Category Archives: Entertainment/Kidsfest


2020 Kidsfest Activities and Sponsors will be updated as applications are approved.

The list of activities below was from 2019. 2020 activities will be updated as they are confirmed. FMI – 207-363-4422.

Kidsfest takes place all in one location just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance, expect to see, face-painting, ceramic painting, train rides on the Roaming Railroad,  Story telling by Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp, Shows at 10:30 and 12:30. Back in 2019 ~ Mad Science of Maine hands on sound booth at 11:30 and 1:30. Halloween Spooktacular Science Show under the big tent in the ball field at 3:00.

Kidsfest is a Pet Free and Smoke Free Event!

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Harvestfest 2013 Photos Devyn Poirier 184Note: The Pumpkin Carving and Stroll activity has been retired. The 2018 Kidsfest was the last year for the pumpkin carving and stroll. The activity was offered at the Kidsfest location each year, however the activity was privately sponsored and facilitated. We extend our sincere appreciation to those who donated their time, pumpkins and volunteers in order to include this activity during Kidsfest for many years!

All annual Kidsfest activities and attractions are listed below.

Special Thanks to our 2019 Kidsfest Presenting Sponsor!


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.


Mad Science of Maine

Mad Science of Maine

Mad Science – Hands On Sound Booth 11:30 & 1:30 Spooktacular Science Show 3:00 under the ball field tent 

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Amie Romano will be on hand to do face painting!

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      



The 2019  Kidsfest activites are listed above.


2020 Schedule of Entertainers will be updated as entertainment is confirmed.

2019  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