About the festival

Find out why they call us Friendly

Puppets Up! takes place in historic Almonte, part of the municipality of Mississippi Mills in beautiful Lanark County, Ontario.

Situated on the traditional territories of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg, Almonte was settled by European immigrants who came to work in the textile mills powered by Canada’s Mississippi River and stayed for the region’s natural beauty.

Today Almonte is home to a thriving community of artisans, craftspeople and others who have been drawn to its small-town charms and incredible local shops and restaurants.

Located within easy reach of Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, and a short day’s drive from the international travel hubs of Toronto or Montreal, Almonte is a one-of-a-kind destination for tourists and travellers.

Come discover why the call Almonte “The Friendly Town!”