Photo Credits:#4 Craig Shemin - Photo by Jaclyn Nash, National Museum of American History, #6 Sid Krofft - Photo by Kelly Killian, #7 Terry Fator - Photo by Tory Kooyman

We are excited for you to join us at the University of Maryland for the Puppeteers of America 2023 National Puppetry Festival and Academic Symposium. Scheduled for July 18-22, 2023, Puppeteers, enthusiasts, educators, and friends will all be gathering to celebrate the puppetry arts and experience our first festival together in four years. The festival will focus on the theme of Generations, honoring those that went before, celebrating those who are with us now, and encouraging those to come.

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Available to our Main Festival and Day Pass attendees

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Open to the public and only ticketed for capacity. (Ticketing now opens early June)

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Courtesy of University of Maryland Conferences and Visitor Services

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