On behalf of the KidFest Event Staff, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the organizations that donated their time this weekend to bring fun and excitement to the families of the community.

Algonquin Longhouse – Guides & Princesses Programs

The Guides & Princesses program has long held the traditions of building and fostering strong bonds between parent and child. Together, you will journey together to places near and far:  camp deep in the woods, catch a ball game or sleep overnight at a museum.  Wherever you go, you and your children will carry this gift of time together in your hearts forever. For more information on these programs visit algonquinlonghouse.org.
All for the Love of Bubbles

All for the Love of Bubbles is Matt Pagels, aka the Bubble Wizard. Matt provides interactive outdoor bubbling fun for children of all ages at family and school events, festivals, parades, weddings, and your special event. He also has a large assortment of handcrafted bubble making rigs, wands and webs available for purchase, for more information email Matt.Pagels55@gmail.com.
Aloha Speech Clinic

Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy, terms used to define a force that holds together existence. We are a family centered clinic supporting the speech and language needs for children of all ages in the Barrington and surrounding communities. Some of our uniques skills help those with: Orofacial myoFUNctional Disorders (OMD), Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs), thumb sucking and pacifier habits, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), early developing language skills, receptive and expressive language impairments, speech sound disorders, and more. This clinic’s mission is to demonstrate the Hawaiian way of “Aloha” at every point of client contact. ~ Mahalo  Visit us at www.alohaspeechclinic.com
Barrington 220 Education FoundationNow celebrating its 25th year, the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is committed to supporting students in Barrington 220. Run by a board of volunteer trustees, we work tirelessly to bring new opportunities to the classroom and beyond. Our mission is to encourage curiosity, inspire students’ passion for learning and career exploration and to provide enriching experiences through private funding. Our focus for 2024 is Fine Arts through the Creativity Project experience at the elementary school level and the commitment to update/modernize three fine arts studios at BHS. We are grateful to the many parents, businesses and community members have supported us over the past 25 years which has allowed us to raise more than $7million dollars all to support students and staff as well as transform the classroom. Visit 220foundation.org for more information.
Barrington Area Conservation Trust
Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) works to preserve natural habitats and open spaces so that animals and plants can thrive, and people can enjoy the beauty of nature. BACT also helps educate the community about the importance of conservation, and how we can all do our part to take care of the Earth. To learn more, check out our website at www.bactrust.org.
Barrington Area Library
The Barrington Area Library provides events and classes for Barrington area residents of all ages, rooms and resources to accommodate life-long learners, and physical and digital collections to educate and entertain. The library’s Youth Services department is a destination for families designed with active play and learning in mind. Visit www.balibrary.org.
Barrington Bank and Trust

At Barrington Bank & Trust, we have a vision of what banking should be — banking that builds community. And for over 25 years we’ve been bringing that vision to life, with a wide range of solutions for all your banking needs, including free coin counting1, educational programs, and fun activities for young savers. Start experiencing a better way to bank at barringtonbank.com. Different Approach, Better Results™

1. Free Coin Counting. Available for consumer households, business customers, & nonprofits. Fees may apply for non-customer businesses.

Barrington Children’s Charities

BARRINGTON CHILDREN’S CHARITIES is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization of dedicated men and women working together to positively impact the lives of children in Barrington, Illinois. Run entirely by volunteers, Barrington Children’s Charities raises and uses donations to support and address the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children within the District 220 area. We are an essential needs based charity. Visit us at barringtonchildrenscharities.com for more information.

Barrington Children’s Choir

Established in 1986, the Barrington Children’s Choir (BCC) is devoted to uniting the purity and simplicity of children’s voices with the finest traditional and contemporary choral music. Choristers span grades 2 through 12, representing the Chicago Northwest Suburbs and beyond. Weekly rehearsals (August-May); two signature concerts (May and December) and performances at other civic, corporate and community events. Visit: barringtonchildrenschoir.org.
Barrington Chinese Immersion Council
Barrington 220 is home to an incredible Chinese Immersion (CI) program designed to cultivate bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate global citizens, with a 50% Chinese and 50% English instructional model from Kindergarten to 5th grade with advanced courses 6-12th. BCIC is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the CI program by providing educational and cultural enrichment opportunities and much more. To learn more about BCIC initiatives, volunteer opportunities, D220 resources, or connect with CI families email us at bcic220@gmail.com or check out our website at www.bcic220.org.
Barrington Giving Day

Barrington Giving Day supports the over 885 families in the school district currently living below the poverty level by holding several events throughout the year where families can receive essential items for their children. These events bring more than 1000 volunteers from the community together to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Visit barringtongivingday.org to learn more.
Barrington Park District Athletic Department

Regardless of whether your child likes to throw it, kick it, hit it, swing it, shoot it or run right through it, the Barrington Park District has plenty of athletic opportunities to keep your child active all year-round. We have classes, clinics and league play that are sure to provide plenty of opportunities for your child to improve their skills or try something new! Soccer, golf, t-ball, football, basketball, tennis, pickleball, softball and more, we truly have something for everyone and every age! Visit: barringtonparkdistrict.org for more information.
Barrington Park District Fitness Center

The Barrington Park District Fitness Center features a 4,500 square foot fitness floor filled with cardio and weight machines, cable machines and free weights, an indoor track, 40 group exercise and team training classes and a private personal training studio with specialty fitness equipment. With a staff of nearly 30 instructors, personal trainers and fitness attendants, the BPD Fitness Center is equipped to provide you with a quality workout experience, whether it’s taking a class, training with one of our personal trainers or a self-guided workout on our indoor track or fitness floor. Stop by and let of our staff show you around our beautiful facility and help you get started on your fitness goals! Visit: barringtonparkdistrict.org/fitness-center.

Barrington Park District Preschool & Early Childhood Programs

The BPD Preschool was built on the understanding that your child’s happiness and growth are very important. We offer a play based program with an emphasis on social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development. Teachers encourage curiosity and strive to develop a love for learning. We encourage children to socialize, interact cooperatively and gain independence so they can reach their full potential. With the support of amazing Park District facilities, parks and amenities, there is so much for your child to explore! For more information visit www.barringtonparkdistrict.org/preschool.
Barrington Rotary
Join the Barrington Breakfast Rotary for Kids Fun Runs! All participants will receive their very own racing bib! The first 100 children who race receive a treat bag! For more information please visit: www.barringtonrotary.org.
Barrington Youth & Family Services

BYFS provides a wide range of counseling, preventative programming, and education to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of the Barrington community, while removing barriers to accessing help. Our team of therapists specializes in a broad range of issues to help our clients navigate difficult life circumstances. Visit barringtonbyfs.org for more information.
Bartlett Tree Experts

Bartlett Tree Experts was founded by Francis A. Bartlett in 1907 and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. From its over 100 offices worldwide, Bartlett helps both residential and commercial customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees. Bartlett is dedicated to developing environmentally sound products and promoting their use on our clients’ properties. With the Bartlett Legacy Tree Program, Bartlett provides tree seedlings to help with reforestation efforts, and teaches people how to care for trees. For more information visit: www.bartlett.com/locations/lake-barrington-il.cfm.
Bricks of HopeBricks of Hope is a local charity delivering new LEGO sets to sick kids during their hospital stays. Since launching in December of 2021, over 9,000 new LEGO sets have been delivered to sick kids throughout the greater Chicago area. Stop by our booth to learn more about our mission and to take the LEGO Challenge! Visit us at: bricksofhope.org.
BSA Troop 93
This innovative Council spans two states, serves more than 21,000 youth members, and includes nearly 8,000 adult volunteers and four service centers. We will supply unit leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to deliver the best possible Scouting program to youth and young adults in our community to prepare them for life. By building strong units, we will create strong districts, a strong council, and a bright future. Mission Statement: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their life times by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. For more information, please visit facebook.com/LZTroop93.
BStrong Together

BStrong Together has been created to support parents, children and youth, community members and others impacting the lives of Barrington area children in our shared goal of raising happy, healthy, resilient, and adaptable children capable of successfully navigating the world of today and the future. Join us in our mission to enhance the lives of Barrington area children and youth in mind, body, and spirit, because we know that alone we are strong, but we are stronger together. To learn more about BStrong Together’s mission and programs, visit www.bstrongtogether.org.
Catered Productions

With menus designed for all budgets, you get exactly what you need to make your event a memorable one. We provide a worry-free-one-stop shop solution for planning your party. From your first inquiry, one of our event planners will help prepare your menu, assist you in finding a venue, provide tent and table rentals, liquor and beverage service, entertainment and virtually anything you may need beyond what is created in our kitchen. Visit cateredproductions.com to view all of our catering options!
Citizens For Conservation

Citizens for Conservation Youth Education provides nature-oriented classes for children in the Barrington area and surrounding communities. Citizens for Conservation is an all-volunteer organization of over 40 years with a mission of “Saving Living Space for Living Things” through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources and education. For information please contact CFC at (847) 382-7283 or visit: www.citizensforconservation.org.
Da Vinci Waldorf School

Da Vinci Waldorf offers a classical education in a nurturing, wonder-filled environment. Classical academics are brought through the arts, storytelling, movement, nature and hands-on practical activities that engage the entire being of the child. Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love of learning, and we serve children in preschool through eighth grade. For more information visit:  DaVinciWaldorfSchool.org.
Dick Pond Athletics

Dick Pond Athletics is your one-stop destination for all of your running and fitness gear. We have a huge selection of running shoes, including trainers, racing flats, track and cross country spikes, field event shoes. We do full gait analysis for all customers wanting good shoes for running, walking or
for everyday life! To learn more about Dick Pond Athletics, visit: dickpondathletics.com.
 Feed My Starving Children

Hunger is causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, we estimate at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. This is heartbreaking. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. Visit www.fmsc.org for more information.
Friends of the Fox River

Friends of the Fox River is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the Fox River watershed by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration and advocacy. We are concerned citizens taking action to protect and maintain the quality of the Fox River and its tributaries. To learn more, visit: fotfr.org.
Glowby the Bubbler

Glowby the Bubbler provides interactive and improvisational bubble entertainment at festivals and community events all over Chicagoland. He also creates professional bubble effects equipment for entertainers all over the world. For more information visit GlowbyTheBubbler.com.
Habitat McHenry
Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County is part of a global nonprofit housing organization whose vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. For more information, visit: habitatmchenry.org
HARPS (Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society)

The Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society, known as HARPS, located in Barrington Hills is a non-profit horse and small farm animal rescue and sanctuary. This equine wellness and education facility rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses and other farm animals in need. For more information, please visit www.harpsonline.org.
Illinois Storm Chasers

We provide an array of posters & other visual aids to educate families on the hazards of severe weather and a look inside the day of a meteorologist. We use satellite imagery, radar, and other tools to observe & predict the weather that’ll be on display at this event. We also bring our drone and show how drones can even help weather forecasters! We have different interactive weather quizzes for all ages, as well as a couple of hands-on tornado experiments that can be replicated at home. For more information visit: illinoisstormchasers.com.
In2Great! Pediatric Therapy

At In2Great Pediatric Therapy our clinic strives to offer a warm and supportive environment where families can learn about their child’s developmental needs and how to nurture their child’s capacity to succeed. Our aim is to help children reach their potential by treating the whole child using techniques learned from experience and directed by evidence-based practices. We strive to help anyone and everyone that walks through our doors by providing a safe, supportive and playful environment that promotes strong relationships and growth and development for our staff, our families and our community. Please visit: In2greattherapy.com for more information.

Infinity & Beyond Pediatric Therapy

IBP Therapy is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic located in Lake Zurich. We partner with children and their families-from birth through young adulthood-to promote independence in all aspects of their lives and empower them to reach their full potential. For more information, visit: ibptherapy.com.
Jovie Nannies + Sitters& College Tutors
Jovie Nannies and Sitters provides high-quality in-home nannies and sitters. College Tutors offers in-center, in-home and online tutoring. We focus on partnering with our families to help them to raise well rounded lifelong learners while providing parents with piece of mind. Please visit: Jovie.com and collegetutorschicago.com for more information.
Lake County Forest Preserves

As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, the Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) sets the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education. The guiding elements of the agency’s mission remain focused on preservation, restoration, education and recreation. Acknowledged as a regional and national leader, LCFPD protects more than 31,000 acres of natural land and is the second-largest forest preserve district in Illinois. Visit: LCFPD.org.

Luna Bee Farm

We are a local, family owned farm bringing the ecosystem together through gardening, education, art, community and friendship. We hand craft a wide variety of our products with our own locally grown lavender and other herbs on our farm as well as offering flower arrangements, honey, hands on workshops and more. Visit www.lunabeefarm.com for more information.
McHenry County Farm Bureau

McHenry County Farm Bureau is a non-for-profit membership organization that represents over 750 farm families on local, state and national issues. McHenry County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program is part of a nation-wide program whose mission is to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education. We provide summer teacher training, classroom programming, free resources to teachers, and promote agriculture through special events. For more information visit mchenrycfb.org.
Noah’s Ark Christian Academy
We implement a customized curriculum that exceeds Illinois State Standards while allowing children to develop at their own pace. We strive to provide maximum opportunity for growth through a cohesive progression of the curriculum material, beginning in our Two’s program through our approved Kindergarten. Your child will be prepared for their future endeavors with a strong, balanced foundation built at Noah’s Ark Christian Academy. We have a Nature Explorer class that all the children can learn and explore in. Schedule a tour today! For more information, visit: noahsarkchristianacademy.org.
Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association

NISRA provides year-round community recreation services for residents with disabilities in 13 member districts in northern Illinois, including Barrington Park District. Since 1976, children and adults of all ability levels have enjoyed socializing, building skills, and having fun in hundreds of weekly programs, special events, camps, and trips each year. For more information please contact NISRA at (815) 459-0737 or visit www.nisra.org.
Oak Leaf Cooperative School
Oak Leaf Cooperative School is a nature-based non-profit preschool that also offers enrichment programs for those as young as 18 months. We set the foundation for children to become responsible citizens and environmental stewards. Oak Leaf uses outdoor learning to foster curiosity, compassion, empathy, cultural awareness, creative problem-solving, and environmental responsibility in young children. Learn more at oakleaf.school.
Pepper Construction
Now in their fourth generation of family leadership, Pepper Construction serves clients across the country with comprehensive teams in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. Ranked by ENR (Engineering News Report) magazine as one of the top builders of sustainable projects in the nation, Pepper serves clients in a variety of markets such as aerospace, healthcare, science and technology, education, manufacturing and industrial, data centers, entertainment, hospitality and interiors, among others. Pepper’s High Performance and Sustainable Construction group is part of their Integrated Construction Services (ICS) team, which represents some of the most advanced thought leadership in our industry — investigating new technologies, evaluating new methodologies and integrating innovative solutions in the field. For more information, please visit  www.pepperconstruction.com.
Salem Methodist PreschoolSalem Methodist Preschool provides your child with a solid foundation for a lifelong love of learning which will be rich in unique experiences and offered in developmentally appropriate environments grounded in Christian values. Our highly qualified, dedicated team of teachers believe that each child and family are unique. This brings to our Preschool Family a diversity which creates best practice for Early Childhood Education and growth. For more information, visit: salemmethodistpreschool.org
St. Mark’s Day School

St. Mark’s is a private preschool situated in the beautiful, rolling countryside of Barrington Hills. We provide a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment for your early learner. Our professional early childhood educators are committed to embracing your child’s journey of wonder and exploration. A love of learning begins in preschool. Let us be your foundation! For more information please visit our website: mydayschool.org.
The Bridge Youth & Family Services

We help youth and families achieve social and emotional health. The Bridge accomplishes its mission by providing family stabilization, comprehensive counseling and therapy services, and a mentoring program aimed at prevention. The Bridge strives to heal our youth, families, and communities one individual at a time by delivering person-centered interventions. With LGBTQ+ sensitivity and multicultural approaches to mental health, we envision every youth has access to the right services and support to lift our community to equality in emotional wellness. For more information, visit: bridgeyouth.org.
The Davey Tree Expert Company

A complete residential/commercial tree care company. Offering services is all aspects of tree and plant maintenance. Visit www.davey.com or call (847) 469-4002 for more information.
The Orchard Barrington Church

At The Orchard, the Bible is at the center of all we do. We believe Jesus is worth following and want you to find joy in following Him too! We are one church with six congregations in the Chicago area that cares about digging deep roots into the Word of God as we worship on the weekends, building strong relationships through Life groups during the week, and bearing fruit for God’s glory both inside and outside the walls of our church. No matter where you are in your walk with God, we’d love to get to know you, and you are welcome here at The Orchard. Worship Services: Saturday, 5 p.m. | Sundays, 9 & 10:45 a.m. Visit: theorchardefc.org/barrington/ to learn more. You can also email Shohei Suzuki at ssuzuki@theorchard.church or (847) 852-2200.
Tri-Village Garden Club

Tri-Village Garden Club services Bartlett, Hanover Park & Streamwood with activities benefiting our communities, their families and neighboring townships. We are members of the Garden Clubs of Illinois and donate our time to lead subcommittees impacting senior centers, youth activities and donating to two food pantries during the Summer. For more information, visit: Trivillagegardenclub.org.
Walk On

On is dedicated to providing equine assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. Equine assisted activities provide motivational, educational and recreational benefits that enhance the quality of life through interaction with the horse. The goal of Walk On is to partner with the horses to inspire the participants to reach their highest potential. Visit: www.walkonfarm.org.