18th annual Marshfield Children’s Festival to feature farms
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The 18th annual Marshfield Children’s Festival recognizes the 2018 Farm Technology Days, to be held in Marshfield in July, with the theme “On the Farm.”
The Children’s Festival takes place on April 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Marshfield High School.
Venders and volunteers plan to carry out the agricultural theme in their clothing and displays.
Marshfield Clinic Health System is providing 500 stuffed farm animal toys for the Children’s Festival, which will be used to help educate children on medical examinations in a non-threatening environment. The stuffed animals will get a pretend check-up so children will know what happens when they go to a doctor.
“The stuffed toys are gone within a couple of hours, so we encourage children to bring their own stuffed animals for the clinic,” says Jane Wagner, a festival volunteer.
Featured events include: toy construction, a bike rodeo, bike and helmet inspection, a visit by Barney the Bus, a climbing wall, and a food stand.
Performances in the commons area throughout the festival will include PIER, Making Music Together, Reis’ Martial Arts Academy, and Main Street Conservatory of Dance.
Over 50 vendors will staff booths and add agricultural notes, as they showcase materials and information related to children and families.
The Children’s Festival supports the Marshfield Human Services Academy, a program of Marshfield High School located within the Tiny Tiger Intergenerational Center.
If you have questions or would like to get involved with the Children’s Festival, please contact Jennifer Fredrick at 715-387-8464, extension 4376.