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The Festival of Fools

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Some foolishness has invaded The Forks this week, as tons of kids on spring break flood the area for face painting, fun performers, and the freedom to be as wacky as they like!

  • Kids of all ages enjoy a performance Monday by North Vancouver juggler Mike Battie at the Manitoba Childrens Festival's Festival of Fools at the Forks Market. The festival offers shows every day this week between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  featuring face painting, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and craft workshops.

    KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Kids of all ages enjoy a performance Monday by North Vancouver juggler Mike Battie at the Manitoba Childrens Festival's Festival of Fools at the Forks Market. The festival offers shows every day this week between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring face painting, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and craft workshops.

  • Battie juggles on his unicycle, capturing the attention of a crowd of kids at the Forks.

    KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Battie juggles on his unicycle, capturing the attention of a crowd of kids at the Forks.

  • A daring performance at the 14th annual Festival of Fools at the Forks in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The free festival of foolishness runs Saturday, March 29 to Sunday, April 6.

    Crystal Schick / Winnipeg Free Press

    A daring performance at the 14th annual Festival of Fools at the Forks in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The free festival of foolishness runs Saturday, March 29 to Sunday, April 6.

  • More foolish fun at the Forks.

    Crystal Schick / Winnipeg Free Press

    More foolish fun at the Forks.

  • A daring performance is too much for one little girl to watch at the Festival of Fools on Tuesday.

    Crystal Schick / Winnipeg Free Press

    A daring performance is too much for one little girl to watch at the Festival of Fools on Tuesday.

  • Kayla Landry, 10, loves butterfly face painting that she received at the 14th annual Festival of Fools.

    Crystal Schick / Winnipeg Free Press

    Kayla Landry, 10, loves butterfly face painting that she received at the 14th annual Festival of Fools.

  • Lucy Sayre, 2, can't decide which colourful toy she likes more at the Forks on Tuesday.

    Crystal Schick / Winnipeg Free Press

    Lucy Sayre, 2, can't decide which colourful toy she likes more at the Forks on Tuesday.

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