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Bring the kids downtown for a full day of fun and education for Old Town Winchester’s KidzFest presented by Valley Pediatric Dentistry. KidzFest features more than 50 interactive exhibits highlighting education, art, music and sports on the Loudoun Street Mall.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20

TIME:11:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE:Old Town Winchester Loudoun Street Mall and Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn

COST: Free

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 N. Loudoun Street). Free activities and engaging exhibits ranging from musical instrument demonstrations to gymnastics will line the Mall. Other activities such as sports and educational games will add to the fun. Friendly competitions of soccer ball juggling, free throw shooting, football tossing and more will also be offered.

Don’t miss the juggling tricks by Devon DeCarlo and Peter McCory’s one-man band on the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn and throughout the Mall. Wildlife Ambassadors will be bringing the wild to the event this year to teach children about and offer a chance to get up close and personal with the animals. Tim the Magician will bring fun illusions and Huzzah, the Independent School of Winchester’s student-run theater group, will also take the stage.

Kids will get a chance to get their hands on various arts and crafts activities and musical educational exhibits. Schools and summer camps are invited to participate as vendors to showcase their curriculum.

This is a great family-friendly event for downtown businesses to showcase their family atmosphere and for parents discover fun summer activities.

2017 KidzFest Schedule:

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

11:45-12:00 pm           Armstrong Dance Performance

12:00-12:45 pm           Tim the Magician

1:00-1:45 pm               Wildlife Ambassadors

1:45-2:00 pm               Armstrong Dance Performance

2:00-2:45 pm               Tim the Magician

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

4:00-4:45 pm               Wildlife Ambassadors

2017 KidzFest Participants and Activities Provided:

Abel Johnston-Liberty Man – Great Grandson of an American Revolution Soldier 

Armstrong School of Dance – Free Trial Classes for Children ages 3-18

Bath Fitter Fun Children’s Activity

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Football Toss

Camp Sandy Cove – Camp Activity Games

Characters by Chelsea – Princess Character 

Crim’s Concessions – Kettle Corn

Devon the Juggler – Juggling Demonstrations 

French & Indian War Foundation – History Interpreters in Period Dress

Frederick County Parks and Recreation – 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 

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

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Make and Take Craft

Peter McCory – One Man Band, music down the mall

Polka Dot Pot – Canvas Painting

R & E Chocolates – Chocolate Samples and Children’s Activity 

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

Super Splasher Aquatics – Face Painter and Pool Trivia

Susie the Clown – Balloon Art

Tiger Den Winchester – Martial Arts Demo

Valley Pediatric Dentistry – Balloons, Juggler, Poi Demo

Virginia 529 Savings Plan – Prize Wheel

Wildlife Ambassadors – Interactive Show

Winchester Hiram Lodge – Child Safety ID Kits and Records Creation

Winchester Parks and Recreation – Craft Activity 

Yamni Arts – Hula Hooping

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 venders offering fresh local produce and locally made items.

Click here to download the Vendor Application Form.


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Home Depot
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Winchester/Frederick County
KISS 98.3
KEE Construction
Q102 Shenandoah Country
92.5 WINC FM
New Country B105
Grand Rental Station
Shenandoah University
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