Wednesday February 8    

6:00-8:00 PM    Early Registration – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)

8:00 PM            Staff Meeting


Thursday, February 9th

8:00 AM            Registration Opens – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)

7:30                Breakfast provided in the hotel dining hall

8:15-8:45           Morning Devotions – Rodger Spencer & David Sneed – The Club (Big Top)

9:00-4:00           Thursday Intensives: Additional Fee


Track #1 Puppet Construction and Performance with Gary Gramlich – Table Rock (Red Nose)
Learn how to create both sacred and secular puppet presentations that are delightfully “edutaining”. Morning session will focus on puppetry skills and weaving together a fun performance to be presented Friday evening. Afternoon session will be a creative adventure in puppet and prop building – lots of different kits to choose from.

Track #2 Pediatric, Nursing Home & Veteran Clowning: Ron Anglin & Barb Field  – Taneycomo (Circus)
Hospital clowning is an interdisciplinary art that involves a wide variety of skills, such as humor, drama, music, and dance, and has a notable beneficial and therapeutic impact on patients. The main aim is to distract patients during the preoperative period and during medical procedures, induce positive emotions, and decrease negative emotions in order to demystify medicine and help in the healing process.

 Track #3 Balloon Decor with Kornpop and Chris BurtonThe Club (Big Top)
In this class, we will be thinking outside the box, using both classic and organic styles to build décor that compliments the conference theme. You will learn sizing, technique and even some tricks of the trade. We will go through what you will need to start your décor business and how to attract clients. 

Track #4 Face Painting for Fun & Profit with Hope Holmes & Kandi Saylor-Lundeen Remington – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)
Proven designs for both birthday parties and line work. We’ll be starting with fundamentals and ending with pizazz. We will review the proper tools, hygiene, product, and technique. There will be a business class for those who wish to generate income. Bring your kit and be prepared to paint. If you do not have a kit, we will have a small sample kit available for an additional fee.



12:00-1:00        Lunch at Crystal Room (Center Ring) $8 – Pay at the door

4:00-7:00           Tator Town Vendors Midway Open – Dinner on Your Own

7:00-9:00           Music: David Sneed & Open Mic: Perform Your Favorite Gospel Skit plus: MC Lohren Meier, Clown Guild, Dream Team & Steve Kissell

9:00-10:00         JAM for face painting & balloons at hotel (bring a snack to share) – Taneycomo (Circus)                     



Friday, February 10th

8:00 AM            Registration Opens – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)

7:30                Breakfast provided in the hotel dining hall

8:15-8:45           Morning Devotions – Ann Gramlich & David Sneed – The Club (Big Top)

9:00-6:00           Tator Town Vendors Midway Open

9:00-4:00           Friday Intensives: Additional Fee


Track #1 Children’s Ministry Extravaganza with Pastors Ann & Gary GramlichTable Rock (Red Nose)
“I work with kids but I’m tired of doing the same old stories and activities!!!” Out of the box ideas and hands on participation activities to re-energize your ministries!!! Be ready to learn and participate in a special black light number!!! (Bring dark jeans and long sleeve dark shirt)

Track #2 Twisters University with Kornpop & Spangle – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)
Fasten your seat belts and prepare for an unbelievable day of balloon twisting. The amount of balloon knowledge from this Dynamic Duo will blow your mind! Learn amazing balloon creations that will have your clients exclaiming “wow” and booking you for return engagements.

Track #3 Advanced Puppet Making: Melissa Dawn Knuckles material fee at door – Taneycomo (Circus)
This class will be making your own Glorified Sock Puppet. Though it may sound simple, this pattern can be used to make people, animals or monsters. And like most things, it’s what is inside that counts! We will cover techniques used by professional puppet makers. We will learn cutting and gluing foam, mouth plates, working with wire, machine & hand stitching, working with fleece, fur, and eyes. This hands-on format will have each participant, in the end, the happy owner of their own custom Puppet! We will touch on characterization, manipulation, movement, and what makes a good story and performance! 

Track #4 Gospel Magic Day: Larry Hipps, Loheren Meier, Edwin Corbin & Colleen Fouts Remington – The Club(Big Top)
Enjoy a full day of laughter and learning with these 4 accomplished international performers as they share their knowledge of Gospel Magic and performance techniques. How to perform it, where to get it or how to make it will be taught. Bring a fun magic wand and be prepared to be wowed!


12:00-1:00     Lunch at the Crystal Hall (Center Ring) $8 – Pay at the door

4:30-5:00       Show Me Arts & Ministry Convention Begins Music: David Sneed & Announcements – The Club (Big Top)

5:00-6:30       Dinner on Your Own with a New Friend

7:00-9:00        Ima P. Ugly special, Barb Field, Kelly Presson & Black Light Performance – The Club (Big Top)

9:00-10:00     JAM for face painting & balloons at hotel (bring a snack to share) – Taneycomo (Circus)


Saturday, February 11th

8:00 AM          Registration Opens – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)

7:30                Breakfast provided in the hotel dining hall                                                                                   

8:15-8:45        Morning Devotions – Gary Gramlich & David Sneed – The Club (Big Top)

9:00-9:15        Group Photo in The Club (Big Top)

9:00-3:00        Jr. Joeys Meet – The Club (Big Top)

9:00-5:30        Tator Town Vendors Midway Open – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)


  1. What’s in a Clown’s Pocket – David Sneed – Taneycomo (Circus)
  2. Storytelling Magic – Chris Burton – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  3. Mime – Barb Field – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)

10:45-11:45   Seminars

  1. Intro to Ventriloquism – Sonja Corbin – Taneycomo (Circus)
  2. Props on a Budget – Colleen Fouts – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  3. Developing Character Voices & Personalities – Kelly Presson – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)

11:45-1:00    Lunch on at Crystal Hall (Center Ring) $8 – Pay at the door

1:00-2:00      Seminars

  1. Games People Play – Steve Kissell – Taneycomo (Circus)
  2. Puppetry Choreography – Melissa Knuckles – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  3. Library and School Shows – Kornpop – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)


2:15-3:15      Seminars

  1. Gospel Magic – Edwin Corbin – Taneycomo (Circus)
  2. Just Imagine…Stories That Come Alive – Ann & Gary Gramlich – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  3. Juggling 101 – Ron Anglin – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)


3:30-4:30      Seminars

  1. Fancy Balloon Headbands – Spangle – Taneycomo (Circus)
  2. Character Performance Part 1 – Hope – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  3. Dowel rod Part 1 – Colleen – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)


4:45-5:45      Seminars

  1. Presenting the Gospel – Barb Field – Taneycomo (Circus)
  2. Character Performance Part 2 – Hope – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  3. Dowel rod Part 2 – Colleen – Crystal Hall (Center Ring)


5:45-6:15     Last Chance to Shop – Tator Town Vendor Midway

6:30-9:00     Banquet (Dress as your favorite medieval character)

Worship music: David Sneed, Mike Jewel & Band of Jewels
Big Top Show starring Kornpop, Kelly Presson, Edwin & Sonja Corbin, & Ron Anglin with Jr. Joeys, Dowel Rod Class and Theater Class performances – MC’s Boppy & PJ – The Club (Big Top)

9:30-10:30   JAM for puppets, magic, face painting, & balloons (bring a snack to share) – Taneycomo (Circus)


Sunday, February 12th

9:00-9:45     Seminars

  1. Birthday Parties with Style – Kornpop – Table Rock (Red Nose)
  2. Prof. Womboggle: The Science of Clowns – Barb Fields – Taneycomo (Circus)

9:45            Travel to Real Life Church 136 Hillbilly Lane Hollister, MO

                   This will be music, worship, message and commissioning

12:00 PM     Show Me Planning Guild Meeting   


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See you next year February 8-11, 2024