International Clown Week Observance at Showmen's Rest

Through heavy promotional work, detailed event preparation, enthusiastic support from the cemetery, and a great lineup of speakers and performers, audience turnout in recent years has been a great success. Official estimates are as high as 200 people in attendance, as well as reporters from multiple major media outlets, and a few dozen professional clowns.

Clown Week observance piece on WTTW's Chicago Tonight in 2008

Official event photo albums on 200820072006

Check out some post-event press:
TimeOut Chicago event listing.
"Summer Sizzle" story from local newspaper.
Big story with photo from Monday Metro section in Chicago Tribune.
Short news story Sunday night on Fox TV.
Full Review in the World Clown Association magazine.
Photo Essay in the Midwest Clown Association newspaper.
Brief article on
Tom Young's photos.
Missie Ward's photos.
Check out some of the pre-event press:
Editor's Pick event listing in The Reader!
Editor's Pick event listing in Timeout Chicago!
Editor's Pick event listing on
Event listing on CenterStage.
Event listing on CraigsList.
Event listing with photo on Circus Fans of America web-site.
Event listing in Chicago Parent magazine's e-newsletter.
Event listing in Woodlawn newsletter.
Event listing with photo from unknown local paper.
Listings also appeared on, West Suburban Clown Club newsletter, Clown Guild of Metropolitan Chicago newsletter, Chicago Catholic University Club newsletter, and other regional newspapers.

Read Susan Hooper's in-depth review of 2007's event.

This website provided courtesy of Susan Hooper - "Not Your Ordinary Clown"