Bread & Puppet Celebrates Political Leaf Peeping

GLOVER – Bread & Puppet will hold their annual Political Leaf Peeping, celebrating the fall landscape and the completion of another summer season, with an afternoon of music, puppet shows and potato pancakes. The event will take place Sunday, September 26, at the Bread & Puppet farm in Glover.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Pine Forest, with a memorial sing for Elka Schumann, who passed away August 1. The sing will be followed by sideshows performed by friends and neighbors, including Banjo Bob, Merry-Go-Round and Clare Dolan, leading into a short combined circus and pageant in the circus amphitheater.

Later, a parade will proceed up the hill to witness the official landscape opening ceremony, and director Peter Schumann will serve his traditional potato pancakes with fresh applesauce.

The Bread & Puppet Museum, showcasing one of the largest collections of big puppets in the world, and the museum store, featuring a selection of new and old posters, books, and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press, will be open throughout the afternoon.

An exhibit of watercolor landscapes by Scott Luscombe will be on view in the Woodshed Gallery, which adjoins the museum. The Bad Bedsheet Existability Exhibit, large format paintings on old bedsheets by Peter Schumann, will be featured at Remi’s Wall, located on the walkway from the circus parking lot to the Pine Forest. The Bread & Puppet Museum will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Masks are required and available to visit the museum. This event will not be ticketed, but donations are welcome. All events take place at the Bread & Puppet Farm, 753 Heights Road. For more information visit breadandpuppet.org.