Celebrate the 10th Annual Puppetry Festival with an array of fun-filled activities including entertaining shows, puppet petting zoo, puppet training class, and a build your puppet lab.

  • 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Central

The event is free and open to the public. Bring the entire family!


  • 1:10 - 1:20 p.m. Welcome and History of Puppets (Tandy Lecture Hall)
  • 1:25 - 2 p.m. “How the Dragon Got Its Fire” Puppet Show (Tandy Lecture Hall)
  • 2 - 4 p.m. Puppet Lab (Sid W. Richardson Discovery Theatre)
  • 2 - 4 p.m. Puppet Petting Zoo (Youth Center)
  • 2 - 4 p.m. Puppet Testing Zone (Youth Center)
  • 3 p.m.: Puppet Training (Youth Center)
  • 4:10 - 5 p.m. “String Variety” Puppet Show (Tandy Lecture Hall)
  • 5 p.m. Puppet Parade (begins in the Tandy Lecture Hall immediately following the puppet show)

Puppet Lab: Create your own puppet.

Puppet Petting Zoo: Ever wanted to talk to a dragon? How about a grizzly bear? We’ve got you covered! Come and explore the library’s eclectic collection of puppets with hands-on play and self-guided exploration.

Puppet Testing Area: Learn how to work your puppet.

Puppet Training: Get tips from actual puppeteers on how to work with puppets.

Sponsored by the Fort Worth Public Library and the Lone Star Puppetry Guild

Last updated: March 27, 2019