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Puppets Up! returns August 9 –11, 2024

The puppets are coming back to Almonte – will you be there? Watch this space for important information about performers, tickets and… well… puppets!


About the Festival

Puppets Up! was started in 2004 by a group of fun people in Almonte (inspired and led by Noreen Young, the visionary puppet creator behind “Hi Diddle Day” and “Under The Umbrella Tree”) who wanted to entertain and inform people about the varied and vibrant art of puppetry, something common to virtually all cultures.

The festival draws crowds from across the country and around the world to see puppeteers and street performers in intimate theatres and against the backdrop of Almonte’s historic main street.

Become a Volunteer!

We need your talents and energy. Puppets Up! is a true grassroots festival, organized and operated entirely by volunteers. If you are willing and able to join our merry band, please fill out the volunteer form below.

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