Š      1:00 PM-3:00 PM Registration: 

Pick up event information

Sign up for activities

Drop off your extra clown accessories for participation tickets

Submit pieces for the auction

See what you can win with participation/raffle tickets and buy more tickets

Order master lists

Signup for Swap & Sell

Purchase WFFCC items

See a demonstration of the Nu Insight Website


Š      1:00-2:00 PM Socializing (Beverages)

Š      2:00-3:00 PM Socializing (Fruit Trays and Veggie Trays added)

Š      4:00-5:00 PM Italian Buffet in DE



Š      5:30 PM-9:00 PM in ABC  Clowning
(5 tickets)

If you brought along clown clothes or accessories, please bring them to this workshop.  You need not wear your costume but we’ll be talking about how to “be” a clown, which obviously involves how you dress.  If you did not bring clown items, that is OK.  We will have some accessories there for you to use.

6:00-7:00 PM  Presentation and Activities by Jewls the Clown

7:00-7:15 PM  Break and Snacks

            Popcorn, circus peanuts, clown cheese balls and crackers, beverages

7:15-8:00 PM  Presentation and Activities by Jewls the Clown

8:00-8:15 PM  Break

8:15-9:00 PM  Being a Clown—Putting It All Together




Š      7:30-9:00 AM in DE  Set up Swap ‘n’ Sell and Participation Displays

This will be the time and location for display of the various creative items you have created as part of your participation efforts at this year’s FTF:  circus displays, sculptures, paintings, electronic creations, etc.  Karen and Elizabeth Rutledge will coordinate both the participation displays and the Swap ‘n’ Sell.  Be sure and see Karen to pick up your participation tickets!  This is not a competitive event.


§       Each participation “thing” displayed of a very significant nature (displays, sculptures, table decorations, etc.):  50 tickets

§       Each participation “thing” displayed of a less time-intensive nature:  15-25 tickets


Š      7:30-9:00 AM  Coffee and Tea Service

Š      8:00-9:00 AM  Saturday Registration in back Hallway, just inside door to DE

Š      9:00-10:00 AM in DE  Continental Breakfast

Š      9:00-10:30 AM Swap ‘n’ Sell and Participant Displays

Š      10:30 AM Take down Swap ‘n’ Sell

Š      11:15 AM in DE Opening Remarks and Icebreakers



Š      12:30  Circus-Themed Buffet Lunch

Š      1:30-5:00 PM  Various Circus Demonstrations/Activities (see below for specifics)

Š      1:30 PM -2:30 PM in ABC Magic with Magic Joe—all of us at once!  (We will learn a trick to take home.)

      Participation tickets to be handed out  (5 tickets)

Š      2:30 PM -3:30 PM Afternoon Snack—TAMMY’S CUPCAKES! & snow cones

Š      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM in MacGillicuddy’s  (SESSION 1)  Juggling with Matt and crew – 35 people

            Participation tickets to be handed out (5 tickets)

Š      3:45 PM – 4:15 PM in ABC  Balloon Twisting with Magic Joe—everyone

            Participation tickets to be handed out (5 tickets)

Š      4:15 PM – 5:00 PM in MacGillicuddy’s (SESSION 2)  Juggling with Matt and crew – 35 people

            Participation tickets to be handed out (5 tickets)

Š      2:45 – 5:00 PM in Back Foyer/Hallway Tricks with hoops with Kiki.  This training workshop will occur sporadically throughout this time period as interested persons join her.  We anticipate that she will teach hooping to about 35 people at 2:45 PM and again at 4:15 PM.

Participation tickets to be handed out (5 tickets)



Š      6:00-7:00 PM in ABC Grande Circus Buffet Dinner

Š      7:30 PM in ABC  Circus Parade (Pam Gray)

If you brought a costume (clown or other circus animal or performer, this will be your opportunity to show us your handiwork and earn participation points for your efforts.  Pam Gray will serve as emcee for this parade.

Participation tickets to be handed out (50 tickets)

Š      8:00 PM in ABC Wee Ring Circus Performances (Donn Fink, Ringmaster)

            Magic Joe Magic Show (Magic Joe Fusco from Saline, Michigan)

Juggler/Poi Demonstration/Breakdance Performance (Matt Peplinski and Crew from Central Michigan University’s Circus Arts Organization)

            Hula Hoop Performance (KiKi from Central Michigan University’s Circus

Arts Organization)

            WFF Guest Acts follow (Pam Gray will coordinate entertainment)



Š      8:00 AM-9:00 AM in ABC Coffee and Socializing

Š      9:00 AM-10:15 AM in ABC Live Auction (Steve Cristanus, Auctioneer; Mary Mirabelli, Auction Supervisor)

Š      10:30 AM in ABC Hotel Doherty Signature Brunch

Š      11:00 AM-Noon (or a little later) Raffle Winners, Prize Drawings, Final Remarks




NOTE:  All attendees will be able to sign up for a trial membership using Nu Insight.  Here is the note Geoff posted on the WFFCC Bulletin Board:

Access to the Nu Insight pricing service will be free of charge to Folktoberfest attendees, starting Friday, Oct. 18th, through Sunday, Oct. 20th. Just login at




If you've registered with Nu Insight before but your subscription has lapsed, just login with your email and old password, and your access will be refreshed for the duration of FTF. If you've forgotten your old password, there's a link to reset your password on the same page.


If you've never registered with Nu Insight, you can do so from a link on that page. You'll be sent a confirming email; once you respond to it, you'll be in!


The link won't be active until that Friday, so don't try it until then.


If you have any questions, you can ask me in person: I'll be at Folktoberfest! See you there!