Perhaps the surest way to describe Kids Day America is as being eclectic. This mosh-posh of various activities runs the gambit from crime prevention and public safety to livestock, to target shooting, and classic cars. But these events and exhibits are always lively and engaging. They’re also hands on; which conveniently points to the target demographic of this festival. So while the theme around this festival is varied and at times disjointed, one thing certainly remains: Kids Day America is for the kids.
One of the sincerest missions of Kids Day America is health and public safety. A message important for all kids to learn, this festival diverts much energy into child safety and environmental awareness issues But being such a large part of it’s mission, there are plenty of public services represented at this festival That means for the children there is a fascinating opportunity to get up close and personal with everything from police officers and firetrucks to helivac carriers
At Kids Day America, there are building stations where kids can make awesome crafts educational and shooting stations where kids can take their run at target practice. Hayrides, inflatable activities, musical entertainment and kid shows just further accentuate the energy. Tables full of prizes and raffles all designed to raise money for sponsored organizations. A large portion of the festival is concerned with 4H activities. Multiple livestock exhibits showcase prize-winning heifers, while horses rub pens, and cages of decadent Rhodes Island Reds cluck and squawk. All for the chance that kids may become better acquainted with the farm animals they may only see on television.
Kids day America is dedicated to not just providing fun for kids that come to their festival, but better the lives of children everywhere. That’s why every year, sponsors use this festival to raise money for a selected child’s organization. So through the sale of food, basket auctions, and games and rides, you are helping support a charity or organization that helps kids. The annual Cruza for Kids Car Show which runs in conjunction with the festival also donates the registration money towards the chosen organization. Cars are judged by the children at Kids Day America, and free dash plaques are gifted to the first 100 vehicles registered.
Admission is free and parking is free and on-site.
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