Carnival O' Pizza
For five years, I was a point-person for a large-scale community carnival fundraiser, bringing together hundreds of community families to play dozens of carnival games and singular good times, all pizza-related and on-brand. I coordinated and recruited over 120 volunteers and worked with a stellar team of joyful professionals to raise a large portion of the annual budget for a local charity organization.
Thousands of people came to the Carnival O’ Pizza every year to play Coney Island type games, cheer on pizza eating contestants, and enjoy the chaos. All proceeds benefitted Austin Bat Cave’s free writing programs for kids.
Build a carnival from scratch in a busy Austin parking lot, and the Carnies will come.
At the end of the night, crowds gather for the Pizza Eating Competition where grown people stuff disgusting amounts of pizza into their mouths.
Each year the carnival themes changed. Our team redesigned the entire carnival–hand-painted panels and publicity packets–around these playful themes.