Introducing PuppetCon by PuppetsUp!

Can’t wait until 2024 for the next installment of the Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival? Well you’re in luck, because 2023 marks the debut of PuppetCon by Puppets Up!, presented by Levi Home Hardware Building Centre — a weekend full of hands-on workshops, insightful panel discussions and showcase performances coming to Almonte for the first time August 11 – 13, 2023.

PuppetCon offers a rare peek behind the curtain for puppet enthusiasts and unparalleled access to some of the brightest minds in puppetry. This is a dream outing for emerging puppet artists, experienced creators, and experimental puppet producers who strive to perfect their talent. 

Focusing on both the entertainment value of puppetry and the development of this art, PuppetCon provides hands-on workshops for adults and children, along with select puppet performances.

PuppetCon will become a biennial launching pad for the next generation of Canadian puppet talent while also giving fans and fanatics something to enjoy while they await the return of the larger festival.

Want to see it all and get some sweet perks along the way?

Other Cons have VIPs, we have VIGs – Very Important Gophers. Purchase your Gloria Ticket and you’ll get:

  • Access to up to four workshops of your choosing
  • Access to all three panel discussions
  • Access to both shows
  • Priority seating at all panels and shows
  • Priority access to meet and greet sessions
  • Special limited edition merchandise

Note: You must register for each workshop, show and panel at the time of purchase. 

Shows and Panels

Our brilliant PuppetCon panel discussions and showcase performances are not to be missed! Find the dates, times, pricing info and more here.


Discover the art and magic of puppetry or hone your skills with a hands-on PuppetCon workshop! You’ll find the full schedule and more here. 


Now that you’ve planned out your PuppetCon schedule, it’s time to grab your tickets! We can’t wait to see you there!