Annual
Action Skill Toys & Yo-Yo CONVENTION 
For  Participants  
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum,  Burlington, Wisconsin USA  
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              2019!   24th Annual
      Action Skill Toys & Yo-Yo Celebration!
 Sat/Sun March 23, 24, 30, 31; 2019 

 - Kendamas, yo-yos, juggling, hula hoops, paddleballs, 
   cup 'n Balls, gizzmos and more! Each day has its own schedule.
  -Hands-on, take part, quick little informal contests,
   hands-on gizzmos, 
classes, workshops, demonstrations,
   fun little prizes
, meet an expert, fun little prizes, and more! 


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    24th Annual Skill Toys & Yo-Yo Convention!  2019
                Real Fun, Real Toys 

       Real People, Real Time!

                                            

 Classes, workshops, challenges, play & practice!
 Demonstrations, challenges, family fun!
 (for ages 8-108)
 
 -You can attend just one session 
  or better yet: come to everything!
                                  

  Each day & session is different






 
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                ~Join us for incredible, classic fun~
                                     the 24th Annual 
     SKILL 
TOYS & YO-YO 

         CONVENTION
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Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
                            533 Milwaukee Av, Burlington WI

                                     FREE PARKING
                                            



                                                        Come spend the day with us!


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>> SATURDAY  March 30, 2019 

10-12 Toy & Gift shop open  Sales of Yo-Yos & string, Kendamas,
Cup 'n Balls, Paddleballs, J
uggling Balls & other Skill Toys, new & collectibles!
Lots of other fun items, too. 
Cash or credit, cash is quicker.

12-1  OUTSIDE PLAY & practice, show-off your skills! 
Weather permitting. Free to watch or $2/person (cash) to participate: kendama, juggling,
 yo-yo, paddle ball, cup 'n ball. 
Hula Hoops & balance items provided. Bottle flipping 
challenge, too (bring own bottle.) This outside play session is not a class, just fun to watch "fun!" 
& have fun & be a "street performer" 
for an hour! Add it to your resume!  Play & Practice session is for 
those
 who already have a few skills, and for others to watch & cheer! No experience necessary for
Hula Hoops or certain balance items.Ages 8 & older. Any age free to watch. Bring own toys/equipment 
or buy them 
here in gift shop 10 am-12(Note: no access to inside building until 1 for gift shop.)

















1-2:30 Toy & Gift shop open  Sales of Yo-Yos & string, Kendamas, 
Cup 'n Balls, Paddleballs, J
uggling Balls & other Skill Toys, new & collectibles! 
Lots of other fun items, too. 
Cash or credit, cash is quicker.  

2:30-3:30   Beginner's Kendama Tricks & Peg Top Spinning Class! 
ages 8-108. $39/person, cash. Get $27 of skill toys to keep! wood kendama and a
wood peg top, learn 4 kendama tricks + l
earn to spin peg skill tops from the
Tops Expert who taught movie stars on an MGM film!  
Must pre-register by phone. Limited space. (also a weekday class Wed. March 27, 2019: 3:30 call to register)

4-5  Beginnerís Yo-Yo Class (ages 8-108, though not younger)
Learn up to 10 classic yo-yo tricks & get a great ball bearing yo-yo to use & keep.
$35 cash (includes  $20 ball bearing yo-yo to keep). Must pre-register by phone.

ONLY March 23, 2019 (so not open at this time on March 30, 2019)
5-7  Toy & Gift shop open Sales of Yo-Yos & string, Kendamas, 
Cup 'n Balls, Paddleballs, Juggling Balls & other Skill Toys, new & collectibles! 
Lots of other fun items, too. 
Cash or credit, cash is quicker.

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weekdays:
> March 27, 28, 2019 Wed. & Thur. workshops!
      Yo-Yo Class, Spin Peg Top Class, Kendama Class: register ahead


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>>Sunday March 31, 2019 

12-1 Toy & Gift shop open Sales of Yo-Yos & string, Kendamas, 
Cup 'n Balls, Paddleballs, Juggling Balls & other Skill Toys, new & collectibles! 
Lots of other fun items, too. 
Cash or credit, cash is quicker.

1-2  OUTSIDE PLAY & practice, show-off your skills! 
Weather permitting. Free to watch or $2/person (cash) to participate: kendama fun, juggling,
 yo-yo, paddle ball, cup 'n ball. 
Hula Hoops & balance items provided. Bottle flipping 
challenge, too (bring own bottle.) This outside play session is not a class, just fun to watch "fun!"
& have fun & be a "street performer" 
for an hour! Add it to your resume!  Play & Practice session is for
those
 who already have a few skills, and for others to watch & cheer! No experience necessary for
Hula Hoops or certain balance items.Ages 8 & older. Any age free to watch. Bring own toys/equipment 
or buy them 
here in gift shop 12-1. (Note: No access to inside building during this outside session.)  

2-2:30 Gift Shop Open:  Sales of Yo-Yos, Kendamas, Cup 'n Balls, Paddleballs 
juggling balls & other skill toys: new & collectibles! Lots of other fun items, too. Cash or credit.

2:30-3:30  TIPS, TRICKS, CHALLENGES! SKILL TOYS WORKSHOP
$20/person, cash. ages 8-108. Learn basics, tips & fun tricks for cup n ball, kendama, balance & spinner toys, + 
one yo-yo classic string trick.  Toys provided to try, or bring own toys/equipment.
All toys also available for sale in gift shop, too.Prize winning challenges, quick informal contest.
Fun prizes Limited space, all ahead to register. 

4-5 Beginnerís Yo-Yo Class (ages 8-108, though not younger)
 Learn up to 10 classic yo-yo tricks & get a great ball bearing yo-yo to use & keep.
$35 (includes  $20 yo-yo to keep). Must pre-register

5-6  Gift Shop Open:  Sales of Yo-Yos & string, Kendamas, 
Cup 'n Balls, Paddleballs, Juggling Balls & other Skill Toys, new & collectibles! 
Lots of other fun items, too. 
Cash or credit, cash is quicker.  



- If you want to yo-yo during outside sessions, 
bring your own yo-yo or buy one here during gift shop hours.
(not a class, but a session to play & practice for those with basic & advanced skills
YO-YO Classes are at specific times.

 
- Everyone: R
Register for classes & workshop ahead by phone, 
space is limited.
  
There are fun little prizes for the quick contests!
 






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- Demonstrations, challenges, quick contests.
-Yo-Yo demonstration "show what you know"

 - Kendamas: fun optional contest in workshops
Bring or buy skill toys here. some provided to try
in certain sessions 
 -must bring own yo-yo or can buy yo-yos here

- In the TIPS, TRICKS session
     try the tiny mini-Kendama &
     the really BIG
 Kendama!

- Door prizes in the TIPS & TRICKS session!

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24th Annual ACTION SKILL TOYS & YO-YO Convention! 


 

Please note: space is limited for classes & workshops. 
No food, no drink allowed to be brought in. 
        ($1 bottled water available on site..it's a fundraiser...)
        Free parking! Really.  Gift shop with yo-yos, kendamas, supplies, toys. 
        Cash is faster, cards accepted for sales. Workshops/class fees: cash only.




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from past years
---Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: online ARTICLE and VIDEO REPORT and 9 PHOTOS in the March 23, 2015 issue!
---interview on WRJN Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:30 am
   1400 AM Radio  with Ted Ehlen about this event on "Stay-cation Spotlight"
---AAA Magazine article about the event
---mentioned on WISN radio
---listed in the realRacine guide
---on Wisconsin Travel, official site

                                        ~ Hark! all information subject to change ~

                                        Photo Album past events. Each year is different as to what is offered.          

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Joey Greenamyer                                     Rachel Bruflodt                                              Jay Bitterman, 1943 Champ        Kendama Challenges

      
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Click here to learn about a way to help:
Be a donor & supporter, tax deductible
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thanks to Rachel & Lori,  take a look: 
youtube: clips from the fun of 2009 Convention!



.   THE YO-YO & SKILL TOYS CONVENTION in the news
Did
you see about this in a magazine or newspaper?  Can you bring it along for us to copy or keep? Thanks!
Where did you read or hear about this?  Helpful for us to know. Here are a few places we know from past years: WRJN Racine Radio 10-12 minute fun interview on April 10, 2013!, official
Wisconsin Travel Website, Milwaukee TV:  "Your Wisconsin Weekend segment on TMJ4 Live at Daybreak,"  WTMJ Radio, Craigslist for Saturday am & afternoon sessions, Craigslist for Sunday events, WISCONLINE,  Milwaukee TV FOX6NOW website,  Wisconsin Public Radio's "Tell Joy Where to Go in Wisconsin in April" show, Wisconsin HiLiter, and..let us know where you see it, too! 
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 .............Sorry, Children under age 8 are not admitted 

                           FAQ

MAY I PAY AT THE DOOR? (all admissions: by cash only at the door, small bills or exact amounts appreciated)
Call ahead to register:  262 763-3946

Space is limited for all sessions. 
                                                                       

Hark! You may bring your own yo-yo(s) or buy one here. Sorry, we do not provide yo-yos to use.
If you do not know how to use a yo-yo, please take a
yo-yo class at specific times.  

Bring: your yo-yos & juggling things, kendamas, paddleballs, spinning plates,
          etc. if you have some,  or buy them here.
 Bring
Cash(best) for the unique & exciting
          gift shop with yo-yos, diabolos, supplies, spinner devices, kendamas, skills toys, etc.
 
$1 bottled water for sale(cash) (no carry-ins allowed)

Space is limited, advance registration is a good idea, plus you get a bonus in some cases.

Ongoing: meet others, practice your skills,  take advantage of the sales of 
    collectible yo-yos, videos, dvds, assorted fun throughout the day, several fun hands-on toys to try,
    gift shop full of unique items, even logic and brainteaser puzzles.

AND Fun prizes for informal, quick contests, too! 

This is a FAMILY EVENT: appropriate dress, language and manners are required.
     (even what is on your shirt: inappropriate images and/or words will not be allowed into the sessions)

REWARD! to spend in the gift shop:
  Will pay for good condition, complete, approved copies of these items, 
  that you bring in to us, with a story/listing of this Top Museum or Skill Toy & Yo-Yo Convention or our other events!
  Reward is a coupon to spend in our gift shop, no minimum purchase required. You can even combine coupons!
  Reminisce Magazine  Nov/Dec 1998:  Reward $3 discount coupon for gift shop.
  Midwest Living Magazine,   issue listing 2012 Yo-Yo Convention.  Reward $2 discount coupon for gift shop.
  AAA Magazine with the 2012 Yo-Yo Convention listing:  Reward $1 discount coupon for gift shop.

  Our Wisconsin Magazine, Feb. 2016 issue or Jan 2018 issue   Reward: $2 discount coupon for gift shop.


.....one of the past conventions: Listen to
WTMJ 620 am
     Milwaukee area radio with Jay Sorgi about all of this fun.... & click here
.....Read about it in Midwest Living Magazine, Wisconsin Woman, and other places

 

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             *The fine important print/ more FAQ_____________
~all information on this page and for the convention: subject to change

--Yo-Yos, related items,  & other skill toys are for sale during all events. 

-Purchases are by cash(best) or credit cards. 

-For events: Space is limited this year
-Door admissions are Cash only, per person, all ages: This is a non-profit organization, and your admissions help
toward the cost of the event.  It is also a fundraiser.   Event & sessions do not admit children under age 8. 
--Pre-paid registration by phone is important.

  There are absolutely no refunds,  If you miss the event, your payment will be considered  a donation (thank-you) to the non-profit organization.

--Admission is charged for everyone: kids, adults, participants, spectators, parents,  relatives, friends, i.e., everyone.
          Children under age 8 are not admitted 

-- Children under age 13  may attend without an adult, with a signed permission slip/release(call for one).
    Event is not appropriate for young children or babies.  

--No food or drinks may be brought into the building. Bottled water will be for sale on site


--The gift shop is open certain hours, and accepts cash,  & credit cards, but no travelerís checks. 
    
Small bills only, no large bills. $20 and smaller, please. There is also an ATM at the corner.

--Meals: many local restaurants within walking distance, from fast food to sit-down style.

--Parking is free on street for just two hours on Sat., but free Sat. & Sunday all day in city parking lots. Sun: free all day street or lot.

--All information is subject to change. More things will occur that are not listed, too.

--Event is presented by the non-profit, educational Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum,  with all volunteer energy!
--Family Event: appropriate behavior, language, & appearance is required.
   Those who do not abide by this rule will have to leave, no refunds.
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    Many help to sponsor this fun & fundraising event 

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 YO-YO CONVENTION & CELEBRATION 
    (info on these pages may not be updated yet:)
Yo-Yo Contest rules & trick lists  Sanctioned in past years by the American Yo-Yo Association! 

Exhibit of  1001 Yo-Yos & Memorabilia & 10 Hands-On Gizzmos to Try! 
World-Wide Yo-Yo Contest Rules  Sanctioned in past years by the American Yo-Yo Association!
International Looping Contest   Sanctioned in past years by the American Yo-Yo Association!
Past Winners:  Wisconsin State Yo-Yo Contest, World-wide Contest 
Donors, Sponsorships

Yo-Yo Classes

Driving To the Yo-Yo Convention  
Media Information
AND  HULA-HOOPS & THE PADDLEBALL MARATHON! Sun.noon 
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Next Year 2020  See more than 1000 Yo-Yos & Memorabilia

See more than 1,000 old and new yo-yos, patches, string packages,
awards, and related memorabilia, meet a yo-yo collector,  videos of yo-yo performers, and see 3 classic yo-yo tricks live; 
 Groups welcome 
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past
Annual Yo-Yo & Skill Toys Convention's
WORLD-WIDE  YO-YO CONTEST  
CONTEST RULES & TRICK LIST 
 Sanctioned in past years by the American Yo-Yo Association!
 


                                     PAST  WISCONSIN STATE & WORLD-WIDE YO-YO CONTEST WINNERS


 

 

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                 in the past
                              fast and awesome, skillful
       INTERNATIONAL YO-YO LOOPING TRICK CONTEST!
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Past Champions and today's yo-yo pros come from all over to take part in the Yo-Yo & Skill Toy Convention. 
Spectators, participants, beginners and kids-at-heart all enjoy this convention & celebration. Don't miss this year's!  
Yo-Yo Champions at a past Convention Breakfast included:  Seated Left to right; John Crivello, Rocco Ysaguirre, 
Joe Stout. Standing: Left to right: Carolyn Apgar, Dann Ickler, Barry North, Anthony Jerving, Scott Nesham, 
Mark Hayward, Chris Mulhall.  ~ Fun to know: Mark Hayward has appeared on the David Letterman Show!
Yo don't even have to Yo-Yo to come to this convention... it is fun to meet people and watch the classic fun. 
~Sad to say both Carolyn Apgar and John Crivello have passed away now..


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Saturday 12-1, Sunday 1-2    Hula Hoop Fun!
Free to watch, $1 per person to participate! 
We provide the hoops.. 
                               
Jennifer and Joey at the 2008 events!
                              

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and the very funny and fun in the past:
CLOWNS, JUGGLERS, or MIMES
WITH YO-YOS CONTEST!
 
 
Do your bit, and include a yo-yo or two.  Just show us a yo-yo! 
A prop or not, it doesn't even have to yo!                            

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Did we mention that this unique event is put on by the volunteers of the museum?
 
Thanks to the all of them of them:

2014 Volunteers made this year's event successful!
Thanks to Jennifer Brown, Joey Greenamyer, Dan Domanski, Judith Schulz, Judy & Andy Madsen, Peg & Harry Schulz, 
Katrin Schulz-Berg,  Doug Harris, Alice Campbell.    Special thanks to Yo-Yo Factory, Duncan, 
Zumpano's Ristorante and all who posted the event on their websites(so many!), interviewed us on radio(including WRJN), 
wrote about the event in their newspapers (including Racine Journal Times, Chicago Tribune, Janesville Gazette, etc.), 
displayed the posters and gave out handsouts! And thanks to families who helped with set-ups on the spur of the moment.

2013 Volunteers included Judy & Andy Madsen, Judith Schulz, Jennifer Brown, Joey Greenmyer, Lori & Rachel Brufoldt, Alice Campbell, and others.

2009 Yo-Yo Convention, both behind the scenes and at the scene: Maggie Christensen, Penny Hallet, George & Helen Karcher,
 Joey, Jennifer Brown, Barry North,  Jo Ann Toelle, Doug Harris, Judith Schulz,  Katrin Schulz-Berg,  Stan Timm, Ray Ziebell, the many places and the many
 individuals that helped to distribute information, and many others that chipped in with their help;  plus thank-you to the  DONORS: Zumpano's
Restorante & Pizzeria,  the American Yo-Yo  Association,Lucky Meisenheimer, Infinite Illusions, and several others. 
 Hope your name will be added to next year's list!


Thanks to the volunteers of the 2008 Yo-Yo Convention, both behind the scenes and at the scene: Maggie Christensen, Penny Hallet, George & Helen Karcher,
  Joey, Jennifer Brown, John Crivello,Barry North, Chuck Dawson, Jo Ann Toelle, Doug Harris, Judith Schulz,  Katrin Schulz-Berg,  the many places and the many individuals
 that helped to distribute information, and many others that chipped in with their help;  plus thank-you to the  DONORS: Win Dawson,  Zumpano's Restorante & Pizzeria,  the 
American Yo-Yo  Association, Lucky Meisenheimer, and several others. Hope your name will be added to next year's list!Thanks to the volunteers of the 2007 Yo-Yo Convention
both behind the scenes and at the scene: Maggie Christensen, Penny Hallet, George & Helen Karcher,
  Paul, Tom, Joey, Jennifer Brown, John Crivello, Barry North, Chuck Dawson, Jo Ann Toelle, Doug Harris, Judith Schulz, Ann Hutchinson, Katrin Schulz-Berg, the
 Burlington High School Juggling Club, the many placesand the many individuals that helped to distribute information, and many others that chipped in with their help; 
 plus thank-you to the  DONORS: Win Dawson,  Zumpano's Restorante & Pizzeria, Adrian's Custard,  the American Yo-Yo  Association, Lucky Meisenheimer, and several others. 
 Hope your name will be added to next year's list!Take a look at this great news article & photo set from the 2006 annual  
Yo-Yo Convention from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=411031&date=3/26/2006
Thanks to volunteers of the 2006 Yo-Yo Convention: behind the scenes and on the scene: Maggie Christensen, Penny Hallet, George & Helen Karcher, Judith Schulz,
 Paul, Tom, John, Seb,  Jennifer Brown, John Crivello, Barry North, Chuck Dawson, Jo Ann Toelle, Wally Schulz, Doug Harris, the many places and individuals that helped to
 distribute information, and many others;  plus thank-you to the  DONORS
Win Dawson, Pizza DeRoma, Spintastics, Air Traffic Supply, Tedco, Yomega, AYYA,  Lucky, and several others.  Hope your name will be added to this year's list!

 

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