Greetings Friends!

We are excited to announce the dates of this years BareBones Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza. The 2016 performance dates are October 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st.

Get Involved!

Did you know that it takes more people to put on our Halloween show than there are bones in a human skeleton. Weather your specialty is acting, singing, puppet building, playing music, or feeding the masses, check back in June for details on the many ways to get involved with this years show. Make sure you have signed up for our mailing list and joined our new Facebook page so that you don't miss our Call for Artists.


scottie hall and Jan Elftmann · Co-Chairs BareBones Board of Directors

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Barebones Haloween 2015

Thank You! We came together to grieve, to collaborate, to create and to grapple with what lies heavy in our hearts. This year has felt heavy with the passing of too many, too soon, too young. We sought to hold a space for our beloved now gone as well as the unknown dead.

We sang, we danced, we played, we blended, built, focused. We combined many different visions and voices together to create something far larger than any one of us could express alone.

It is a great honor to work amid this supportive, creative BareBones community. Infinite thanks to the Mississippi River Valley and all ye wild creators who make this show a ritual, extravaganza and labor of love. Read more about the show... 

BareBones Halloween 2015: We all Fall Down

BareBones 2015 art by Amy Taylor