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Burlington convention brings out diablos, kendamas and just plain yo-yos

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Staff | March 26, 2014

BURLINGTON--The Spinning Top and Yo-Yo Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, is hosting the 19th annual Yo-Yo & Skill Toys Convention this weekend, March 29-30.

The event includes challenges on March 29, and an official World-Wide Yo-Yo Contest on March 30. More than $300 in prizes will be offered during the weekend. Participants can bring their own yo-yos and skill toys or buy them at the museum.
 
Saturday convention sessions, running from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1-4 p.m., include an exhibit of 1,000 yo-yos and memorabilia, hands-on gizmos to try, yo-yo tricks demonstrations, and a chance to try diablos—also called Chinese yo-yos and kendamas, a ball and cup toy.
 
Sunday's events begin at 11:45 a.m. with hula hoops, yo-yos, and juggling. Doors open at 12:30 for the 1 p.m. for the World-Wide Yo-Yo Contest, a looping contest, yo-yo shows and skill toy challenges.
 
The event has drawn visitors from six state and two countries.
 
For more information, call (262) 763-3946 or visit www.topmuseum.org.



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