Fairhaven Kids Fest, Sat.,* 10/9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Lawn of Visitors Center and Fairhaven High School, 141 Main Street at Route 6, Fairhaven. Sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and Millicent Library Youth Services
Featuring: Interactive Fun with Pirates of the Cape; Mermaids to Meet, from Ever After Storytime Entertainment; Craft Activities to Make and Bring Home; Costume Parade and Contest at 2:00 p.m.; Entertainment, Live Music; Booths with Children’s Items for Sale, Food, Sweets, More
Craft vendors, children’s activities, special guests, and entertainment are planned for this fun fall Saturday, outdoors on the lawns of Fairhaven High School and the Visitors Center. Meet and act like a pirate with Pirates of the Cape, make crafts to take home, enter the costume parade and contest, and enjoy other family fun.
List of craft vendors is available at https://fairhaventours.com/kids-fest-vendors-2021/
“Bite the Dog” will be here selling hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, French fries, tater tots, and onion rings. Baked good, sweets, ice cream and Del’s Frozen Lemonade will also be for sale.
The Buttonwood Brass Trio will be performing on the grounds from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A costume parade and contest will be will be held at 2:00 p.m. Children will sign up in advance at the booth of the Millicent Library. Prizes will be awarded for “Silliest/Most Funny,” “Scariest,” “Most Fabulous,” and “Most Heroic,” in three age groups—baby& toddler to age 3, ages 4-11, and ages 12 and up. Judging will be done by the Fairhaven Mothers Club.
You’ll be able to find a used costume, too, at the Fairhaven Sustainability Committee’s Halloween Swap booth. Clean, used Halloween costumes, accessories and decorations are being collected in a bin inside the Town Hall until October 9. At Kids Fest you can look through the collected items to see if there is something you can use.
FairhavenTV will be on hand with a photo booth where children with or without costumes can have a photo taken with a spooky background. The photos will be available to download and will be incorporated into FairhavenTV’s Virtual Halloween Party which will be streamed and broadcast on Fairhaven cable TV later in the month. They will also have promotional “Mystery Bags” to hand out.
Barbosa Farm will have pumpkins for sale. Children will be able to paint them at the neighboring booth.
One of the Fairhaven Protecting Society’s antique fire engines will be on hand for children to take photo with and climb aboard.
At the table run by Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast, children can help take action for climate legislation by adding their handprints and first names to a “Climate Legislation Now!” Parachute. They may also sign letters and draw pictures to be sent to state legislators. Free reusable straws will be handed out.
For more information, contact: Fairhaven Office of Tourism, Chris Richard, director, 508-979-4085, email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov; Millicent Library, Allie Thiel, youth services, 508-992-5342, email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Corrects day from previous versions. Sat. not Sun.
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