Jugglefest is a three-day event full of workshops, games, trick trading, shows, and a silent auction. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new skills, meet people, or just chill out and watch. All skill levels are welcome! Yes, this includes you!
Surrounded by piles of wood, power tools, & cables, Zak will demonstrate what juggling has meant to him over the last 15 years. He hopes to show you a new way to think about juggling & its infinite potential.
Zak will perform Trick Machine, a show seen at international festivals and events around the world
No, it does not matter if you are not a UT student. Really, everyone is welcome!
Park for free at All Saints' Church, then walk a few blocks with us to the University of Texas building FAC 21
Join us Friday night for an open stage - you never know what kind of zany hijinks will ensue! Note: Some content may not be suitable for young children. Other content won't be suitable for anyone at all.
On Saturday night we're pulling out all the stops! We'll be showcasing performers from Austin and all over the world as they demonstrate their skills in the circus arts. Come on down and check out the best family friendly show in Austin!
Purchase wristbands, Public Show tickets, and t-shirts here
Coin Juggling - Juggle three or more coins of at least 75 cents total face value longer than everyone else. When you drop, you must drop all your coins on the ground. The last person juggling is the winner, and gets to keep all the coins, but must also pick them up by themself.
Distance Self Pass - Start juggling 3 clubs, throw a club, then run. Whoever throws their club the farthest (and catches it cleanly back into a cascade), wins!
Huggling - Find a partner, then juggle 3 balls while huggling each other for as long as possible.
Four-Club Endurance - Juggle longer than everyone else. Everyone starts at the same time. When you drop, you're out. The last person juggling is the winner. No multiplexing!
Five-Ball Endurance - Juggle longer than everyone else. Everyone starts at the same time. When you drop, you're out. The last person juggling is the winner. No multiplexing!
Speed Passing - TEAM EVENT - A team of two jugglers passes six clubs as fast as they can. There are two heats of one minute each. The average score of the two heats determines the winning team.
Seven-Club Endurance - TEAM EVENT - A team of two jugglers passes seven clubs longer than everyone else. Everyone starts at the same time. When either team member drops, the team is out. The last team juggling is the winner.
Three Ball Simon Says - Simon says "Do the tricks that Simon says to do, and don't do the tricks that he doesn't!"
Club Gathering - Catch and hold as many clubs as you can, as thrown by Gamesmeister, Jerry Peterson. He will throw double spins at a constant rate to each competitor. The one who holds the most clubs without dropping wins.
Check out our Workshop Schedule. The schedule will evolve as Jugglefest approaches, so keep checking back!
Want to attend a workshop? No registration is required, and there is no additional charge. Just visit the Workshop Wall when you arrive to check out the final schedule!
Interested in running a workshop? We'll leave a few open spots in the schedule for folks who get inspired to share their skills. Grab a marker and add a helpful description to one of the open time slots on the Workshop Wall.
✨ Magic Corner ✨
New for 2023: Join us in the Magic Corner (look for the tent in the gym) as Cranius and Paprika demonstrate a variety of amazing and mystifying magical techniques!
Friday, 7pm: Cranius will puzzle you with his math magic, then Paprika will refresh you with her water magic!
Saturday, 2pm: Prepare yourself to be astounded by the marvelous, mystical magic of Cranius!
Saturday, 4pm: Paprika will perform a lovely linking rings act.
Sunday, Noon: Don't blink: Cranius will execute a series of rope and knot tricks.
Bid on a selection of props, books, art, and other mysterious objects in the Jugglefest silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Texas Juggling Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The silent auction runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
Thursday March 23, 2023
7:00pm through Midnight - Join us for an extended edition of our free weekly TJS meeting at All Saints' Church (209 W 27th Street)
8:00pm - Free Zak Mcallister: Trick Machine show at the University of Texas FAC 21
10:00pm - 1:00am After Party at Nate and Jessica's house! Come on over to 1900 Steamboat Springs Cove. Please park along the street. If regular street parking is full, you can park in the center of the cul-de-sac.