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11 Aug, 2013

Last chance to see Puppets Up!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

The girls and I spent the better part of Saturday checking out the (Fishbowl patron) Puppets Up International Puppet Festival in Almonte. It was our first time attending this sweet little festival and I was so pleased with the whole experience.

It was a sunny day of friendly faces, creative performances, and surprisingly… great shopping. I really enjoyed the pace of Puppets Up. It was a chance to rest at the intersection of Art and Storytelling, and seemed to be everything a street festival should be.

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The parade at Puppet's Up in Almonte #latergram

Rest assured this lady was fully dressed while watching the parade.

Today (Sunday) is your last chance to catch it before it’s gone. You can get more info – and buy tickets – right here. And if you DO go today, don’t miss the Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes. It’s an amazing and memorable production… and it was our very favourite show of the day.


2 Responses to "Last chance to see Puppets Up!"

1 | Joy

August 11th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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Hi Andrea- we won the pass for Puppets Up from your blog, and we went today! Love Almonte! Such a pretty town to visit anytime! We loved the parade and The Dragon King, too (although it was hard to see, because the place was so packed!) They were lucky to have such perfect weather this year, and big crowds of happy people! Thanks for the opportunity to go – it was great!

2 | andrea tomkins

August 12th, 2013 at 9:38 am

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I’m so glad you had a great time Joy! It was a lovely weekend for the festival. You made a good point about the seating. I had the same issues with a couple of the shows. We learned fast that we had to get in line early to nab good seats!

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