BareBones Puppet Theatre

Outdoor Puppetry and Performance Art Spectacles

2021 Retrospective: Thank You!

Watch Event Highlights

Video by Paul Irmiter · Music in video by Soubrette

Procession and Festival

The Extravaganza!

BareBones' premiere event is its Annual Halloween Extravaganza. An outdoor spectacle of giant puppets, fire, aerialists, and more! It's an autumn ritual that captures the spirit of the season and is a must-see Minnesota tradition.

Giant puppet and tortoise puppets interacting.
Photo by Max Haynes
A volunteer working in the park.
Photo by Max Haynes

Join the Community

BareBones relies heavily on community members to bring its Annual Extravaganza to life and keep the organization running the rest of the year! Make puppets, learn to stilt, help with marketing or fundraising, or be on staff!