Cincinnati Day of Puppetry 2019

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry 2019

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry 2019 is on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  We are pleased to share that the fun returns to Happen Inc. 4201 Hamilton Avenue in Northside.

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry Happen logo

Enjoy puppet shows, demonstrations,  and more!  Complete details of puppeteers and activities will be posted in January 2019. 

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry

Would you like to volunteer and help with this fantastic event?  If you are a guild member or would like to become one, please contact the Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild via our official Facebook page:

One Week Until Day of Puppetry 2018

One Week Until Day of Puppetry 2018

CIncinnati Area Puppetry Guild Day of Puppetry

We hope that you are excited about the Day of Puppetry 2018!

Here’s what you need to know:

Day of Puppetry 2018
Happen Inc, 4201 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati OH 45223
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 AM – 5 PM

Performances are from 10 AM until 12 PM

Sock Puppet making is from 12 PM until 5 PM

The event is FREE and open to everyone.  No registration required.

Please share this Facebook event with your friends so they will join the fun:

Day of Puppetry 2018

Join us for Cincinnati’s Day of Puppetry 2018 on October 20, 2018, from 10 AM until 12 PM at Happen Inc 4201 Hamilton Avenue in Northside.

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry

This annual FREE event is open to everyone, no registration required.   There will be Halloween themed puppet performances by guild members, puppet displays, and you can make your own puppet from 12 PM until 5 PM.

We look forward to seeing you at the Day of Puppetry!

An Evening with Wayne Martin on Larry Smith and his Puppets

An Evening with Wayne Martin on Larry Smith and his Puppets

Larry Smith photo collage
Photo credit: Wayne Martin and Larry Smith Puppets.

Join Boston puppeteer Wayne Martin  for “An Evening with Wayne Martin on Larry Smith and his Puppets”.  Martin will be discussing the long career of legendary Cincinnati puppeteer and TV personality Larry Smith on Saturday March 3, 2018 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM at the National Voice Of America Museum of Broadcasting,  at 8070 Tylersville Road West Chester, Ohio.

The event includes a tour of “Larry Smith -The Works” exhibit in the Media Heritage section of the museum.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets at the door.

More information at the Media Heritage Facebook page

First guild meeting of 2016

The guild had a great planning meeting for 2016 on Saturday, January 30.    After a quick juggling of the location we met at The Village Troubadour cafe in Greenhills.

Attending members included Terrence Burke, Ryan Moore, Linda Mason, James Howes, Bill Yost, and new member Susan Bean.   Welcome to CAPG Susan!  After enjoying our meals we discussed plans for guild events that include:

A trip to the Miami University lecture  on February 15, 2016.  Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney will be one of the guests.  More information

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry will be held at Happen in Northside on Saturday March 19, 2016 from 10 am – 12 noon.   Richard Brown and Linda Mason are performing this year!  We are asking guild members to share any international puppets for a “International Puppet Showcase”.  Volunteers are needed to help run this annual guild event.

We are inviting members to attend the performance of Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger on April 22, 2016 in Fairfield.   Lynn is an Ohio vent who has been performing for 30 years.   She has agreed to meet with guild members after the show!  Ticket information

Additional items discussed included:

  • Moving the annual puppet slam to October.  Ryan Moore will contact the Southgate House Revival to set this up.  All 2015 performers are welcome back in 2016!
  • Setting up a general guild email for contacting the guild, and sharing information.
  • Finding a organization (church/community center/etc.) to “adopt” the guild for meeting space.  It was mentioned that in return we could offer a performance to that organization.
  • Linda Mason provided an up to date list of guild member’s email and telephone numbers.

Puppet Slam 2015!

The date is set! We are now booking performers for the slam. Contact Linda at if you would like to try out new material, perform a polished peace, or do your first ever performance! 

Tickets available at for $10 or $15 at the door. 

Cash prizes for winners based on audience votes for best performance!

National Day of Puppetry 2015

Thank you all for coming out to Happen, inc yesterday for National Day of Puppetry. We had a great turnout! The morning began with pancakes and puppetry videos in the Toy Lab. At noon, Vice President of the Guild, Ryan Moore took the stage with his Elvis Tribute Puppet, Snelvis Pestley. At 1pm, the CAPG President, Terrence Burke performes Wump Mucket Puppets. At 2pm, Richard Brown of Berea, Kentucky performed hilarious skits with his Puppets & Such. Guild member Jesse Mooney-Bullock did a demonstration of our Dragon, Mittens. Such a wonderful day!  


Cincinnati Day of Puppetry 2015

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11am-2pm at Happen, Inc. located at 4201 Hamilton Avenue in Northside. We will have a pancake breakfast at 11am, followed by performances by Snelvis Pestley, Wump Mucket Puppets, and Puppets & Such. Come check out our displays, make a puppet with your kids, and enjoy some walk around puppetry as we celebrate one of the world’s oldest art forms.

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