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This image shows a graphic of Midwest Kid Fest June 10 with the Fargo Park District logo and a photo of a child riding the kiddie train.
This image shows the Teddy Bear Parade at Midwest Kids Fest.
This image shows two boys playing giant, yard sized checkers at Midwest Kids Fest.
This image shows two girls looking at the goats at Midwest Kids Fest.
This image shows some kids making crafts at a table during Midwest Kids Fest.

Stop by Island Park and enjoy a day filled with music, laughter and bright colors as children play and learn at the 23rd Annual Midwest Kid Fest. All activities are free! The fest hosts interactive educational booths, life-sized games, an entertainment stage, petting zoo, strolling entertainment and more.

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Bring a canned food donation to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank to the parade along with your Teddy Bear! The parade will again begin in front of the Island Park Pool and travel along a colorful path through the park to kick off the festivities. Photographs and video will be taken along the parade route that will be used for future marketing and promotion.

Area businesses and organizations will be set up and ready to play in the park! Stop by to see all the great offerings there are for kids in our community and play a game, make a craft, or learn something new.

Make sure to leave yourself time to find parking. The Island Park parking lots or the ramp are great options to look for parking and there is also plenty of street parking in the area around the park.

Join us for a day of fun! Jobs include supervising the Teddy Bear Parade, Life-Sized Games and Inflatables. Shifts are 10:30-2:00pm, 1:30-4:30pm and 4:00-7:30pm. Sign up here to volunteer.

Food Vendors 2022:
Tropical Sno
Windsor Waffles
Jen's Bakery
Mac Daddy's
Jumbo's Sloppy Joe
Bronson's Concessions
 

 

Bring your blanket and grab a comfortable patch of grass to watch the entertainment being presented by local performers. 

Performer Schedule
Time Performer
12:00-1:30p OnTrack DJ
1:45-2:15p Phil Baker and the Red Guitar
2:30-3:00p Gaspers School of Dance
3:15-3:45p Phil Baker and the Red Guitar
4:00-4:30p Red River Dance
4:45-5:15p Honeysuckle Hooping
5:30-6:00p Red River Dance

 

Navigate the obstacle course, slide, bounce house and others all day long. Try your luck at a life-size game of checkers, Yahtzee, Tetris, and more!

Vendors

Be a part of our annual celebration by participating in this one-day festival for kids and families.  This free, family-friendly consistently draws crowds in the thousands by inviting businesses and organizations to share their passion through positive, interactive, and educational activities for area children.  Don’t miss this chance to let thousands of area families see you in action! 

 

Midwest Kid Fest includes: 

Art activities 

Strolling performers 

Interactive booths 

Life-sized games 

Balloon twisters 

Dancing 

Carriage rides 

Petting zoo 

Music 

An entertainment stage featuring local performers 

Giant inflatables 

And more! 

  

As you plan for your booth activity, please keep the following in mind:  

  • Booth spaces range in price from $50 to $130 depending on the number of tables requested and access to electricity. 

  • The event draws thousands of people every year and you will want to plan accordingly for supplies.  

  • The event runs from 11:00am – 7:00pm.  Booths need to be set-up by 10:30 am and remain set-up throughout the event hours.  

  • You are responsible to arrange for staff/volunteers to operate your booth and activity for the duration of the event.  

  • The only equipment provided by the event is the table.  All other equipment (including chairs, tents, trash cans) is the responsibility of the business/organization.  

  • Booth spaces are 12’x12’ (or 24’x12’ for double tables).  All materials, displays, and signs need to stay within those boundaries.  

  • NO vehicles are allowed in the park.  All items must be carried in.  You may arrange for assistance in advance by contacting tfriese@fargoparks.com.  

  • Promoting your business or organization is encouraged but selling items or accepting payments in any way is not allowed at Midwest Kid Fest.    

  • As a participant, you agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless the Midwest Kid Fest Committee, each and all sponsors, the Fargo Park District, and the operators of the individual activity booths, its agencies, officers, employees, and volunteers from any and all claims of any nature including costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees which may in any manner result from or arise out of my actions during participation in the Midwest Kid Fest. 

Booth application for 2022 Midwest Kid Fest is closed.