Pickles Da Clown Entertainment

Why book Pickles Da Clown Entertainment?

Pickles Da Clown is one of the BEST balloon twisters in the Carolina's! She is known for her OUTRAGEOUS balloon sculptures! Pickles performs comedy magic & really knows how to make your child's party a memory that will last forever! Just read her reviews to see how much clients LOVE Pickles! She is the MOST popular clown in York County, SC...& beyond! She has 30 years experience entertaining kids! Pickles Da Clown Entertainment also offers non-clown characters, face painters, glitter tattoo artists, celebrity impersonators & we are FULLY INSURED & HIGHLY professional! Many party packages available! We create balloon decor for weddings & parties! See our website for more details!

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The Entertainer of Many Faces

I have seen Pickles Da Clown in action at the Plaza Fiesta in Fort Mill, SC. She talks to every child on her balloon line. She made the most amazing balloon for my granddaughter! I have never seen balloons like she makes! Then I saw her the weekend of Valentine's at Plaza Fiesta , but this time she was dressed as cupid. I didn't know it was her until I heard her talking to some of the children while she handed out candy. I asked her if she was Pickles and she said, "yes, but sometimes I amaze myself!" She is funny, quick witted and absolutely SWEET to every person she meets! I can't wait to be able to hire her for my granddaughter's birthday party!

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Reviewer: Sharon G.
Event: Festival in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Feb 11, 2012

Pickles at St. Patrick's Day

Pickles Da Clown participated in the St. Pat's Day on Main Festival for 2011 and was a great addition to the event. Pickles is very thorough and professional, not only for the event, but for planning leading up to the event. During the event, it was clear that Pickles is well known in the Rock Hill area and drew a healthy crowd during the entire event to her location. I recommend that if you are looking for entertainment for children that you let Pickles be a part of your event. I know we will be inviting her back in 2012.

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Reviewer: Frank H.
Organization: Dyer Hart Productions
Event: Festival in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Mar 17, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Tara K.

Gracie Mae was incredible. Such a crowd pleaser. She even stayed 2 hours past her contract to make sure people in line could get a balloon creation.

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Reviewer: Tara K.
Organization: RSA @ Winthrop University
Event: Fair in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Apr 15, 2011
Hired As: Balloon Twister, Costumed Character

Review by Neil D.

Pickles was great. The kids and adults loved her. She was the perfect compliment to our Easter party. She is a must hire for your next party.

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Reviewer: Neil D.
Event: Holiday Party in Huntersville, NC
Event Date: Apr 17, 2011
Hired As: Balloon Twister

Review by Dave B.

Pickles was a complete joy for all, both children and adults had a most enjoyable time. This was our first time hiring a clown. We recommend HIGHLY you get Pickles for your event. She was an complete joy to work with and her balloons where nothing short of amazing. Having a clown like Pickles was 10 times better than the roller derby or Pizza Mouse as doing at home provided a safe and private affair for us to enjoy and remember for a long time.
Our boy woke this morning asking if the Clown was come back today and then our neighbor's kid cam by asking for Pickles.

Thanks Pickles you brought complete joy and Entertainment !!!!

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Reviewer: Dave B.
Event: Birthday Party in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Apr 16, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Decor, Balloon Twister

Review by Victor P.

Awesome experience ever had lots and lots of parties with clowns magician's trick all sorts of things but PICKLES DA CLOWN is the best
no doubt had about 60 folks every1 of them enjoyed kids adults my god they still talking about it.
dont have enough words to explain how thankful we were to have her @ the party speically my 5 yr old na dmy birthday girl 1yr old holy moly they loved he.
You wanna have fun trust me hire this clown she is the best she is pro all the above u looking for ur party.
last but not least if u have party and u dont call her u really missed out u didnt have top notch fun face painter awesome every single kid got 1 just hire her and be the best party thorwer trust me u wont go wrong.

Victor Patel

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Reviewer: Victor P.
Organization: ALBEMARLE NC
Event: Birthday Party in Albemarle, NC
Event Date: Feb 5, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Tara K.

Pickles is highly entertaining and very artistic with balloon animals and such. She was an absolute delight. You will not be disappointed if you hire her for your next event.

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Reviewer: Tara K.
Organization: Winthrop University's Relay for Life
Event: Fundraiser in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Feb 8, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Anne S.

Pickles was awesome and the whole campus enjoyed having her!

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Reviewer: Anne S.
Organization: Relay For Life of Winthrop
Event: Private Party in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Feb 8, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Kendall H.

This was our third time seeing Pickles! She does an awesome job with the children. My daughter just turned one & remembered her from another party when she was only 7 months old. My daughter loves her! Pickles does the best ballon animals, caracters, etc. She spends time on each childs balloon and makes them look amazing! I will definitely be booking her again in the future! :)

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Reviewer: Kendall H.
Event: Birthday Party in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Feb 6, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician

Review by Brigitte W.

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Reviewer: Brigitte W.
Event: Birthday Party in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Feb 5, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Noelle M.

We hired Pickles for my 5 year old son, Ryan's birthday party. She was absolutely amazing. So was her helper cupcake. They painted faces, twisted balloons and did a magic show. Even the adults were entertained. Thank you for making it such a memorable day.

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Reviewer: Noelle M.
Event: Birthday Party in York, SC
Event Date: Jan 30, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Costumed Character

Review by Kelly M.

Absolutely wonderful!

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Reviewer: Kelly M.
Event: Fundraiser in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Feb 26, 2011
Hired As: Clown

Review by Patty F.

Pickles has it all. Stage presence, artistic ability and put everything she has into what she does. She got a room full of 300 people to their feet laughing in about 2 minutes. She doesn't just blow balloons. These are creations of art. Who makes a princess balloon or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? She does. I don't think there was anything she can't do. And she was just awesome. Kids LOVE her and that is an understatement.

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Reviewer: Patty F.
Event: Fundraiser in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Jan 29, 2011
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Comedy Magician

Review by Scott R. J.

Pickles performed at a birthday party for our four year old daughter and eight of her friends. Pickles was a big hit with all of the kids (and parents) with her magic show and balloon art (its amazing some of the things she can make from a balloon). We would highly recommend Pickles for this type of event!!

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Reviewer: Scott R. J.
Event: Birthday Party in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Nov 6, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician

Review by Lauren B.

We met Pickles at a event she was doing for the Humane Society and my daughter and I both fell in love with her! Shes the prettiest and sweetest clown ever! We already had a different clown in mind for my daughters 1st birthday party but quickly changed our minds and booked Pickles. She did a amazing job of entertaining 150+ people with a magic show full of tricks and even included children and adults from the crowd in her show and even a trick with my hubby!(too funny) Everyone loved her and her balloon sculptures. We also booked the face painter and the kids and adults enjoyed that too! We will definately be using her again! Shes the best if you book anyone else you will be missing out!

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Reviewer: Lauren B.
Event: Birthday Party in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Oct 16, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician

Review by Shannon M.

Pickles was amazing! She really made our little girl feel special on her special day. She did a magic show that our daughter got to participate in with a few of her guests, but overall, everyone felt included in the show. Even the adults! She has a great sense of humor, but taught good moral lessons and safety as well. We would love to have her again. Thanks Pickles!!!

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Reviewer: Shannon M.
Event: Birthday Party in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Sep 18, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician

Review by Wanda S.

Pickles the clown was the entertainment for my son's fifth birthday party, the children and adults loved her. She sang, danced, made balloon hats for all of the guest. It was such a festive occassion, the neighbors thought we were having a carnival and began to send their children and grand-children to join in on the fun. I would invite Pickles in a heart beat. My son loved her.

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Reviewer: Wanda S.
Event: Birthday Party in Chester, SC
Event Date: Oct 27, 2009
Hired As: Clown, Children's Party Entertainment

Review by Sue H.

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Reviewer: Sue H.
Organization: Whitmire Jaycees
Event: Festival in Whitmire, SC
Event Date: Jun 12, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Liz C.

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Reviewer: Liz C.
Organization: York County Cancer Association
Event: Festival in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: Jun 19, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Costumed Character, Puppet Show

Review by Shelley D.

We contracted Pickles Da Clown out for the Got to be NC Festival in Raleigh, NC May 21-23, 2010 and were extremely pleased with her services. She was a fantastic addition to the festival. Children of all ages seemed to really enjoy Pickles and her balloon creations!

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Reviewer: Shelley D.
Organization: Got to be NC Festival
Event: Festival in Raleigh, NC
Event Date: May 22, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister, Costumed Character

Review by Abigail L.

I loved Ms. Barbara. She made a monkey with a banana for me. She was super.

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Reviewer: Abigail L.
Event: Festival in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: May 8, 2010

Review by Mike L.

Barbara was amazing. She had the children and parents smiling as she twisted simple balloons into animals and toys.

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Reviewer: Mike L.
Organization: Summer Breakpointe Day Camp
Event: Festival in Fort Mill, SC
Event Date: May 8, 2010
Hired As: Balloon Twister

Review by Charlene L.

Barbara, the Balloon Chick, was the HIT of our party! She was extremely professional, friendly and stayed over an hour past her contracted time to ensure that everyone got their "art". I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a balloon artist! The adults, as well as the children, were amazed at her balloon art.

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Reviewer: Charlene L.
Organization: Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mt. Holly
Event: Corporate Event in Belmont, NC
Event Date: May 6, 2010
Hired As: Balloon Twister

Review by Toby T.

The county fair was held march 12-21, 201 and pickles done a great job working the crowd. She kept folks smiling and twisting balloons for kids.

I appreciated her efforts.

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Reviewer: Toby T.
Organization: Fire Fighters' Indian River County Fair
Event: Fair in Vero Beach, FL
Event Date: Mar 12, 2010
Hired As: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Shellye P.

I saw Pickles Da Clown in the annual Peanut Festival parade. She shook hands with all the kids as she ran back and forth to each side of the street. She was so much fun to watch. Later in the park my daughter waited on line to get a balloon from Pickles. She was so sweet and nice! My daughter changed her mind about what balloon she wanted and in the middle of twisting Pickles changed the balloon character with out blinking! My daughter is still talking about her! I'm glad I found her through this link and was able to post a note. Thank you Pickles for making my daughter feel so special!!

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Reviewer: Shellye P.
Event: Festival in Emporia, VA
Event Date: Sep 26, 2009

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $135 and up. Call for more details
  • Insurance: up to $2-million
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: World Clown Association

Overview

Pickles Da Clown is one of the MOST amazing balloon artists in the Carolina's! Pickles does comedy magic and brings children from the audience up on stage to become the magician for each magic trick. Pickles Da Clown Entertainment also offers FABULOUS face painting, AMAZING glitter tattoos and costumed celebrity look-a-likes! To learn more...visit our website for more information.

Additional Booking Notes

We bring our own equipment for balloon twisting, face painting and glitter tattoos...including tables, chairs, tent for outdoor events. We also have our own PA & microphones for stage performances

Past Booked Events

09/01/11 Main St. LIVE!, Rock Hill, SC
08/27/11 Children's Evangelism Fellowship Good News Extravaganza, Raleigh, NC
08/25/11 Chick-Fil-A Baxter Village, Fort Mill, SC
08/18/11 Old Town Farmer's Market, Rock Hill, SC
08/12/11 Chick-Fil-A Dave Lyle, Rock Hill, SC
08/04/11 Main St. LIVE!, Rock Hill, SC
07/31/11 Bridal Show, Rock Hill, SC
07/30/11 Private Birthday Party, Mt. Holly, NC
07/28/11 Old Town Farmer's Market, Rock Hill, SC
07/23/11 Beach Blast, Kings Mt, NC
07/21/11 Chick-Fil-A Baxter Village, Fort Mill, SC
07/08/11 Chick-Fil-A Dave Lyle, Rock Hill, SC
07/04/11 July 4th Parade & Festival, Tega Cay, SC
07/03/11 Red, White & BOOM!, Rock Hill, SC
06/25/11 Private Birthday Party, Clemmons, NC
06/25/11 Private Birthday Party, Rock Hill, SC
06/24/11 Performing Arts Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/23/11 Performing Arts Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/22/11 Performing Arts Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/21/11 Performing Arts Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/20/11 Performing Arts Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/18/11 Company Picnic, Mt Holly, NC
06/18/11 Neighborhood Block Party, Charlotte, NC
06/17/11 WCCS Summer Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/16/11 Chick-Fil-A Baxter Village, Fort Mill, SC
06/15/11 WCCS Summer Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/13/11 WCCS Summer Camp, Rock Hill, SC
06/12/11 AME Church, Maysville, SC
06/12/11 Private Birthday Party, Waxhaw, NC
06/12/11 Private Graduation Party, Rock Hill, SC
06/11/11 Private Birthday Party, Rock Hill, SC
06/11/11 Battle of the Christian Bands, Gaffney, SC
06/10/11 Chick-Fil-A Dave Lyle, Rock Hill, SC
06/02/11 Main St. LIVE!, Rock Hill, SC
12/28/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
12/21/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
12/14/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
12/07/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
12/05/10 Christmasville Downtown Rock Hill, SC
12/04/10 Christmasville Downtown Rock Hill, SC
12/03/10 Christmasville Downtown Rock Hill, SC
12/02/10 Christmasville Downtown Rock Hill, SC
11/30/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
11/23/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
11/16/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
11/09/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
11/02/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
10/30/10 Boo-Ha-Ha Downtown Rock Hill, SC
10/30/10 Tega Cay Fall Festival, SC
10/28/10 Farmer's Market Downtown Rock Hill, SC
10/26/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
10/24/10 V.W. Memorial United Methodist Church, Columbia, SC
10/23/10 One Way Street Regional Puppet Festival, Concord, NC
10/22/10 One Way Street Regional Puppet Festival, Concord, NC
10/19/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
10/17/10 Private Birthday Party, Rock Hill, SC
10/16/10 Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill, SC
10/16/10 Private Birthday Party, Fort Mill, SC
10/14/10 Farmer's Market Downtown Rock Hill, SC
10/12/10 Godlen Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
10/09/10 Cleveland County Fair, Shelby, NC
10/08/10 Cleveland County Fair, Shelby, NC
10/05/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
10/02/10 Cleveland County Fair, Shelby, NC
10/01/10 Cleveland County Fair, Shelby, NC
09/28/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
09/25/10 Greek Night at the Old Town Bistro, Rock Hill, SC
09/25/10 Private Birthday Party, Columbia, SC
09/23/10 Farmer's Market Downtown Rock Hill, SC
09/21/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
09/18/10 Humane Society of York County, SC Dog Walk 5K Fun Run
09/18/10 Private Birthday Party, Rock Hill, SC
09/14/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
09/07/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
08/29/10 Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kings Mtn, NC
08/24/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
08/17/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill. SC
08/14/10 Charlotte Christian School, NC
08/14/10 Private Birthday Party
08/11/10 YMCS Day Camp Salisbury, NC
08/10/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
08/03/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
07/27/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
07/24/10 East View Baptist Church, Rock Hill, SC
07/22/10 Farmers Market Downtown Rock Hill, SC
07/20/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
07/13/10 Golden Corral Kids Night Rock Hill, SC
07/10/10 Private Birthday Party Huntersville, NC
07/08/10 Farmer's Market Downtown Rock Hill, SC
07/06/10 Golden Corral Kids Night
07/04/10 Tega Cay Celebration, Tega Cay, SC
07/03/10 Red, White & BOOM! Rock Hill, SC
07/03/10 Tega Cay Celebration, Tega Cay, SC
06/20/10 Pink Out! Fort Mill, SC
06/19/10 Sherry York Kitts Ribbon Fest, Fort Mill, SC
06/18/10 Baxter Village, Fort Mill, SC
06/12/10 Party In The Pines, Whitmire, SC
06/11/10 Relay For Life, Rock Hill, Sc
05/30/10 Church of God of Prophecy
05/29/10 Iris Festival in Sumter, SC
05/23/10 Taylor's Finish Line Festival, Concord, NC
05/22/10 It's Got To Be NC in Raleigh, NC
05/21/10 It's Got To Be NC in Raleigh, NC
05/15/10 Teaching in Arlington, VA for One Way Street Inc.
05/14/10 Teaching in Arlington, VA for One Way Street Inc.

Pickles Da Clown Entertainment

Barbara is the creator of Pickles Da Clown. She is also known as The Puppetlady and The Costume Queen. She has been entertaining children for thirty years. She is an accomplished seamstress thanks to her mother and grandmother showing her how to sew when she was five. She designs and sews all of Pickles & staffs costumes as well as costumes for pageant kids and other entertainers. Barbara was born, the youngest of six children, and raised in Middletown, NY located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. At the age of thirteen Barbara realized how much she cared about children. She became involved with puppets, acting and singing through church. She has taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, directed Children's Choir, Drama, Puppet and Clown Ministries. In high school, Barbara was in several school productions including The Sound of Music. She also made most of the costumes for Once Upon A Mattress. Barbara has also written several plays and skits over the years for church productions. Her comedy icebreaker skits were always a hit at the women's retreats for her church in NY. She came up with a fractured fairytale that was completely scripted in rhyme. It left the ladies with tears running down their cheeks from laughing so hard.

In 1995 Barbara got involved with directing a puppet ministry. In 1996 she had the chance to take classes with veteran Muppet builder, David Pannabecker. She started her own puppet company, Puppetlady Productions, and proceeded to sell hundreds of puppets around the world. She also directed a traveling puppet ministry, Promise Ministries Crusaders, with teens from three churches in Hudson Valley area involved. Her team traveled throughout Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties, to mention a few, with rave reviews.

Barbara has one son, Jason, 26, is a special effects makeup artist and independent filmmaker. He has created special effects props and make up for NYU film students. He hopes to one day be recognized for his work and end up in a major motion picture. Jason lives in NY. Barbara's husband, Pete, is an artist, airbrush artist and motorcycle technician.

In the summer of 2008, Barbara moved to Rock Hill, SC. Barbara has taught classes for One Way Street , Inc. at their Regional Puppet Festivals. Barbara is getting well-known around the Charlotte Metro area for Pickles Da Clown and her UNUSUAL & AWESOME balloon twisting skills.

Barbara is renowned to her friends as outspoken, fearless, quick witted, artistic and a wee bit eccentric. Pulling all of these quirky virtues together, along with her love for children she created Pickles Da Clown. Friends call her the female version of Mr. Rogers because of her nurturing nature.

Pickles Da Clown can enhance your event! She has an alluring personality and quick wit that makes her a favorite with audiences of all ages.

Pickles Da Clown Entertainment offers a WIDE variety of entertainment! We have several talented artists on staff that face paint...full face and cheek art...glitter tattoo artists...we have actors that impersonate celebrity character look-a-likes such as...Elsa, Belle, Ariel The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Tinkerbell, Strawberry Shortcake, Minnie Mouse, Mario, Jake The Pirate, Hello Kitty...fairies, pirates and lots of other exciting characters. We do not use mascot costumes because they are intimidating to young children. All of our characters are live actors in costumes that are hand made by the owner of Pickles Da Clown Entertainment...Barbara Emery. We offer comedy magic shows, incredible balloon twisting, face painting, glitter tattoos and so much more! We also create balloon decor for weddings, parties and all types of events! Hiring Pickles Da Clown Entertainment for your next event is like hiring a member of the family! Entertainment with a HEART for kids!

The team providing the talent:

Barbara Emery

Pickles Da Clown (owner)

Miss Riss

Lead Face Painter

Miss Kat aka Kotton Kandee

Face Painter & Balloon Artist

Mr. Jesse

Balloon Artist & Magician

Set List

10' x 10' or 10' x 20' or 12' x 12' or 12' x 32' space is needed for our crew to set up at a festival or event.

Influences & Inspiration

Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Abbott & Costello, Marx Brothers, Three Stooges, Jackie Gleason, Robin Williams

Setup Requirements

Electrical outlet

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