Kinky Carnival provides space for fun expression and exploration of BDSM. This afternoon of merrymaking is the perfect opportunity to connect with other kinksters (and the curious) to learn and play in a no pressure environment.
Get knotty at the rope booth or try beating the odds at the flogging station! Romp with a pup on the patio, strut your stuff in the costume contest, or claim your prize in the silent auction. Need your leather gear serviced? Bring it to the bootblack on duty. With booths, vendors, pool, pinball, vendors, raffles, side acts, and more…there’s something for everyone at the Kinky Carnival!
Kinky Carnival is a social and education-centered event. Known as a sampler/taster, it’s a place to try out new types of play, ask questions, and learn hands-on.
The fun begins with a quick n’ dirty Kink 101, sponsored by Milwaukee’s local adult toy store, Tool Shed. Learn about kink from experienced players as they share their favorite stories, tips, and tricks! From there, attendees are free to wander and explore flogging, bootblacking, rope bondage, and puppy play at the various interactive booths. Participate however feels comfortable — watch, ask questions, or get hands on. Our skilled kinky carnies are excited to share their passion with you. Interacting at the booths also earns you a ticket to enter our grand raffle prize drawing!
We’ll have a range of side activities to participate in, from a costume contest to the silent auction. Rope, pup gear, bootblacking supplies, floggers, art, and more will all be on sale at the vendor mart.
Kinky Carnival is for adults (21+) of all gender identities, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, races, ethnicities, body types, roles, and experience levels. We expect all attendees to honor the diversity of our communities. We will not tolerate behavior or language to the contrary at our events – particularly that which goes against the wellness of marginalized communities.
We define consent as a clear, enthusiastic, informed, freely given, ongoing, and revocable agreement for involved parties to participate in a particular act (sexual or non). We promote Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK) in this space and expect attendees to understand and abide by this consent framework at our events.
Kinky or sexy outfits, leather gear, or non-latex fetish wear are all welcomed (as are street clothes)! Be mindful that you might have to wait in line outside; attendees are welcome to arrive in regular clothes and then change into your kinky outfit once inside. No full nudity and keeps your lower bits covered. Note: N-zi and police uniforms are strictly prohibited. Muir caps/covers are acceptable.
We highly encourage the use of masks and will provide them at the door. Masks are required to be worn when experiencing hands on-demonstrations at the booths. While the venue has a full bar, this event is a sober space – only non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Mad Planet is mostly wheelchair-accessible with ADA-compliant bathrooms. There are 1-2 steps to access two elevated platforms in the venue; solution pending.
Admission can be paid in cash at the door or via Forbidden Tickets at any time. Vendor payment methods will vary. Beverages at the bar must be paid with cash. There is an ATM machine inside the venue.
Located in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Mad Planet offers street and lot parking options, direct access to the 15 and 22 bus lines, and is an easy drop-off spot for rideshare.
To respect the privacy of all involved, Kinky Carnival has a strict no photo policy. We will have a designated event photographer. At the door, all attendees will be given a wristband that designates whether they are comfortable appearing in photos. Anyone suspected of taking photos will be asked to share their camera roll and delete the images; the producer reserves the right to remove the person from the event.
Read our Consent, Liability, and Etiquette Guidelines before purchasing a ticket. By entering this event you agree to abide by these rules.