Fourth Annual KidzFest Returns to Old Town May 20

Old Town Winchester’s popular KidzFest, presented by Valley Pediatric Dentistry, returns Saturday, May 20. 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.

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

KidzFest is hosted by the Old Town Winchester Development Board and the City of Winchester and is organized by Full Circle Marketing.

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.

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