trailers, including a glistening aluminium Airstream. Check out the all too public bathing, laundry and eating areas. CarnyVille is a voyeuristic glimpse into the wandering way of life of a carny worker in the dirty 30s.
Treat your sweet tooth cravings with timeless carnival sweets and treats. We’re not bringing our Cookhouse to Brockville but our friends at RibFest will be serving up grilled delights just a short stroll away.
“…A Spell Binding Trip…”
– Ottawa Citizen
– Ottawa Arts Newsletter
“…An Unbelievable World Of Magic And Mysticism.”
– Ottawa Seniors
“Carnivàle Lune Bleue was a delight.”
– The Epoch Times
“…The audience clasped hands over gaping mouths and held their collective breath in awe…”
– Ottawa Sun
“…Hours of Entertainment… You Should Go.”
– Ottawa Citizen
Inspired by the magic, mysticism, mystery and captivating allure of travelling carnivals from the 1930s, Carnivàle Lune Bleue is an all-senses escape to another time and place.
Step beyond the brightly-lit front gate of Carnivàle Lune Bleue and become immediately immersed and entirely engrossed in a colourful, gritty, authentic, surreal and frequently bizarre all-evening entertainment extravaganza.
Shimmering lights illuminate a movie-like setting and lead the way through a magical night time journey. Sights, sounds and sensual aromas abound. Performance artists with spectacular, scary and seductive talents await to astound audiences.