- Typical Gig: 60 - 120 minutes
- Fee: $95 and up. Call for more details
- Insurance: $2,000,000,000 - Copy of certificate available upon request
- Languages: English
- Unions: World Clown Association
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, 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
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-seven 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, 29, 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, independent filmmaker and special effects makeup artist.
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...we have actors that impersonate celebrity character look-a-likes such as...Elsa, Anna, Spiderman, Belle, Ariel The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Tinkerbell, Strawberry Shortcake, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Ninja Turtles, Wonder Woman, SuperGirl, Thomas the Tank Engine, Olaf, Rainbow Dash, Captain America...fairies, pirates and lots of other exciting characters. We offer comedy magic shows, incredible balloon twisting, face painting and so much more! We offer festival costumed character appearances. Hiring Pickles Da Clown Entertainment for your next event is like hiring a member of the family! Entertainment with a HEART for kids!