About Us  Ernest M Wachter Master Artist, Puppeteer

After spending several years in the retail business I opened a candle manufacturing business in the early 70’s . Business was very good for a few years until the “wave”  of novelties had passed and I sold the business.  MY interests turn to Glass and I started engraving glassware and selling at craft shows up and down the east coast.  A couple of years in to engraving I met a German Glassblower and became interested in hot glass so after some experimenting I began making  figurines and ornaments in hot glass the “German” way.  One Christmas while selling glassware and German toys among which were marionettes. I talked with a puppeteer  friend about marionettes and we decided to put a small show together. We bought our first marionettes and modified them to form a “circus” show.  We had 6 marionettes and it ran for 15 minutes. A small start.  The seed was planted.

I continued to make additional marionettes using a variety of materials., the show grew we now had a 30 minute show with 14 marionettes  now we needed a new stage, and I built the indoor stage. It too went through some changes until the present stage. We now have an indoor stage and an outdoor stage. In 200 we added games to the circus and marionette sales. The Circus ran for 7 years until 2006.

It was time for a new show I decided that we needed a new show and through some discussion with friends, I decided on a Country show. 

Country Kids Jamboree an all-new barn stage 15 new marionettes and new music and script. As we entered 2008, I also added a “live” performer to the show.  New country games and pony rides.  We had a very successful season and as we enter 2009 I am looking for an even bigger year. I have added more marionettes new music and even more games and activities. 

Even though the economy is poor everyone needs a little entertainment to keep their spirits up and Puppen Meister Productions will be there to raise your spirits and tickle you funny bone, making 2009 a year of new beginnings.

Our services include;

Children's entertainment
Festival management
Craft show promotions

Business promotions