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Pickles Da Clown Entertainment

Pickles Da Clown Entertainment

25 reviews

About Pickles Da Clown Entertainment

We offer famous mascot style costumed cartoon characters for parties in the Charlotte, NC Metro Area including York and Lancaster Counties in SC. We are based in Rock Hill, SC.
Pickles Da Clown has retired from dressing in costume. Her creator is still available, on a limited basis, to twist balloons & face paint at parties. Same FABULOUS balloon creations just not dressed as a clown. Check out our website for more information.


The Entertainer of Many Faces

By Sharon G. on February 17, 2012

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!

Pickles at St. Patrick's Day

By Frank H. on June 15, 2011

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.

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Tara K.

By Tara K. on April 19, 2011

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.

Hired as: Balloon Twister, Costumed Character

Review by Neil D.

By Neil D. on April 18, 2011

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.

Hired as: Balloon Twister

Review by Dave B.

By Dave B. on April 17, 2011

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 !!!!

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Decor, Balloon Twister

Review by Victor P.

By Victor P. on February 10, 2011

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

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Tara K.

By Tara K. on February 9, 2011

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.

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Anne S.

By Anne S. on February 9, 2011

Pickles was awesome and the whole campus enjoyed having her!

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Kendall H.

By Kendall H. on February 9, 2011

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! :)

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician

Review by Brigitte W.

By Brigitte W. on February 9, 2011

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Noelle M.

By Noelle M. on February 2, 2011

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.

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Costumed Character

Review by Kelly M.

By Kelly M. on January 31, 2011

Absolutely wonderful!

Hired as: Clown

Review by Patty F.

By Patty F. on January 30, 2011

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.

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Comedy Magician

Review by Scott R. J.

By Scott R. J. on November 30, 2010

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!!

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician

Review by Lauren B.

By Lauren B. on October 19, 2010

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!

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician

Review by Shannon M.

By Shannon M. on September 23, 2010

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!!!

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician

Review by Wanda S.

By Wanda S. on September 18, 2010

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.

Hired as: Clown, Children's Party Entertainment

Review by Sue H.

By Sue H. on June 30, 2010


Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Liz C.

By Liz C. on June 22, 2010

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Costumed Character, Puppet Show

Review by Shelley D.

By Shelley D. on May 24, 2010

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!

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister, Costumed Character

Review by Abigail L.

By Abigail L. on May 10, 2010

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

Review by Mike L.

By Mike L. on May 10, 2010

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

Hired as: Balloon Twister

Review by Charlene L.

By Charlene L. on May 7, 2010

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.

Hired as: Balloon Twister

Review by Toby T.

By Toby T. on April 14, 2010

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.

Hired as: Clown, Balloon Twister

Review by Shellye P.

By Shellye P. on February 15, 2010

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!!

Booking Info

  • 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!

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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