Carnival FUNdraiser

Your support keeps our carousel spinning!

It’s been three years since we’ve opened our doors and we could have never done it without the support of our community, volunteers, donors, and guests!

Most of you know each year we hold an anniversary carnival. It’s a weekend full of old fashioned games, carousel rides and treats! It’s a way we celebrate with our community and it’s a huge fundraiser for the carousel, thanks to all those carnival ticket sales and our amazing event sponsors like Pediatric Dental Associates.

This year, due to the pandemic, we are unable to hold our carnival. So, we’ve taken the fundraising portion online!

Please consider donating to our Carnival FUNdraiser. We have some fun carnival prizes to give away as thank yous so give generously and know that your donation helps bring joy to our community and our visitors! We couldn’t do it without you!

The Ring Toss $17

As a thank you, we will send you:

a 10 pack of our beautiful carousel postcards featuring ten of our hand-carved, hand-painted carousel animals

Clowning Around $34

As a thank you, we will send you:

  • two ride tickets
  • two ice cream coupons
  • gift shop coupon

Winner's Circle $74

As a thank you, we will send you:

  • Two ride tickets
  • Vouchers for two free meals from our carousel cafe (includes an entree, drink, and chips)
  • A gift shop coupon

Carnival Fun $99

As a thank you, we will send you:

  • Our new coloring book and set of color pencils.
    Our coloring book features each one of our hand-carved animals on thick paper and is spiral bound.

The Dunk Tank $499

Dive right in and support our Carousel with a $499 donation and, as a thank you, you’ll receive a free one year Painted Pony Carousel Membership.

This includes free rides all year long and plenty of cafe and gift shop perks. It also makes a great gift for those carousel lovers in your life – those young and young at heart.

Winner Takes All $699

A donation of $699 or more and you’ll take home all the carnival prizes mentioned!

  • Carousel postcards
  • Ride tickets
  • Gift shop coupons
  • Cafe coupons
  • Coloring book
  • Painted Pony Carousel Membership!

Winner takes all!

In 2002, Wendy Kirbey, our carousel founder, had a dream to bring a carousel to our city. She attended a Downtown revitalization meeting and someone mentioned that our downtown needed an anchor, a destination. Wendy thought “why not a carousel?”  Carousels have always been special to Wendy. They are a place were people of all ages and abilities can check their cares at the door and, for a few minutes, find some joy. 

People throughout our community came together, raised funds, donated skills and resources, and gave their time to build the carousel. 

Fast forward 15 years and on August 15, 2017, our world-class tourist destination, community hub, and downtown anchor opened its doors. 

We have become a place where:

  • Families put down their phones and laugh together
  • Schools and daycares come for fun field trips
  • Grandparents make memories with grandkids
  • Albany celebrates baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, and milestones
  • Visitors come from all over to tour our museum. We have had visitors from over 30 countries and all 50 states

Support our Carousel

Wendy Kirbey, Founder

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum is a non-profit organization and our financial support is generated from those who visit our carousel and those who donate. We are a 501 C3 and donations are tax-deductible.

  • Donate through our safe and secure donation platform set up through Paypal 
  • Donations can be mailed directly to the carousel: 503 1st Ave W Albany, OR 97321
  • Donations can be made in person 7 days a week 11am-4pm at the carousel.

Interested in donating stock, in-kind donations, corporate giving, or planned giving?

Contact our executive director via email [email protected] or by phone 541.497.2934


Your generous giving will bring joy for generations to come. Thank you!

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