Stratford News SpringWorks puppet festival back in Stratford this weekend SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Jul. 11th, 2019 Communities in Bloom judges in Stratford. (Image supplied by City of Stratford). Don’t be surprised if you bump into some puppet friends this weekend in downtown Stratford. The SpringWorks puppet festival is back in Stratford for another summer this weekend with most of the performances taking place in Market Square and city hall. However, there will be strolling acts on hand as well that will be walking around the downtown core on Saturday and Sunday. The festival goes from Friday until Sunday and you can click here to find out more.