The festival is family friendly and rich with fabulous art, nature and adventure activities for kids and families! In addition to games, like Tug of Garlic, the Kids Activity Tent offers arts and crafts with a climate action message. This kids area is located at a spot up the hill from the Main Stage between the upper Food Court and Spoken Word Stage. Make puppets, hats, and clay figures. Free and fun!
The Kids Activity Tent this year will once again feature an amazing, giant “The World We Love” globe crafted by Terri Bucci and Bruce Scherer where, along with members of Climate Action Now, everyone can add their hopes and dreams for a beautiful world. The World We Love is in Our Hands.
Other 2018 kid’s activities include:
- The popular Skeleton Crew theater will be back roaming the fields from 11-4 both days!
- Hoola Hooping with Alotta Hoopla plus special demonstrations at 2:30 PM each day
- Henna with Kelly and facepainting with Three Sisters (modest fee)
- Horse-drawn hayrides with Brian Hubbard leave from the top of the hill beyond the Food Court. (Modest fee)
- Visit the puppets from MuZen Creative Theater near the Kids Activity Tent
- Experience a rare and amazing collection: Two Horses Native Artifact collection and education from 12:00 to 2:00 each day: stone arrowheads of various sizes and purposes, spear and knife heads, tools and sacred effigies. The collection is shared by Walt Two Horses and Jetta Petrie
- N. E. Wilderness Bushcraft will offer a demo of Natural Tinder Gathering and Firecraft at 11am Saturday, and Campcrafting: Furniture and Simple Comforts on 11am on Sunday (meet at their booth).
Garlic games takes place throughout the weekend. See the schedule for times. Allium (that’s latin for garlic) antics take place in the games area in front of the Seeds of Solidarity tent and include:
- Garlic and Egg Toss
- Garlic Sack Race
- Tug of Garlic…
- And, do not miss the famous Raw Garlic Eating Contest led by gamesmaster for 20 years running, Josh Habib, at 3 PM on Saturday in front of the Seeds of Solidarity tent! (where you can sign up earlier in the day to participate) See if you can eat over 30 cloves like the winners… or at least try one then cheer them on and enjoy the antics.
Be sure to visit the Family Stage for a fabulous line-up of performers. And there are lots of on-going demos at artist and agriculture booths that are great for all ages, as well as exciting and educational activities in the Portal to the Future.