The Ashland Beacon
The Highlands Museum is bringing Kid’s Fest back on October 15th from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be lots of fun and activities for all ages, from the young child through the teen years. This event is so big, it will be held in two locations: the Highlands Museum on the 4th floor and Broadway Square. The Community Trust Bank has graciously offered its parking area, next to Broadway Square for inflatables. Museum Director, Kim Jenkins says they are very excited to bring this day of fun to the families of the area. “We wanted to offer a fun-filled Saturday for families to come and enjoy the day. This will be the third year the museum has hosted a kid’s fest but the first year since the pandemic -it’s a resurrection of Kid’s Fest, but we are going to make it so much bigger than before.” Lory Scarberry, the museum volunteer, says “it is an excellent opportunity for the community to experience the museum. Unfortunately, so many people in our area still don't know about the museum and what it has to offer. It is truly a hidden gem in our area.”
Gary Bussa with Dr. Des Coveries Animal show will be present for the event. According to Jenkins, he is one of the driving forces behind Kid’s Fest. He will be performing several shows throughout the day. You will be able to meet Tillie the Turtle and Rocky Balboa, who is always a favorite among the kids. Since the event is a fall festival-type event, there will be a costume contest for any child that wishes to dress in their favorite costume. The contest will take place on the stage, on the 4th floor of the Museum. Dr. Des Coveries will be joined by his friends from Once Upon A Farm Petting Zoo also. The kids will be able to interact with several different farm animals up front and personally.
The fourth floor of the Museum will be transformed into a festival atmosphere complete with a stage, various vendors, games and prizes, face painting, balloon animals and so much more fun for everyone. Scarberry says there will be staging for the event. One on the 4th floor and on Broadway Square as well. There will be entertainment on both stages during the event, from local performers and groups. You will also be able to visit several food trucks that will be parked on Winchester Avenue, as well as check out the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine.
Admission to the event is $10/per person for non-museum members and $5 if you are a member of the Highlands Museum. Admission wristbands can be purchased at Broadway Square, the main entrance to the museum, and on the 4th floor where you enter from the parking garage. The wristband will cover all the entertainment, the petting zoo, the inflatables, and the games. For additional information, you can call 606.329.8888. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun at the Highlands Museum Kids Fest.