By Michelle Fortier
(KINGSVILLE, ON) – The Kingsville Folk Music Festival has announced the Children’s Stage and entertainment for the 2nd annual festival, which takes place August 7 through 9, at Lakeside Park in Kingsville.
Greg Monforton and Partners, a Windsor law firm, is the sponsor of the Children’s Stage for 2015.
The fun gets underway for kids on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1:00 pm; Jangles the Clown Magic Show and Balloon Artist, last year’s favourite wildly-dressed Magoo, local legend Dale Butler will teach kids of all ages to play the guitar in just two minutes, and young and old will be on their feet stomping and making noise with Karen Morand.
Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo, in demand at festivals across North America, will be set up all day Saturday and Sunday for kids to walk the zoo of musical instruments, see the instruments up close, and enjoy a hands on experience.
Other activities for kids include face painting, crafts and workshops, and the chance to design and paint your own festival t-shirt.
Sunday, join the entertainers in the musical parade to Main Stage for the start of evening performances.
Rain or shine, indoor venues are booked, and accessible to all, the Kingsville Folk Music Festival opens it’s doors Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am. The Three-day festival includes four stages of on-going, daytime workshop and session stages, and the evening main stage beginning at 6:00 pm nightly.
Delicious local foods and juried artisan craft vendors, hand-made instruments, Cooper’s Hawk Wine and Walkerville brews, root beer floats, and more are available for purchase.
Children 16 and under are admitted free. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.
A portion of the proceeds from the annual festival and concert series is allocated to The MAY FUNd, to assist financially disadvantaged children and enabling them to access the arts through volunteer opportunities, mentoring, lessons, workshops, and an annual scholarship. The MAY FUNd, (Music and Arts for Youth) was established in 2013 by the non- profit Sun Parlor Folk Music Society who produce the Kingsville Folk Music Festival.