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Great Plains Regional Puppetry Festival for Puppeteers of America takes place in West Liberty!

When: Sept 8-11, 2022
Where: Downtown West Liberty

Every other year Puppeteers of America hosts a national puppetry festival. In the years in between, regions present their festivals. This year's Great Plains festival will take place in West Liberty, with 13 shows, numerous workshops, and lots of fun!

The Festival will start Thursday evening, Sept. 8, with registration, finger foods, a show, and an ice cream social. Friday, Sept. 9, will include workshops, performances in our opera house, and a Puppet Slam. Saturday will feature the West Liberty Childrenʼs Festival, complete with five puppet performances and lots of street food and activities, A street dance with a Latin Band, and finally a delicious catered dinner and another performance. Sunday, Sept. 11: breakfast, one last show, and farewells to friends, old and new! Tickets will be on sale for individual shows, or you can register for the festival and attend all events and workshops. Residents of the West Liberty School District are invited to register at half price. See more about the festival here.


Eulenspiegel Puppets

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319 N. Calhoun St.
West Liberty, IA