Puppet Festival 2024!


Four days full of workshops and live shows! See some of the best puppetry from our region, join a parade, make stuff! Details TBA but save the date, pals.

NOV 1 – 4 2024 Ithaca, NY


Puppet Homecoming will take place in downtown Ithaca NY – highlighting some of the best puppetry in the region as well as showcasing local puppet talent. We will invite workshop teachers from the region to teach workshops in the morning, and in the afternoons, we will have public shows with family friendly themes. There will be repeat performances to accommodate all festival goers and the local community. In the evenings, we will have adult puppet shows, a Slam, and a Potpourri event. The festival will begin Friday, November 1st and close on Sunday, November 3rd, in the afternoon. We will also plan to have a Professional Day from Puppetry in Education and Therapy on Monday, November 4th. In addition, there will be a giant puppet parade led by Cheryl Capezzuti, a pop-up puppet market for our puppetry store, and a busking event throughout the commons. We envision a celebration which brings together the local puppet community in the Ithaca area and all the regional artists coming together. The goal is to foster the friendships and support systems that make the puppet community so unique and lovely, while seeing some fun, joyful, and dynamic shows.

This program is made possible (in part) with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the office of the Governor and NYS Legislature, administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
This program was also made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.