What do you get when you combine artwork by 20 local artists, live music, juggling, free hot dogs, and a series of puppet shows all set in the open air in beautiful fall weather at one of Fayetteville’s most beloved parks?
I’m not sure, but the best way to find out is to head down to Wilson Park on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the 7th Annual Wilson Park Artwalk / Puppets in the Park combo celebration.
It all starts at 9 a.m., and work from local artists will be set up for viewing along Wilson Park trail. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art will benefit the installation of more public art in Fayetteville parks.
This year, Puppets in the Park coincides with the event, and puppet making, puppet shows, live music, and also start at 9 a.m.
For a full schedule of Puppets in the Park events, read the following words:
Puppets in the Park Schedule
9:00 a.m. – Festival begins at with puppet story-making and performing with children
11:30 a.m. – Break for lunch
12:30 p.m. – Music: Jules Taylor- Shakey Bugs
1:00 p.m. – Puppets: Gus and the Captain- Jo Ann Kaminsky and Erika Wilhite with Catspaw Puppet Theater
1:30 p.m. – Music: Sugar on the Floor
2:00 p.m. – Puppets: George Meyer and the Village Theater
3:00 p.m. – Music: Fork and Knife
3:30 p.m. – Marionettes: Catspaw Puppets , Jo Ann Kaminsky, Carol Widder w/ Ben Buonaiuto on Accordion
4:00 p.m. – Juggling: The Institute of Jugglology
4:30 p.m. – Wolfe at the Door
5:00 p.m. – Giant Puppet Pageant by George Meyer and Jo Ann Kaminsky
( Butterfly and star decorating through the afternoon )