Here’s our schedule of events for the next few months.
If you prefer to plan ahead, check out our seasonal park hours and annual events.

Puppets are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. every day the park is open. During Fairy Winterland, December 13-23, puppet shows are at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. 

Friday, August 30

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an Emperor who only cares about his looks, returns once again to the Fairyland Puppet Stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent, spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, August 31-September 1

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an Emperor who only cares about his looks, returns once again to the Fairyland Puppet Stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent, spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performance. 

Friday, September 6

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday, September 7 LGBTQ Family Fun Day

We're partnering with our friends at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center for our second annual LGBTQ Family Fun Day. Join us for special activities, including stories and "sing-a-long" with a very fabulous drag queen, parachute play, and face painting. All free with Fairyland admission! Sparkly dress-up is optional but encouraged.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Game Day. Come by the Teddy Bear Picnic Area and play with us! We have a variety of outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to encourage problem-solving and motor skills.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

Sunday, September 8

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline Lynaugh as Mother Goose will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

Friday, September 13

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling and a multitude of surprises.

Friday, September 20 STEM@Fairyland

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. East Bay EDA will host its 4th annual early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event at Children's Fairyland. The event is designed to introduce STEM to pre-kindergarten aged children and their caregivers, to illustrate the importance of early STEM education and to think about career opportunities requiring a strong STEM foundation. Throughout the day, children will engage in hands-on experiments, interactive games and demonstrations, and will be rewarded with fun giveaways.

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with a full show of laughter and surprises.

Friday, September 27

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 Dragon Weekend!

The San Francisco International Dragon Boat Races will take place on Lake Merritt. Come celebrate all things dragon with dragon themed activities! On this weekend Lake Merritt will be very busy, so plan to take public transportation if you can!

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Storyteller Muriel Johnson shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages; her interactive style keeps everyone captivated. 

Friday, October 4

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday, October 5

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Game Day. We have a variety of outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to encourage problem-solving and motor skills. Come by and play with us! 

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire juggling and a multitude of surprises.

Sunday, October 6

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire juggling and a multitude of surprises.

Friday, October 11

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an Emperor who only cares about his looks, returns once again to the Fairyland Puppet Stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent, spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-Foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

Friday, October 18

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday, October 19

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Blake Maxam performs "Shivers, the Slightly Silly, Slightly Spooky Safety Show." This fun and goofy show comes with a special message for your trick and treating during Halloween. 

Sunday, October 20

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Blake Maxam performs "Shivers, the Slightly Silly, Slightly Spooky Safety Show." This fun and goofy show comes with a special message for your trick and treating during Halloween. 

Friday, October 25

10:30 a.m. &  3 p.m. Our librarian-trained volunteers offer a lively and engaging Toddler Storytime that combines reading aloud with singing and movement to encourage language development in a joyful environment.

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for rocking good fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

Saturday, October 26 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

More delightful than frightful, more kooky than spooky! Dress-up your family in costumes and come enjoy a full roster of autumnal activities from 10 to 5 each day, including goody bags, treat stations and bouncy jumpers for big and little kids. Plus, pirate school, parades, unlimited rides, hands-on arts and crafts, balloon twisting, live performances, puppet shows, and lots more! You can buy your tickets ($12/pp/per day, or $6/pp/per day for members)

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Balloon twisting

12:30 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-Foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monster Mash costume parade

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Pumpkinella Brujaja the more delightful than frightful story witch will be strolling around the park.

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

2:30 p.m. Join Dance/10 Performing Arts Center for a high energy dance revue.

3 p.m. The Puppet Company presents "Rumplestilskin or What's in a Name" - This is the story of a little spirit that does not wish to be remembered. The classic Grimms Brothers tale comes to life with a Mexican twist. Isabella's father has told the king that she can spin straw into gold! And if she doesn't, her father will suffer. Along comes a little sugar skeleton that does the job for her…if she gives him her little baby girl. But, to be fair, he gives her three days to guess his name. Will she succeed in time for the Day of the Dead celebration? Filled with colorful scenery and authentic Mexican music.

Sunday, October 27 Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

More delightful than frightful, more kooky than spooky! Dress-up your family in costumes and come enjoy a full roster of autumnal activities from 10 to 5 each day, including goody bags, treat stations and bouncy jumpers for big and little kids. Plus, pirate school, parades, unlimited rides, hands-on arts and crafts, balloon twisting, live performances, puppet shows, and lots more! You can buy your tickets ($12/pp/per day, or $6/pp/per day for members)

10:30 a.m. Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire juggling and a multitude of surprises.

10:30 p.m. Children’s Theater presents Merfolk. There are tales the world over of people who live beneath the waves. Merfolk weaves together multiple tales of people with fishtails into a celebration of the magic of the sea. This playful production about wishes (and fishes) features songs and stories from the equator to the Arctic Circle. 

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Hans Christian Anderson’s funny tale about an emperor who only cares about his looks returns once again to the fairyland puppet stage. Emperor Raiment the Resplendent spends all his country’s money on new clothes, never considering the welfare of his people. Come see what happens when he believes he’s wearing an outfit so special that only the cleverest can see it! Rated R for r\Rocking Good Fun. Adapted by Randal Metz with puppets by Lewis Mahlmann. Original puppet designs and idea by Don Ingraham.

11:30 p.m. Children’s Theater presents Jack and the Beanstalk. How did that beanstalk grow so fast? What will Jack find if he climbs it? And what does the cow he traded for those magic beans think about the whole situation? Come find out in a new telling of the classic fairytale. 

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Balloon twisting

12:30 p.m. Children’s Theater presents: Cowgirls. Saddle up and come on down to see some tall tales of the bold women who rode herd in the Old West. From Slue-Foot Sue roping tornadoes to Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind singing lullabies to bears, these fearless frontierswomen lived large and on their own terms. See what happens when they join forces in an original play featuring familiar tunes about wide open spaces. 

1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monster Mash costume parade

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall

1:30 p.m. Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Pumpkinella Brujaja the more delightful than frightful story witch.

3 p.m. The Puppet Company presents "Rumplestilskin or What's in a Name" - This is the story of a little spirit that does not wish to be remembered. The classic Grimms Brothers tale comes to life with a Mexican twist. Isabella's father has told the king that she can spin straw into gold! And if she doesn't, her father will suffer. Along comes a little sugar skeleton that does the job for her…if she gives him her little baby girl. But, to be fair, he gives her three days to guess his name. Will she succeed in time for the Day of the Dead celebration? Filled with colorful scenery and authentic Mexican music.