At FloydFest, Kids are never an afterthought- they’re a centerpiece! Our aptly-named Children’s Universe encompasses several acres of prime real estate in our main field area, such that kids can engage in a TaekwonDo class, tetherball match, or debut an act during the kids’ Open Mic, and parent’s aren’t missing their favorite set on the Dreaming Creek Main Stage!
Conscientious programming is applied to our CU, just like every other stage and area at FloydFest. We have a dedicated stage with performances by and for kids of all ages. Details available later in the season.
On-going activities include a toddler playground, family sized sandbox, rock stacking, a huge wooden play arc and more! Our “mother tent” offers a semi-private area for changing diapers, feeding little ones, etc.
Join us on Saturday at noon for our annual PEACE PARADE! Bring your own costumes and instruments or borrow from our stash and join Becki the Balloon Lady, Jugglers, Puppets, Stilt Walkers and musicians, (and any and everybody else!) as we parade around the FloydFest site.
Each year includes several scheduled “workshops” for kids, including Art workshops with Katherine Devine and a 3 day TaekwonDo Clinic. Don’t miss witnessing our TaekwonDo instructor break a concrete block on Sunday!
Have the kids pack their guit-fiddle and sign up for on Open Mic slot, throughout the weekend. Plus, dress-up tent, balls, tether ball and lots more fun stuff.
We also offer CHILDCARE!
*Cooperative* children from ages 2 to 10 years (potty trained children only please!)
- $8.00 per hour
- 30 minute minimum, 3 hour maximum
- Reservations, check-in, drop-off and pick-up are all located inside the Children’s Universe at our Info booth.
- Maximum capacity: 12 kids a one time – first come first serve strategy used
- Reservations will be accepted starting on Thursday
- Babysitting Hours: 12-8pm Thursday-Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday.
Katherine Devine’s Art Workshops
Originally from Providence, RI, Katherine received her undergraduate degree in art from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and her Master’s degree from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Katherine has taught at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke County”s Gifted Art Program and currently teaches adults and children in her private studio in the Grandin Village.
She works in a tiny studio, but she dreams big. Click here for more info.
Class: Shake Rattle and Roll Make and decorate your own musical instruments from repurposed and recycled materials- Be prepared to make a joyful noise at the Children’s Parade!
Friday July 25, 11am-12:30pm *ages 7 and up
Friday July 25, 2-3:30pm *ages 10 and up
Saturday July 26, 10am-12pm *all ages
*Art Workshops are free. Class size is limited. First come first serve basis, sign up early.