Bazaar 2019

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 7:00pm (early entry at 6:00pm)

  • 18 & up

Cross the arch and leave the real world behind as you enter Bazaar, Bricolage’s fundraising extravaganza. This festival for the senses offers sensational food, delectable drinks, spirited carnival games and an entrancing array of micro immersive experiences designed by some of Pittsburgh’s most spectacular artists.


On Sale for Bricolage Adventurers: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

On Sale for Everyone: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 (join our eblast and we’ll send access straight to your inbox!)

The Rundown

Bazaar takes place at the corner of Josephine and S. 21st Street in South Side, Rain or Shine! The attire of the evening is carnival-inspired, and you can get inspired by this look book put together by Bricolage costume designer Madison Hack. Insider tip: avoid uncomfortable shoes; this is an evening of adventure, after all!

Want to be daring but don’t like the taste of fire? Choose your own adventure in “podville” – a community of micro immersive pods made by local creative forces of all kinds. Indulge your curiosity with intimate encounters devised to tantalize your senses.

Midway Party
Mingle with fire-eaters, stilt walkers, the strange and the stranger. Test your dexterity and wit at the Bazaar Games Alley and win carnival tickets to earn fantastical prizes. Delight your senses with elevated festival food, wine, Grist House beer, and cocktails handcrafted by Boyd and Blair & and BLY mixologists.

The Carnival Club
Grandstand or Center Ring supporters can find refuge in the midst of revelry with savory delights from Gaucho and Onion Maiden, and a private performance that assures them the best seats in the house.

Admission Passes

Click here to see a comparison chart of the 3 Admission Levels

All prices increase by $25 beginning October 1st. Want a FREE ticket to Bazaar? Join us as a volunteer and receive a free Big Top admission pass for yourself to use during your shift.

$100: Big Top – Access to Podville, the silent auction and games, free Midway Party food, + 10 carnival tickets*

$200: Grandstand – Big Top benefits + early entry at 6:00pm, access to Carnival Club and exclusive performance + 15 carnival tickets*

$300: Center Ring – Grandstand & Big Top benefits + Express Service throughout Podville, night-of portraits printed and mailed to you + 20 carnival tickets* (Only ten passes available)

*Carnival tickets can be redeemed for drinks, raffles, exclusive experiences, prizes, games, and more. Tickets can be directly purchased on-site or may be won by playing games of chance at the Midway Party.


physically accessible, service dogs welcome, audio description and assisted listening, Braille and large print programs, and ASL interpretation

Bazaar is wheelchair accessible. Bricolage also provides accommodations such as audio description and ASL interpretation through our Immersive Companions program. You can browse our selection of support and comfort equipment by reading our Audience Menu. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. Immersive experiences are heavily rooted in the senses and often require movement. As a result, not all experiences are suitable for all patrons and we may need to make adjustments or plan parts of your visit in advance to best suit your needs; telling us about yourself and any concerns you have helps ensure the support you need will be available in Podville and throughout the carnival. We encourage you to identify any concerns you have that may prevent you from having a comfortable experience by leaving a comment when purchasing tickets, calling our office at 412.471.0999, or emailing Fred at

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See What Everyone Else Is Saying

  • "There were plenty of carnival games and performances, including Joseph Kerr the fire breather, acrobatics by ThaCrowBats and fire gypsy Kai Phoenix. DJ Pandemic kept the soundtrack carnival-cool as guests gathered to take a shot at the dunk tank, play ring toss and visit the food trucks."

    – Patricia Sheridan - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Meet the Cast & Crew

  • Ringleaders

    • Bricolage's Board of Directors
    • Alan & Margie Baum
    • Kenny Chen
    • Tirzah DeCaria
    • Lauri Fink & Mike Gable
    • Parag S. Gohel
    • Lori Hepner
    • James & Nita Kincaid
    • Tony Mologne
    • Peggy & Paul Outon
    • Marilyn Painter
    • Georgia Petropoulous
    • Colleen Pietrusinski
    • Kelsey Robinson
    • Henry & Mary Snyder
    • Deana Muro & David Stager
    • Donna Tidwell
    • Deryck Tines
    • Roseanne Silva & Michael Tonkin
    • Robert & Arlene Weiner
    • Frank Vitale

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