Kidtoberfest is just around the corner.
On Oct. 12, Mahaska County ISU Extension will host Kidtoberfest at Penn Central Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Natalie Ferguson-Spray, program coordinator at Mahaska County ISU Extension, said this year’s event will be different from past years. Due to Oskaloosa being involved with the Blue Zones Project, Ferguson-Spray said Kidtoberfest will be focused on health and wellness via the theme, “Get Up and Move.” This includes focusing on all aspects of health including physical, dental, nutritional and emotional, noted Ferguson-Spray.
Kidtoberfest as traditionally featured informational booths for children and their families regarding services in the Oskaloosa area available to them. This year, there will be a few new booths to be on the lookout for, noted Ferguson-Spray.
Some of the new elements to Kidtoberfest this year include a tooth fairy booth where children can get their photo with the “Tooth Fairy” for the Kidtoberfest Facebook page, Sumo wrestling with the Iowa National Guard and IPTV story time, noted Ferguson-Spray.
“We’re hoping the event will be a little more interactive this year,” she said.
Kidtoberfest often offers a raffle each year. Ferguson-Spray said that this year people will enter into a raffle to win a six-month family membership at the Mahaska County YMCA, which goes along with the theme of this year’s Kidtoberfest.
“We want families to be active and engaged in the community,” said Ferguson-Spray.
According to Ferguson-Spray, the major sponsors for this year’s Kidtoberfest include Pella Rolscrreen Foundation, Vermeer, Clow Valve, Mahaska Health Partnership, Mahaska County YMCA and ISU Extension and Outreach.
Watch the Herald for more on what’s new at this year’s Kidtoberfest.
Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at email@example.com.
Kidtoberfest is just around the corner.
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