KidFest is an annual event hosted FREE to the public by the Barrington Park District.

The KidFest mission is to provide activities that inspire healthy habits, introduce nature opportunities and encourage families to work together to help make a difference in the world. Our goal is to motivate families to volunteer in their community, work together to maintain a healthy lifestyle, get out and explore nature and of course, get together and Fly A Kite!

This event draws in thousands of people each year and is an excellent way to get your organization noticed!

In order to have a booth at KidFest, your organization must align with the KidFest mission statement and must pertain to getting families out into nature and being part of the community.

Therefore, we do NOT accept applications for doctor offices including chiropractors and dentists, relators, insurance companies, restaurants or any other organization/company that does not align with the mission of KidFest.

If your organizations fits in with the mission of KidFest, we want you to join us!

KidFest is ALWAYS held the first Saturday in May, from 11:00am – 3:00pm



  • Organization MUST align with the KidFest mission.
  • Having a booth at KidFest is FREE.
  • We ask that you provide an activity, craft or educational experience for families to participate in.
  • Your organization’s logo and information get published on the KidFest website. QR codes will be located throughout the event for guests to scan and find your information/booth location.
  • Your organizations name and links get published on our social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Applications are due by April 1 of every year.



Do you have a boy scout that needs to complete their eagle scout project? Every year, KidFest hosts 2 eagle scout candidates to offer bird house building to the public.

Outline for the project:

• Determine the needed materials.

• Develop a birdhouse template.

• Collect donations to cover the cost of his project.

• Coordinate the cutting of the wood.

• Prepare 75 kits for easy assembly.

• Solicit volunteers for preparing the bird house piece.

• Solicit volunteers to help at the booth to assist families in building.

• Provide all materials (i.e. tools) for families to build the houses.

We will fill out all necessary paperwork for the candidate, prepare official documents and provide completion letters.


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