About Festival of Fools

About Festival of Fools

Burlington City Arts is proud to present the Festival of Fools, now in its tenth year, on August 4-6, 2017. The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups.

The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. The Festival wraps up on on Sunday with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.


Festival Contact Information



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Festival Staff

Artistic Director: Woody Keppel
Managing Director: Zach Williamson
Operations Manager: Regina Riccitelli
Volunteer Coordinator:
Company Manager: Tim Furst
Operations: Caitlin Kolson, Judson Browning, Abra Clawson
Stage Technician:
Movie Technician: Mark Kalbfleisch
Caterer: Shawna Cross
Security: Chocolate Thunder
Audio: Kevin Healey
Lighting: Patrick Orr

Doreen Kraft – Executive Director
Sara Katz – Assistant Director
Andrew Krebbs – Communications Director
Lucia Campriello – Development Director
Andrew Desforges – Designer