Today we spent a delightful day in the small town of Almonte, at the Puppets Up! Festival.
This year they featured puppet plays from around the world! We saw plays featuring stories from the USofA, the Yukon, Taiwan and Russia, (there were many more, but we ran out of time)!
The puppeteers were amazing...it was seriously non stop action! I think every show had me in tears...they were so magical and inspired!
All through the streets were random puppet shows...they actually shut down their roads downtown and the puppets and people were everywhere!!
After lunch there's a giant puppet parade!
This ol' gal stole the show...a knitting gramma, with a "Knit On" bumper sticker on her chair!
Why yes, that is a guy dancing the "robot" all the way down the street!
And leave it to Ruby to befriend a clown!!! This is the look on his face as he spots us in the crowd!
They had some great "sesame st" esque puppets for sale, (locally handmade)...I just couldn't help myself and got a couple...it was puppet shows all the way home! Today was a magical day! I think exposing children to live art and performance is so important and valuable for their development. Today was a day where we saw "possibilities" galore. I think I want to be a puppeteer when I grow up!