Mar 19

phatty32_promo_yellow-blueGet Ready Ann Arbor!

Flying Clipper is proud to be an official sponsor of the Ann Harbor Juggling Arts Festival in 2013! We’ve sponsored this event for a number of years and it continues to grow and amaze us and the great people that attend every year! This is a wildly entertaining and interactive festival with lots to see and do.

Be sure to enter the raffle when you get there because you’ll have the chance to win a 5-ball set of our amazing Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a Logo Pouch!

Here is some information from their official, event website:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wide World Sports
2140 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan
–Prop Vendors
–Open juggling
Watch this space for more details!

Questions? Email or call Micah Tessler at (248) 990-8084.

Interested in organizing a workshop? Email Paul Wolberg (pswolberg, at comcast dot net).

You can also sign up for our juggling festival announcements email list


Also, check out a video from the 2010 event:


Mar 19

phatty32_promo_black-whiteThat’s right!

Flying Clipper is proud to be an official sponsor of the Tucson Juggling Festival 2013 celebrations happening this April! In our usual fashion, we’re sending a 5-ball set of our popular Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a Logo Pouch for one very lucky raffle winner to take home from the event for free! That’s one more awesome reason to show up for this awesome event!!


Here’s some more information from their official, event website:

WhenApril 12-14

Where: Catalina State Park


Cost: We operate entirely by donation, so give what you can afford. (Catalina State Park $15 per vehicle/per night overnight camping fee.)
This event marks the Tucson Juggling Club’s 5th festival!  It’s an informal 3-day event held at Catalina State Park on the north side of Tucson. Accommodations will be camping primarily, although there are some hotels relatively close by.The festival operates entirely by donation, however the park requires a small camping fee.  Plenty of time to juggle, hike, juggle, eat (potluck food, but we’ve never gone hungry), and juggle some more.  If you plan on attending it would help us greatly if you email with an idea of how many people will be here and your estimated arrival and departure dates (from the Catalina State Park campsite).
We will be doing stenciling again this year, so bring something to decorate (shirt, bag, etc).
Friday: Arrive and set up your camp.  Food to be shared will be set out on the picnic tables under the ramada and we will setup a fire.
Saturday: Wake up and juggle!  Stop when it gets dark.
Sunday: Slowly pack up while getting side-tracked to juggle with people you didn’t juggle with earlier.
For current weather info, click here.
Mar 17

Get Ready New York!

Here comes the THIRD Annual Barefoot Monkeys Juggling and Fire Arts Convention at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie NY! Flying Clipper is sponsoring this event in typical fashion; we’re sending a 5-ball set of our popular Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a Logo Pouch for one very lucky raffle winner to take home from the event for free!

Event Info from the Official Monkey See Monkey Do 3D Website:

“Come one, come all to the THIRD Annual Barefoot Monkeys Juggling and Fire Arts Convention at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie NY! Join us for a weekend of workshops, fire spinning, games, vendors, prizes and a Saturday night show. The past two years have been a blast, and this year’s is shaping up to be by far the biggest and most talent-filled convention yet!

Like usual, this event is totally free to attend! We’ll be looking into providing crash space for as many people as possible, as well as travel compensation to some teachers and performers (applications are above!). Stay tuned for more information as the date nears, and check out the logistics page for further details!”


  • Aaron Nevil Hall
  • Adam van Houten
  • Aileen Lawler
  • Anthony Pinggera
  • Ben Reynolds
  • Charlie Cushing
  • Dave Statik
  • David “Honeybear” Foregger
  • Ben “Drex” Drexler
  • Ember Flynn
  • Evan Davis
  • Felix Steiney
  • Karen Sokolow
  • Kevein Gao
  • Liz Knights
  • Lyca Mikhael
  • Marvin Ong
  • Matt Wise
  • Ryan Elwood
  • Sam Boyles
  • Sam Stites
  • Tom Grinyer


Related Links:

Mar 17

Flying Clipper is sponsoring WOMBAT March 2013!

That’s right! We’re sending a 5-ball set of our popular Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a Logo Pouch for one very lucky raffle winner to take home from the event for free!


What is WOMBAT anyway??

“WOMBAT is the Winter Object Manipulation Bootcamp At Tufts, hosted by the Tufts Jumbo Jugglers and the organizers of Medford Spinjam. The event is a workshop weekend with classes for all levels of spinners. We’re here to share knowledge and build community with our fellow object manipulation artists.”

“Join us for a weekend full of learning and play! We’ll have workshops on poi, staff, hoop, juggling, acrobatics, and more, for spinners of all levels.”

– from the Official WOMBAT website,


Relevant Links:

Mar 16

Get Ready Arkansas!

Peter Irish and many other talented jugglers are about to descend upon the All-Star Sports Arena in Springdale, AR for the 2013 NWA Juggling Festival! We’ve donated a 5-ball set of our famous Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls and a Logo Pouch for the event raffle.

More information about the event and the many talented individuals and groups that will be performing can be found below. There are a few links with more information, as well as a lot of info taken from one of the Facebook Event pages listed below.

Event Info Pages

2013 NWA Juggling Festival event page:

2013 NWA Juggling Spectacular page (public show):

NWA Juggling Festival Open Group page:


Event Information

Hello, Everyone! It’s time to mark your calendars for the 2013 NWA juggling festival, April 12, 13, and 14.

Gym space will be at the All Star Sports Arena:
1906 Cambridge Street
Springdale, AR 72762)

The gym will be open 5-10 pm on Friday, April 12, and 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday, April 13.

Games will be Saturday afternoon. Golden clubs are up for grabs.

Friday and Saturday night there will be all-night juggling at Galen’s house. Message Ellen Winters or Galen harp for the address.

Renegade will happen, also at Galen’s

The show will be Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm at the Global Campus Theater, on the downtown Fayetteville square.
2 East Center St.
Fayetteville, AR.

Sunday there will be juggling and BBQ at Galen’s.


Peter Irish

Doug Sayers

Institute of Jugglology, performing Circuit III

Ethan Robison

More performers TBA…

Tickets for the show are now available online, $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10:

Tickets will also be available at the door, $13 for adults and $7 for children under 10, cash only.

Contact Galen Harp for crash space. Camping space is available and encouraged. Contact Ellen Winters with any other questions.

In addition to the juggling festival, this year the city of Bentonville will be hosting a busker competition April 5, 6, and 7th! The week between the busker festival and the juggling festival will be full of shows and activities, including a float trip, a juggling and hiking trip, a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum (, and a variety show deep in the Ozark Mountains (Eureka Springs).

Check back for a more detailed schedule as the date approaches.

Hope to see you all soon!

Mar 16

Get Ready University of Maryland!

Flying Clipper is proud to sponsor the 21st Annual Congress of Jugglers at the University of Maryland. We’ve sent them a 5-ball set of our Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a Logo Pouch for the raffle being held at their event.

Find out more details about the event below and be sure to check out their club website for more information about the club and the university.  



The 21st annual Congress of Jugglers at the University of Maryland will take place April 5–7, 2013. As always, it’s all free, and we invite jugglers of all ages, sizes, and skill levels to come!

If you’d like to get involved, awesome! We need jugglers to run workshops, performers to be in the show, and crash space to accomodate travelers. If you can help out, please contact Sophie Jablansky.

If you’d like to offer your support as a vendor, you can get more information here.


Open juggling will be held in the Ritchie Coliseum all three days:

Friday 6PM–12AM
Saturday 10AM–12AM
Sunday 10AM–3PM

In addition, we have the following planned for Saturday:

  • Games, including unicycle hockey
  • Workshops
  • Performance show (in Hoff Theater)
  • Fire juggling (outside of Ritchie)
Mar 12


The Flying Clipper is once again an offical sponsor for the 2013 U.S. OPEN Footbag Net Championships!


 This year Flying Clipper will be donating 24 Juice Netbags! This netbag is the ideal for the fast growing sport of Footbag Net.


The 2013 U.S. OPEN Footbag Net Champsionships will take place June 29-30 this year in Portland, Oregon! Footbag was born in Oregon in 1972, so what better way to hold this event than where it was discovered. It will be held at Willamette Park, a beautiful riverfront park with flat playing fields. This event offers footbag net play for everyone- beginners, intermediates, and pros! The U.S. OPEN holds the biggest events for women, so ladies make sure to come out. Fans, friends, and supporters welcome!

The U.S. OPEN will kick off Friday Night, June 28th with a registration party! Make sure to come by to start the championships out right!

Here is the official event schedule:


Registration for all Open and Intermediate events closes at noon Saturday!

NOVICE/BEGINNER kicker clinics throughout the day.

Singles Net: Player’s meeting and Open matches begin promptly at 10:00am.

Open Singles Net players must be checked in by 9:00am.

Open Singles Net format will be single elimination, rally scoring.

Intermediate Singles Net starts approximately 11:00am.

Women’s Net schedule will be based upon number of players.

Doubles events will be pool format, sideout scoring.

10:00am – 1:00pm: Singles Net
1:30pm – 5:00pm: Doubles Net
 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Mixed Doubles Net

*All net players who are eliminated are encouraged to play off for ranking in

the final standings.*

Saturday night activity – retire to the McMenamins Fulton Pubacross the



NOVICE/BEGINNER kicker Foot-C clinics throughout the day.

10:30am: Singles Net playoffs
12:30pm: Doubles Net playoffs
2:30pm: Mixed Doubles playoffs
4:00pm: Mixed Doubles final
5:00pm: Doubles finals
6:00pm: Singles finals

 Awards on site!

Mar 11


Here at Flying Clipper we are very passionate about juggling. So when we heard of The Pocono Juggle Fest we donated a 5-ball set of the Phat Tyre Tossaball juggling balls with a logo pouch to their raffle!

The Pocono Juggle Fest took place this past weekend at Panther High School and Lehighton Area High School where jugglers from the ages 18-85 came to learn some new tricks. Here plenty of props were readily accessible and experienced circus performers and jugglers willing to help with tricks. All throughout the day on Saturday there were impromptu lessons in every corner of the gym, corridors and auditorium. Lessons covered everything from hulu hooping to aerial skills. There was something for everyone here at the festival. The event wrapped up Saturday night with a big show, where jugglers who have performed all around the globe came to participate. Rob Barowski and and Kim Laird, coordinators of the event, were thrilled to share their passion in juggling and circus arts with their community.

Check out the Pocono Juggle Fest’s Facebook for full coverage of the event, including pictures and videos! 







Mar 5

It’s Official!!  

Flying Clipper is officially sponsoring the 13th Annual Humboldt Juggling Festival! We’ve donated a set of our brand-new Phat Tyre 32 Panel Juggling Balls with a Logo Pouch to the event for their raffle. Show up and get a chance to win these amazing, new, juggling props!



Here is some official information about the event:

The 13thAnnual Humboldt Juggling Festival will take place March 21st through 24th , 2013 at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. As always, because of our involvement with HSU we are able to offer the main event to the public for FREE!

This includes a large open gym for free play, object manipulation workshops of all kinds, games/competitions, a renegade show, a paying public show, fire show, and much more! We welcome and encourage people of all ages, skill levels, and walks of life to come, watch, participate, learn, and have fun!

Here are some more links about the event:

Jan 6

The University of Victoria Juggling Club is hosting a weekend long event in January for people to come together and learn, share and display their wild, wonderful and sometimes wacky skills. This festival has 30 workshops and 2 juggling shows. Do you have your own talent already? Join in for the open mic Renegade show on Friday and show off your skillz! There is a special guest named Komei Aokifrom Japan. His fusion of dance and juggling together has set him apart from the others, and he has become an internationally acclaimed performance artist. He will be featured in the Gala show on the Saturday night at the Metro in downtown Victoria. Our show also features the best of Canadian born and bred West Coast talent.  See here for more details, including directions and performers.

Here is a schedule of events

Fri., Jan 18

4:00pm – 8:30pm Open juggling & workshops Central Middle School
9:00pm – 11:00pm Renegade show Central Middle School

Sat., Jan 19

10:00am – 6:00pm Open juggling & workshops Central Middle School
7:30pm – 9:00pm Public show (doors open at 7:00) Metro theatre

Sun., Jan 20

10:00am – 5:00pm Open juggling, workshops, games, & cleanup Central Middle School

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