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Kidsfest

This year, Kidsfest will take place all in one location.   Just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance, expect to see, corn toss, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, train rides on the Roaming Railroad, pumpkin carving and a pumpkin stroll. Story telling by Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp, New this year ~ Mad Science of Maine hands on energy booth at 11:30 and 1:30. Fire and Ice Show under the big tent in the ball field at 3:00.

Special Thanks to our 2018 Kidsfest Presenting Sponsor!

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View from the Wagon!

View from the Wagon

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 

Two handsome Belgian horses from Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner, Maine, will delight young and old with this fun family activity. Rides will be offered for free during Harvestfest on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Meet Butch and Becky Durgin, owners of the Belgians, and then hop on board their 18-passenger covered wagon for a leisurely stroll through the streets of Short Sands Beach. The pick-up area will be located near the entry gate for the York Beach Ballpark on Bay Street. The wagon rides are proudly sponsored by York Hospital.

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Train Rides will be available on the Roaming Railroad for $3 a ride. This year, the Roaming Railroad will run just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance.

 

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving & Pumpkin Stroll

This year, pumpkin carving and a pumpkin stroll will take place inside the entrance to York’s Wild Kingdom (YWK). Pumpkin carving begins at 9am. There is an entry fee depending on age and there will be prizes awarded. All pumpkins are welcome for the stroll, but to enter to win a prize, the pumpkin must be carved on site. The Pumpkin Stroll  is proudly sponsored by Optima Bank.  Optima Bank Logo

  • Age 7 and under, painted pumpkins, Entry: $3
    • Prize 1st: $25 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes
  • Age 8-13, carved pumpkins, Entry: $5
    • Prize 1st: $50 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes
  • Age 14 and over, carved pumpkins, Entry: $5
    • Prize 1st: $75 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes
  • Semiprofessional, carved pumpkins, Entry: $10
    • Prize 1st: $150 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes

Judging @ 4pm / Stroll 6pm-7pm / Participants pick up at 7pm

Harvestfest 2013 Photos Devyn Poirier 275Face Painting

Amie Romano will be on hand to do face painting and balloon twisting!

 

Paint for Fun 

Paint for Fun  with their ceramic items and forever pumpkins for kids to paint.

 

Story telling by Dr. Gasp - He makes it fun and spooky!

Story telling by Dr. Gasp – He makes it fun and spooky!

Story telling by                                 Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp –  Shows at 10:30 & 12:30      


                    

noggins 1  Nogginsland – by John Haber, Occupational Therapist, and founder of Nogginsland will be providing free activities and games using Noggins, an educational product for younger children that help to develop fine and visual motor skills. Play ~ Learn ~ Grow

Entertainment

Don Campbell Band & Friends will be performing 9:00 am – 2:00 pm under the tent in the ball field!

Mad Science

 

 

Mad Science of Maine Fire & Ice Show at 3:00 pm located under the big tent in the ball field!

 

Dan Blakeslee will be performing in the Kidsfest section.

Dan will play folk/Americana music
Dan will perform as Dr. Gasp (Halloween-themed and great for kids!)

Special Thanks to our Kidsfest Sponsor: Petro Home Services, York, ME

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