The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of Puppeteers of America are pleased to present Puppet Homecoming 2016, a gathering of puppeteers in Kerhonkson, NY, Sept. 9-11, 2016.  Everyone is welcome, from students, professionals, and enthusiasts.  Performances will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. (Single tickets will go on sale in June.)


Martin P. Robinson, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Artie Poore, Bernice Silver, Pam Arciero – at PH 2012

Events include several full performances, workshops on puppetry, exhibit, puppetry store, and more. There will be a curated late-night Puppet SLAM of short works, as well as a Puppet Potpourri where anyone can sign up to perform.

The location will be Hudson Valley Resort & Spa.   This is a family-friendly event; children are free to the performances and workshops (with an adult Festival attendee), and accommodations are reduced.

Puppet Homecoming is intended to be an affordable weekend of sharing, run by volunteers so costs can be kept low.  You too can a part of the team that creates this Festival for everyone.  Now is your chance to help make the Festival great.  During the Festival we would appreciate a few minutes of your time to help with the store, exhibit, performances, registration, and ushering.  Let us know when you check in.

To volunteer or if you have any questions contact:
Anna Vargas
Festival Director


For technical, website, or registration questions contact:
Justin DuPont

Below are some photos from past Festivals, and here are links to the performances at Puppet Homecoming 2012 and Puppet Homecoming 2014.

Happy puppeteers from the New York area

Puppetry Guild Of Greater New York



Patrick Ahearn moldmaking workshop

Tucker's Tales

Marianne and Tom Tucker

Sharon Peck and Nancy Sanders


Bernice Silver

Jim Napolitano

Jim “Uncle Nappy” Napolitano


Honey Goodenough, Bernice Silver, Dave Herzog, Bob Nathanson

Open Hand Theater