By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Clowning around: A group of entertainers pose for the camera during a parade in the historic centre of Guatemala City
Every shop in town must have sold out of custard pies as this mob of street entertainers arrived.
An estimated 200 clowns from across north and central America as well as the Caribbean arrived in Guatemala City for a clown convention.
With their whacky footwear, red noses, painted faces and bright wigs, any local who stumbles across this lot will feel under dressed.
The group paraded through the city in their colourful outfits.
Two clowns pose for the camera during the parade for the III Latin American Clown Congress
The street entertainers - who are popular across Latin America - swapped tips and tricks in workshops at the third annual convention.
The first clowns arrived in Latin America from Spain more than 200 years ago and their presence remains strong.
Clown convention: They travelled from all over the Americas to go to the third annual clown convention
Trio of entertainers: Clowns take part in a parade in the historic centre of Guatemala City
Clown family: A baby clown is dressed up for the convention by his parents (left), while a clown dressed as a doctor examines a man during a parade (right)
There were an estimated 200 clowns at the annual event in Guatemala City
Young and old: Conejta Pinta Caritas, left, holds her daughter Conejita as they watch the parade while one of the oldest clowns Cacharrito, 74, right, takes part in the procession
All smiles: Two clowns pose during the procession. The estimated 200 people taking part had travelled from across north and central America as well as the Caribbean