KidsFest this Saturday

Published 9:16 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

KidsFest: Fun for the Whole Family will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Brock Gym and Masonic Picnic Grounds.

This free community event is sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County, Inc. in conjunction with Davie Family YMCA and Davie County Recreation and Parks Department. KidsFest will occur rain or shine. Attendance was more than 1,200 last year and similar attendance is expected this year.

New to KidsFest is BLOCK Fest, a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children.

It is designed for parents, preschool teachers and the community to become more knowledgeable about the importance of early math and science learning as it affects school readiness and later math success. Space for BlockFest is limited.

Home Safety classes will be held in the morning and afternoon. Home safety kits will be given to those that attend the class (limited to 15 families per session).

KidsFest will offer interactive activities geared towards children and families, including: an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, bunnies, a magic show and Balloonist, Zumba, obstacle course, combined all county elementary school chorus, face painting, and more.

The Davie YMCA will offer several activities for children including the smoothie bike and a featured session on the stage of Youth and Strength Training.

Back again, this year, as a featured session is Kidpower, hosted by Davie Domestic Violence with groups for ages 2-5 and 5-12. This parent session will share skills for lifelong safety and success.

The Senior Center Boogie Brigade dancers will be highlighting their fancy footwork during the event.

There will be many representatives from community non-profits and service agencies hosting crafts, games and providing information to parents on family resources and childcare.

Families that interact with the vendors will receive raffle tickets for chances to win a Radio Flyer Tricycle while learning about the resources available in the community.

“We want to encourage families to visit with the local agencies to learn more about the programs and services that are available to them in Davie County,” said Gena Taylor, Smart Start executive director.

Each vendor inside the gym will feature an interactive activity for all children. Smart Start will be giving away free T-shirts, while supplies last, to young children at the Smart Start table inside the gym.

All events at KidsFest are free, but registration is required. Save time in line by visiting the Smart Start website to pre-register at or by calling 336.751.2113.  Food will be available for purchase.

Call Smart Start at 336-751-2113 or visiting