Convention Schedule

2023 TCA Convention Schedule August 3-6, 2023 Westin DFW Airport Hotel Irving, Texas

Pre-Convention Master Classes

(Wednesday, August 2, 2023)

Special Pre-convention face paint and balloon extravaganza

(free with full convention registration and $75 for day rate participants)



Wednesday, August 2, 2023

4:00-8:00pm – Registration open – Foyer

2:00-4:00pm – Board meeting – Cottonwood

4:30-6:00pm – Terri Stokes décor workshop – Library

6:30-9:00pm – Christopher Lyle balloon workshop– Sunnyside

6:30-9:00pm – Kelli Cowart face paint workshop – Washington Irving


2023 TCA Convention Master Schedule

 (Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 6, 2023)


Thursday, August 3, 2023

9:00am-12:00pm – Registration set up- Foyer

12:00pm – 4:00pm- registration open – Foyer

12:00-4:00pm – Competition Sign Up Foyer

9:00am-12:00pm – Silent Auction Set up – Sunnyside

12:00pm-4:00pm – Silent Auction open – Sunnyside

9:00am-12:00pm – Vendor set up – Red Oak

9:00am-1:00pm – Judges Training – Cottonwood

12:00pm-4:00pm – Vendor Room open – Red Oak(1) Christopher Lyle balloon

   experience, (2) Kelly Cowart face paint, make-up and accessories, (3) Jen

   Sewell unique custom jewelry and accessories (4) Ali Rayo – DFW Custom Print

12:45-1:15pm First Timers’ orientation – Library

1:00pm – Balloon Competition sign up closed Foyer

1:30-2:45 – Bronson Chadwick magic workshop – Post Oak (Red nose group)

1:30-2:45 – Jeff Potts Skits “R” Us workshop – Live Oak (Yellow nose group)

2:00pm – Balloon competition singleMesquite

2:30pm – balloon competition multiple – Mesquite

2:00pm – Face paint competition sign up closed Foyer

3:00-4:15pm –Workshop with Kelly Ballagh – Library (Red nose group)

3:00-4:15pm –Workshop Your Choice (Yellow Nose Group)

  • Terri Stokes balloon workshop – Post Oak
  • Margaret Clauder Storytelling workshop– Washington Irving

3:00pm- face paint cheek art competition – Magnolia

3:30pm – face paint full face competition Magnolia

4:30-6:30pm – General meeting – Live Oak

6:30-8:00pm – dinner break

8:00pm – 9:00pm -TCA board Ice Cream Social and Free Range Chicken Games

     Live Oak

9:00-10:00PM – Jeff Potts headliner performance- (“Hey Clown, Do Something Funny”)

     Live Oak


Friday, August 4, 2023

9:00am-5:00pm – registration open – Foyer

9:00am – competition sign up for make-up/costume, skit, performance and paradeability Foyer

11:00am – all competition sign up CLOSED

9:00am-5:00pm – vendor room open – Red Oak(1) Bronson Chadwick- magic,

    etc., (2) All American Balloons – balloons, face paint and accessories, (3) Toty

    and Andy products from Mexico

9:00am-5:00pm – Silent Auction open – Sunnyside

8:00-9:15am – May Day (First of May costume and make-up workshop) – Magnolia

9:15-10:30am – Maricella and her Puppet Friends – Give the Gift of Laughter workshop

 Post Oak (Red Nose Group)

9:15-10:30am – Toty and Andy workshop – Express Yourself! – Live Oak (Yellow Nose


10:45am-12:00pm – Workshop with Kelly Ballagh– Library (Yellow Nose Group)

10:45am-12:00pm – Workshop Your Choice (Red Nose Group)

  • Terri Stokes balloon workshop – Post Oak
  • Margaret Clauder storytelling workshop– Washington Irving

12:00-2:00pm – Hector Jesus Mendez Gonzales – special workshop sponsored by

 (SSCC) Spanish Speaking Clown Community – On site Box lunch available for

 purchase – Live Oak

2:00-3:15pm –  Maricella and her Puppet Friends – Give the Gift of Laughter workshop –

Post Oak (Yellow Nose Group)

2:00-3:15pm – Toty and Andy workshop – Express Yourself! – Live Oak (Red Nose


3:30-4:45pm – Bronson Chadwick magic workshop – Post Oak (Yellow Nose Group)

3:30-4:45pm – Jeff Potts Skits “R” Us workshop – Live Oak (Red Nose Group)

5:00-6:30pm – dinner on your own

6:30pm – make-up/costume competition- Live Oak

8:00pm – performance competition (MC Maricela) – Live Oak

9:30pm – Skit Competition (MC Jeff Potts) – Live Oak


Saturday, August 5, 2023

9:00am – group photo – Foyer

9:30-11:00am- Paradeability  – Foyer (hosted by Jeff Potts)

11:00-12:30pm – Lunch on your own

11:00-2:00pm –  Chicken Coop (vendor booths available to TCA

       members for $25 each – limit 10 booths)– Washington Irving

11:00am-2:00pm – Silent Auction Last Chance – Sunnyside

11:00am-2:00pm – registration open – Foyer

11:30-1:30pm – Free Range Chicken Games – Library

2:00-3:00pm – Workshops Your Choice

  • Marketing and Social Media with Dal Sanders – Mesquite
  • Caricatures drawings with Matthew Spraggins – Magnolia

3:00-4:00pm – Workshops Your Choice

  • Face painting with Esli – Mesquite
  • Improv with Jeff Potts – Magnolia

4:00-5:00pm – Workshops Your Choice

  • Juggling with Tony Win – Mesquite
  • Lindsay Foster – learn to draw intricate faces and art on balloons – Magnolia
  • Balloon JAM with Teri Stokes – Library

6:00-7:00 – Social Hour (cash bar) – Lindsey and Tony stilt walking greeters – Library

7:00pm – Banquet – strolling magic with Dal Sanders and Laughter Yoga with Kathy

Keaton – Sunnyside


Sunday, August 6, 2023

9:00-10:00am – Sunday Worship Service – Jeff Potts – The J.O.Y. of Clowning

     Irving Lecture Hall

10:00-11:30am – Closing Breakfast Sunnyside


  • Thursday and Friday we will split the registrants up into two groups for the workshops – Red Nose and Yellow Nose. This way everyone can experience all workshops provided. Saturday you have a choice of workshops to go to
  • Blue represents the Pre-convention balloon and face paint master classes
  • Red represents the room where the event will be held
  • Green represents Vendors
  • Purple Represents Competition sign up open/closed