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When: Fri., Aug. 1, 12-9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 2014
Phone: 802-865-7166
Price: Free.
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Ever see a woman crush apples with her biceps? At the Festival of Fools, strong woman Mama Lou performs this remarkable feat. A host of international performers draws more than 10,000 spectators annually to this celebration of silliness that takes clowning around very seriously. Four stages in downtown Burlington feature family-friendly performances that meld music, comedy and circus arts, making for one wacky weekend. Notable acts include acclaimed pantomime artist Rob Torres, the Yo-Yo People and fan favorites Big Nazo — a troupe of larger-than-life mutant puppets and masked musicians.



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