Step right up! It's time to wrap your tongue round the 8th Wonder of the edible World - Il Carnivale di Gelato Messina is coming back to Sydney Festival for 2016. Marvel at the new and improved CARNI CANDY menu, watch carefully as our magicians attempt to take your cash and exchange it for a delicious gelato creation right before your eyes!

Test your strength of stomach with SEVEN menu items - some favourite acts from our original Sydney Festival menu have been re-imagined into new and improved versions of their former selves. Remember the MESSINAWIENER! or the YEEEAH DAWGS!*? they're back! *thanks to our favourite customer last time who returned his 'sausage' as we hadn't cooked it properly...

On top of these spine (and teeth) chilling attractions, the bearded ladies have cracked their creamy whips to create a new gelato doughnut bar, courtesy of our gelato ringmaster Duncan. Duncan Doughnuts. Get it?

Guess your weight before and after a visit to the C A R N I V A L E !

Roll Up. Roll Up. Here's where it's happening:

SYDNEY FESTIVAL VILLAGE

7TH - 26TH JANUARY (Australia Day)

HYDE PARK FESTIVAL VILLAGE

OPENING TIMES:

4pm - late weekdays

12pm - late weekends

Closed on Mondays

This is your chance to see wild gelato animals at the circus, never seen to the human eye before.

THE MENU

YEEEAH DAWGS! (a twisted Hot Dog) - $10

A milk chocolate gelato hot dog, served in a warm brioche bun with essential must-have condiments – passionfruit ‘mustard’, raspberry ‘ketchup’, buttercream ‘mayo’ and  coconut ‘onions’

YEEEAH DAWGS! (a twisted Hot Dog) by Gelato Messina for Sydney Festival

MESSINAWIENER! (aka The Pluto Pup) - $10

A baton of maple syrup gelato coated in donut and panko crumb batter, deep fried and crispy! Dipped in plum sauce!

MESSINAWIENER! (aka The Pluto Pup) by Gelato Messina

GELATOFFEE APPLE - $10

Green apple sorbet with a caramel milk chocolate glazed candy apple red finish

GELATOFFEE APPLE - the Messina toffee apple

THE BEARDED LADY - $10

Cream cheese gelato paddle pop, thin red chocolate coating, red velvet cake crunch, red fairy floss and red velvet cake powder

THE BEARDED LADY by Gelato Messina

DUNCAN’S DOUGHNUT BAR

BETTER THAN VANILLA - $10

Vanilla Gelato
Caramel Glaze
Chocolate covered short crust

DUNCAN’S DOUGHNUT BAR - Messina gelato filled doughnuts for Sydney Festival

FIVE MILLLLION DOUGH-LARS - $10

Chocolate gelato
Peanut cookies
Caramel
Popping candy grass
Red chocolate glaze
White choc dots

Messina gelato filled doughnut for Sydney Festival

THE BIGGEST GAINER - $10

Peanut butter gelato
Fresh banana
Milk chocolate glaze
Crushed roasted peanuts
Bacon sprinkles

Messina Gelato Doughnuts for Sydney Festival

Come one, come all, at MESSINA, everyone's a winner! We got our snazzy circus stand hand painted by Brendan Coghlan