Annual
Action Skill Toys & Yo-Yo CONVENTION 
For  Participants  
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum,  Burlington, Wisconsin USA  
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                    2018      

      It is the 23rd Annual
Action & Skill Toys Celebration
             Fri, Sat, Sun   March 16-17-18, 2018 

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


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                    23rd Annual Yo-Yo & Skill Toys Convention!  2018
 .......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 23rd Annual 
   ACTION - SKILL 

   TOYS & YO-YO 
    CONVENTION
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Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
                 533 Milwaukee Av, Burlington WI
                                              Free parking.    



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Fri  March 16, 2018
12-1 pm  Free outside Showtime & Play weather permitting:
           Bring own 
yo-yo, kendama, paddleball, juggling balls,  or buy here.
           Hula hoops & balance challenge provided. E
veryone who knows how,
           is invited 
to juggle, yo-yo, hula hoop, etc. to show your skills & talents! 
           This is not a class, just fun to watch "fun!"  & have fun, be a "street performer"
           for an hour! Add it to your resume!   (some skill toys available for sale outside)
           (Note: no access to inside building until 1 for gift shop.) 
1-2 pm    Beginner’s 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
2:30-3 pm   Kendama beginner’s class  Get a wood Kendama to use
           & keep, learn 5 tricks. Ages 8-108  $25/person. Call ahead.
6-7 pm  Beginner’s 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
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Sat  March 17, 2018
9-9:45 am   Beginner’s 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
10-12   Gift Shop Open: Sales of Yo-Yos, Kendamas, cup 'n balls, paddleballs 
        & other skill toys: new & collectibles! Cash or credit.
12-1 pm  Free outside Showtime & Play 
weather permitting. Bring own yo-yo,
 kendama, paddleball, juggling balls, 
or buy here. 
Hula hoops & balance
challenge provided. E
veryone who
knows how, 
is invited to juggle, yo-yo,
hula hoop, etc. to show
 your skills & talents! 
This is not a class, just fun to watch "fun!" 
 & have fun, & be a "street performer"
for an hour! Add it to your resume!   
(some skill toys available for sale outside)

 (Note: no access to inside building until 1 for gift shop.) 



2-4 pm  Action Skill Toys Workshop! (ages 8-108)
- Learn how-to basics, tips & tricks with these great skill toys 
- Includes 4 great skills toys to keep! 
- get a Kendama, a cup n’ ball, a paddle ball, set of juggling balls! (Worth $35)

- you may bring your own skill toys, too!
- learn, play, challenges, quick informal 
contests & "Show What You Know" time        
Other unique skill toys provided to try:
tribal spinner, diabolo, giant cup-ball, bolero, etc!


- If you want to yo-yo in this workshop: bring 
own good working yo-yo or buy a yo-yo here. 
(NOTE: this is not a “yo-yo class,” you must already know how to yo-yo. Yo-Yo classes are at other times)  
- Kids ages 8-108 may take this workshop without an adult attending, parents must come in to register children & fill out a release form. 
- Everyone: Register ahead by phone, space is limited.  Arrive 1:30-1:45.
There are DOOR prize for all  & fun little PRIZES for the quick contests!
 $55/person (includes $35 of skill toys to keep!)





6 pm  Advanced Yo-Yo Class: non-responsive, binding yo-yo
Learn cool yo-yo tricks and get tips to improve your technique. Bring own binding yo-yo,
or buy one here.  Learn tricks, tips, practice.
Must register ahead, space is limited. 
Ages 8-108, not younger.  
$25 each. 
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Sun  March 18, 2018
11-11:45 am   Beginner’s 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
12-12:45   Free outside Showtime & Play weather permitting:  
           Bring own yo-yo, kendama, paddleball, juggling balls,  or buy here. 
           Hula hoops & balance challenge provided. Everyone who knows how, 
           is invited 
to juggle, yo-yo, hula hoop, etc. to show your skills & talents! 
           This is not a class, just fun to watch "fun!"  & have fun, be a "street performer"
           for an hour! Add it to your resume!   (some skill toys available for sale outside)
           (Note: no access to inside building until 1 for gift shop.) 
1-2 pm    Gift Shop Open:  Sales of Yo-Yos, Kendamas, cup 'n balls, Paddleballs 
        & other skill toys: new & collectibles! Cash or credit.
             
2-4 pm   Action Skill Toys Workshop! (ages 8-108)
- Learn how-to basics, tips & tricks with these great skill toys 
- Includes 4 great skills toys to keep!: 
- get a Kendama, a cup n’ ball, a paddle ball, set of juggling balls! (Worth $35)

- you may bring your own skill toys, too!
- learn, play, challenges, quick informal 
  contests & "Show What You Know" time        
Other unique skill toys provided to try
 tribal spinner, diabolo, giant cup-ball, bolero, etc!


- If you want to yo-yo in this workshop
bring own good working yo-yo or buy a yo-yo here. 
 (NOTE: this is not a “yo-yo class,” you must already know how to yo-yo, Yo-Yo classes are at other times)  
- Kids ages 8-108 may take this workshop without an adult attending, 
parents must come in to register children & fill out a release form. 
- Everyone: Register ahead by phone, space is limited.  Arrive 1:30-1:45.
There are DOOR prizes for all  & fun little prizes for the quick contests!
 $55/person (includes $35 of skill toys to keep!)








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- Demonstrations, challenges, quick contests.
-Yo-Yo demonstration, "show what you know"
- Paddleball challenges
Kendamas: fun optional contest in workshops
Bring or buy skill toys here. some provided to try;
     (must bring, or buy own yo-yos here)
- In the workshops try the tiny mini-Kendama &
     the really BIG
 Kendama

- Door prizes in the SKILL TOYS WORKSHOPS!









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23rd 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. Workshop/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 Competitions & 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

THEN Send your check payable to Top Museum, mail to 533 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105
Include your  phone number and email.  
Space is limited for all sessions. 
                                                                       

Hark! You must 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, diabolos, kendama, paddleballs, spinning plates,
          etc. if you have some,  or buy them here.
 Bring
Cash 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 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 $1 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: $1 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 traveler’s 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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~ We are sad to report that on May 12, 2009, 
Bob Paterno died. ~
He was one of the 5 founding members
of our Yo-Yo Convention. 
       ~Bob will be missed.~
Photo circa 1995: Founders of the
Yo-Yo Convention.Circa 1995:
 Bob Paterno is front row, left.
He was one of the founders &
 members of the Yo-Yo Club, also

QUICK DIRECTORY  
2017 YO-YO CONVENTION & CELEBRATION
ADVANCE GROUP DISCOUNTS

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 2019  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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this event will be in 2019
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!
Sunday, EVENT BEGINS AT 1 PM   Doors open 12:30   
TICKET AT THE DOOR:    Space is limited, Sorry, children under age 8 are not admitted.
Contest prizes and then Door prizes for everyone!    Watch and/or enter contest.   
All information is subject to change and all decisions by the judge(s), and the museum director are final.
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                                     PAST  WISCONSIN STATE & WORLD-WIDE YO-YO CONTEST WINNERS


 

 

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                 ...+ WIN A PRIZE 2019 ...
                               in the 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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Friday, Saturday, Sunday  noon    Hula Hoop  and Paddle Ball Fun!
Take part in one or both contests, or just watch the fun.
We provide the hoops, you provide your own standard paddleball. 
                               
Jennifer and Joey at the 2008 events!
                              

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and the very funny and fun:
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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