Must see new show “¡Fiestas de Marionetas!” at the State Fair of Texas

Laura Nunez


The all-new “¡Fiestas de Marionetas!” is a must see show at the State Fair of Texas based on Hispanic culture that featured over 100 handmade puppets created by local artists.


The show includes a small village surrounded by lights and beautiful landscaping where handmade marionettes come to life as iconic symbols of Hispanic culture. Selena Quintanilla, queen of Tejano music, is prominently featured in the show as a marionette dances and sings along to the iconic “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”


According to producing director, Kent Williams, the family-friendly show has no trouble generating a crowd despite debuting for the first time.


“In our experience even if we start with a small audience because people hear and see it just grows and grows and grows and by the end we have people standing on the steps, looking over fence lines. It’s a lot of fun!”


The “¡Fiestas de Marionetas!” also takes part in the Sensory-Friendly Mornings every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


“We have adapted our show to sensory friendly family groups because we had to lower our volume, we also have technical elements in our show that we had to remove like confetti cannon and even bubbles,” said Williams.


The State Fair of Texas will close on Sunday Oct. 20.

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