Past Crankie Fests

A very magical, wonderful audience at the Northwest Puppet Center's 3rd Crankie Fest on Oct. 1, 2016.

I've been collecting crankie fest posters since 2013. It's exciting to see the number of festivals increasing ever year. ❤

2019 - The 2nd Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival happened in November, 2019.  Organized by Leonard Podalak, banjo player with the band the Duhks. He has also given countless crankie workshops to kids in the Winnipeg area. Check out the website!

2017 - From Italy! Chiara Scarpone created this poster for her crankie tour.
2017 - The first Ithaca (NY) Crankie Cabaret. It was a sold out success! The event was coordinated by crankster Lily Gershon.
2017 - The first Bellingham Crankie Fest in Bellingham, WA. It was at the Alternative Library.

2016, In the Pittsburgh, PA area, Ellen Gozion coordinated this festival.  On the poster is one of her crankies  mad of paper mosaic.

December 2016. This crankie fest was at the the award-winning Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT. It was coordinated by Brendan Taafe and Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass of the Sandglass Theater. Poster by long-time crankster Sam Bartlett.
January, 2016. In Baltimore, MD, poster made created by Valeska Populoh.
2015, David Buchen created this poster. The festival is coordinated by David Buchen and Clare Dolan.
Sept 2014. This poster created by Katherine Fahey of Baltimore.
July, 2014 - Ruby Carlson of the Velaslavasay Panorama photo-shopped this 19th century engraving for my performance there in Los Angeles.
July, 2013. This poster created by Dejah Leger.
Feb. 14th, 2013 - Seattle's 1st crankie fest at the Northwest Puppet Center.
2017 I think. This is Matt Muirhead from Baltimore, MD.

This page created in 2013, updated in 2020.  Sue Truman