In 2008 Bark magazine had a great article about Carnival Chalkware (link).
cute little chalk ware figurines, rather then stuffed animals, used to
be the standard prize at Carnivals. Now they are a popular collectable.
Here are some of the ones available on etsy.
The every popular Rin Tin Tin available for $30.00 (link)
A basset hound in very good condition for $15.00 (link)
An absolutely adorable bulldog with a pipe (this one tempts me sorely)
A super cute pug link
Wouldn't it have been neat to go to a carnival in the thirties and win this little guy! If only