Kidzfest is returning to Old Town Winchester on May 19th, 2018! Details coming soon, but check out last year’s event below for more:

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Old Town Winchester’s popular KidzFest, presented by Valley Pediatric Dentistry, returns Saturday, May 19th, 2018.This free, family-friendly event, to be held on the Loudoun Street Mall from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, features over 50 exhibits highlighting education, art, music and sports.

KidzFest will also feature live entertainment including interactive music and activities for children of all ages on the lawn of The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum (20 North Loudoun Street).

KidzFest activities and exhibits will take place primarily on the Loudoun Street Mall including live art, gymnastics, karate, sports inflatables and games. Don’t miss the friendly competitions of soccer and field goal kicking, free-throw shooting, football toss and more. Other activities include various arts and crafts, educational music exhibits, magic , and a live animal show. Historic sites including Fort Loudoun and the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters will also have historic activities during the day.

Click here to download the KidzFest Brochure


2017 KidzFest Schedule:

11:15-11:45 pm           Independent School of Winchester Poetry Performance

11:45-12:00 pm           Armstrong Irish Dance Performance

12:00-12:45 pm           Tim the Magician

12:45-1:00  pm           Destructive Force Dance Performance

1:00-1:45 pm               Wildlife Ambassadors

1:45-2:00 pm               Armstrong Irish Dance Performance

2:00-2:45 pm               Tim the Magician

2:45-3:00 pm              Destructive Force Dance Performance

3:00-3:45 pm               Peter McCory, Children’s Musician

4:00-4:45 pm               Wildlife Ambassadors

KidzFest is hosted by the Old Town Winchester Development Board and the City of Winchester and is organized by Full Circle Marketing. Sponsors and community partners include: Valley Pediatric Dentistry (Presenting Sponsor), Partlow Insurance (Featured Sponsor), Greatscapes Property Management, KEE Construction Services Inc., Signet Screen Printing & Embroidery, Grand Rental Station, Shenandoah University, I Heart Media (Kiss 98.3, Q102, The Fox 99.3), Centennial Radio (92.5 WINC FM, New Country B105, 1400 WINC AM),The Home Depot Supply Chain, and Altamira.

2017 KidzFest Participants and Activities Provided:

Abel Johnston – Liberty Man – Great Grandson of an American Revolution Soldier Abjia Blue – Children’s Activity
Armstrong Irish Dance Academy – Free Trial Classes for Children ages 3-18
Bath Fitter – Fun Children’s Activity
Bell’s Fine Clothing – 86t h Anniversary Sale
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NOVA – Football Toss
Bright Box Theater – Children’s Activities
Camp Sandy Cove – Camp Activity Games
Characters by Chelsea – Princess Character
Competitive Edge Gymnastics – Children’s Activity
Crim’s Concessions – Kettle Corn
Devon the Juggler – Juggling Demonstrations
Destructive Force Dance – Children’s Activity
Frederick County Parks and Recreation – Children’s Activity
French & Indian War Foundation – History Interpreters in Period Dress
Greatscapes – Children’s Activity
Handley Regional Library – Educational Fun
Home Depot – Children’s Wood Crafts
Hometown Learning Center – Children’s Activity/Games
I’m Just Me Movement – Children’s Activity
Incredible Flying Objects – Children’s Entertainment
Independent School of Winchester – Destination Imagination and Pinwheel Craft Activity
Kids First Swim School – Children’s Activity
Lord Fairfax EMS Council – Put the Fire Out, Dress Up like a Firefighter, Firefighter Photo, Touch a Truck
Miss Abilities Organization – Children’s Activity
Mountain Trails – Children’s Activity
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Make and Take Craft
NAACP #7127 – Jump Rope Contest
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum – Children’s Activity
Once Upon a Find – Children’s Activity
Peter McCory – One Man Band, music down the mall
Polka Dot Pot – Canvas Painting
Posh Pets Boutique – Dakota’s Dream Bunny Adoption
R & E Chocolates – Chocolate Samples and Children’s Activity
Runner’s Retreat – Children’s Shoe Sale and Children’s Activity
Sacred Heart Academy – Sand Art
Sanctuary on the Trail – Native American Games
Shenandoah Valley Chess Club – Chess Tables for Live Play and Giant Size Chess
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum – Science Experiment and Activity
She Said Yes! – Princess Photo-Op
Sport Zone Inflatable
Super Splasher Aquatics – Face Painter and Pool Trivia
Susie the Clown – Balloon Art
The Coop – Children’s Activity
Tiger Den Winchester – Martial Arts Demo
Valley Pediatric Dentistry – Balloons, Face Painting, Juggler, Poi Demo
Venissa Spence – Face Painting
Wildlife Ambassadors – Interactive Show
Wilkins Shoe Center – Children’s Activity
Winchester Book Gallery – Book Signings
Winchester Hiram Lodge – Child Safety ID Kits and Records Creation
Winchester Parks and Recreation – Craft Activity
Winchester Police Department – McGruff the Crime Dog
Yamni Arts – Hula Hooping

Click here to download the Vendor Application Form.

The Old Town Farmers Market season will be in full swing and will take place at the Taylor Pavilion from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Farmers Market features a dozen vendors offering fresh local produce and locally made items.

For more information on these events and how to become a sponsor, volunteer or vendor, please contact:

Dario Savarese, Special Event Coordinator 540-722-8700

Media inquiries of and interview requests for City of Winchester staff should be sent to: Amy Simmons, Communications Manager, City of Winchester
540-667-1815, ext. 1670

Presenting SponsorValley Pediatric Dentistry NEW (4)

Featured Sponsor



Event Sponsors

Grand Rental Station
News Talk 1400
Q102 Shenandoah Country
99.3 FM The Fox
Great Dane Productions
Home Depot
New Country B105
KISS 98.3
KEE Construction
92.5 WINC FM
Shenandoah University
Signet Screen Printing & Embroidery

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