Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s Kids Zone featuring Bucket o’ Fun
Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00am-4:00pm
City Hall Park
FREE FAMILY SHOW at 10:00 AM
WORKSHOPS at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Kid Zone kick-off show hosted by Woodhead and Bucket O'Fun at 10 AM.
A classic and comic variety hour with interactive performances for all ages!
Dances-That-Go-Ding! Out-Of-Control-Juggling! Sing-A-Long! Flipping-Fantastic-Feats! Splendid-Special-Guests-Of-Sorcery-And-Delight!
Join Madcap Master of Ceremonies "Woodhead" for a good ol' family friendly variety show featuring vaudeville-inspired musical numbers, circus tricks, audience participated games and kid-centered comedy.
Drop-in to the Kids Zone for face painting, whimsical make-and-takes, Bucket O’ Fun Workshops, games and more!
BUCKET O’FUN WORKSHOPS
Led by Burlington-based theater professional Trish Denton and circus artist Eric Denice, Bucket O' Fun is an educational performance team rallying side-show flavored community spectacles for all-ages. Bucket O’Fun began in 2006 when the team traveled to Maine to attempt a daring 4-Man-Roller-Diamond using rusty skates and highly-elastic suspenders. The event was such a success that the fun kept rollin'!
The south lawn of City Hall Park becomes the Kids Zone, with ongoing performance workshops and a kid-produced show each day. Led by Burlington-based theater professional Trish Denton and circus artist Eric Denice, Bucket O' Fun is an educational performance team rallying side-show flavored community spectacles for all-ages. Bucket O’ Fun began in 2006 when the team traveled to Maine to attempt a daring 4- man roller-diamond using only skates and suspenders. The successful event was such a racket that the fun never ended!
Ages: 7-14 (all skill levels welcome), workshops are approximately 45 minutes long.
Limit 20 participants per workshop, sign-up is first come, first serve.
With waiver, parents may leave their children if they are within festival boundaries.
12:00PM: Acrobatics and Circus Arts
Come One, Come All! to the spectacular realm of the golden-age of circus. Create a circus of old through storytelling and tumbling. Ride the circus train deep into our collective imagination! Workshop is geared towards team building and exploration of a bygone era, rather than skills training.
1:00PM: Juggling and Clowning Around
After an introduction to basic juggling, participants should be prepared to say YES! to silliness and tom foolery. Slap stick games, tossing and tumbling will put a twinkle in your eye!
2:00PM: Spieling, Snake Oil and Theater Games
Learn how to be a true spieler as we bark in a bombastic carnival blitz. Be prepared for astonishing and astronomical alliterations, fast-talking snake oil salesman training, and hilarious, side-splitting games.
3:00PM: Laugh-A-Riot Games
Be prepared for ridiculous laughs and goofball group games. We will experiment and share ideas while exploring character, clowning, showmanship and comedy. Must be open to silliness!