|Puppets prepare to devour a birthday cake. Shop window at Bob's Bakery in Almonte. All photos by Glen Gower|
Two recommended shows:
An Arabian Adventure by Tanglewood Marionettes
Peter Schaefer and Jenn Tebo from Massachussetts perform an enchanting show about an Arabian prince and his quest to marry a princess. This show is perfectly executed, from the marionettes to the beautifully painted sets to the sound design. A few surprises and special effects kept kids and adults enthralled. Three shows on Sunday: 11:15am, 2:45pm, 4:45pm.
|The Prince fights a scorpion in "An Arabian Adventure"|
Once Upon a Time... Two Feet! by Little Feet Theatre
Veronica Gonzales from Italy uses her hands, head, knees and feet to create a variety of characters. At the start of the show there are several old-looking suitcases on the stage. Each one contains a different story featuring puppets and props. Funny, a bit weird, very creative. Three shows on Sunday: 10:15am, 12:15pm, 3:45pm.
|Veronica Gonzales pulls off quite the feat with her one-person show.|
Here are some more photos showing some of the quirky entertainment around Almonte on Saturday. Many of these are from the daily parade that starts at 1:45pm down the main street. (The parade is free.)
|Sidewalks are packed for the daily parade. The clown in the foreground nearly ran me over last summer.|
|Elvis lives in Almonte|
|Pigs can fly|
|A friendly and camera-loving dragon|
|David Smith Marionettes|
|One of several street performance areas. He kind of looks like Mike MacDonald (the comedian) to me.|
See also: Ottawa Kids Guide
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