Community Puppet-Building Workshop & Puppet Pageant
Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19
Pageant: Saturday, Oct. 2
One of the more unique traditions of the Celebrate Mansfield Festival is our Community Puppet-Building Workshop & Puppet Pageant.
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets for a new Beetles, Bittersweet, and Butterflies Species Change Pageant to be performed at the Celebrate Mansfield Festival in Downtown Storrs.
These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs.
Workshops will be socially distanced and follow Town of Mansfield and UConn safety guidelines. Workshop participants will be invited to perform in the community Beetles, Bittersweet, and Butterflies Species Change Pageant at the 18th annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 3:00 PM.