Houston Puppetry Festival
Join us for the annual Houston Puppetry Festival in September 2023! Enjoy live puppet shows, puppet workshops and browse our puppet store. Everyone is welcome including teachers, librarians, enthusiasts and professionals. Children are also welcome! Donuts, coffee and lunch are included. See below for more information. Click here for the Registration Form.
Educators and Librarians
Earn 7 Continuing Professional Education hours from the Texas Education Agency when you attend the Puppetry Festival!
Festival Puppet Workshops
Make puppets and learn how to use them! Create a Dancing Marionette, Top Ten Reasons to Use Puppets in the Classroom, Make 5 Speckled Frog Puppets with Log, Make Three Little Pigs and Wolf Puppets, Capturing your Audience with Puppets, Think Out of the Box Puppets, Make Sock Puppets, Mechanisms and Monkeys, Make Spider Glove Puppets, Make Itsy Bitsy Spider Puppet in a Cup, Something New with Bunraku, Your Own Story and Puppet Show, and more!
Festival Puppet Performance
Sock Monkey Circus by Honey Goodenough, Good Hearted Entertainment, Austin, TX
Sock Monkey Circus is a full circus performed in miniature! This performance features the magical talents of the host "Funny Honey" and her clever monkeys, who are trained to juggle, dance, and swing on a flying trapeze! All this while traveling in their very own circus train car that converts into a miniature stage. These silly monkeys continually outsmart our host, all while performing a variety of circus routines. Everyone is welcome to monkey around with the Sock Monkey Circus!
Honey Goodenough has a Masters in Educational Theater from NYU Steinhardt School of Education, is the former Resident Teaching Artist of Puppet Showplace Theater in Boston Ma, and has 20+ years performing and teaching all ages.
Festival Puppet Store
Browse our selection of puppets, books, etc. *Cash and check only*