PHOTOS: Juggling Fest brings balancing acts to Arcata

Humboldt Juggling Festival continues through the weekend and encourages attendees to participate

  • Chris Garcia of San Jose teaches a diabolo class at the Humboldt Juggling Festival in Humboldt State University’s West Gym on Friday. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Festival participants practice and play in HSU’s West Gym near what was once used as a football field. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Festival participants practice and play in HSU’s West Gym near what was once used as a football field. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Bede “A.O’Kay Clown” Steenblock Smith of Willow Creek and Circus Nature juggles in the gym. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Saleurn Ramos, left, and Natalie Dank, both of Seattle, Wash., check out a hula hoop at the Humboldt Juggling Festival in Humboldt State University’s West Gym on Friday. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Hula hoops and a fire hoop sit on a vendor shelf in the gym. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Travis Wheeler of Portland, right, and Austin Abendroth of Bellingham, Wash., juggle back and forth. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Rhiannon Norvell of Arcata rides a unicycle at the Humboldt Juggling Festival in Humboldt State University’s West Gym on Friday. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Rhiannon Norvell of Arcata gets help starting off on a unicycle from Bede “A.O’Kay Clown” Steenblock Smith of Willow Creek at the Humboldt Juggling Festival in Humboldt State University’s West Gym on Friday. Attendees of event, which ends Sunday afternoon, can learn to juggle, spin poi, engage their inner clown, or expand their own interests and skill sets in free workshops all weekend. Saturday night is the Prop-a-Ganda fundraiser show with 21 skilled performers at 6:30 p.m. in Arcata’s D Street Neighborhood Center. For more information, go to humboldtjugglingsociety.org. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

  • Nate “Scramble James” Hughes of Portland, Oreg., teaches a juggling workshop. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

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