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Clown Around at the Rose Festival

Apply for the Rose Festival Character Clown Corps presented by Amtrak Cascades, and prepare to reveal your inner clown to the world! This popular performing group has become a signature part of Portland’s Official Festival’s annual activities.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 25. (Auditions will be held Saturday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 6.) Once selected, new Rose Festival Clowns will attend a workshop scheduled for April 29 – May 1 at the World Trade Center. Participants who complete this three-day training will become members of an artistic Rose Festival clown troupe and appear in one of the Top Five Parades in the United States — the Spirit Mountain Grand Floral Parade!

Watch NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise on Wednesday, March 9 to see members of the Character Clown Corps perform with Drew Carneyand watch for a special announcement of a new Rose Festival feature for 2011!