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Kids Zone

The Kids Zone returns for another year at the Greater Grand Forks Fair. The Zone provides fun and activities for our younger guests at no extra cost, and puts many of them in one place so parents can get a chance to stay put for a little while. All of these features are included in our regular Gate Fee, which is $10 for ages 15 and above, $5 for 7-14 years of age or free for ages 5 and under. Parents grab a chair and rest your feet while your children play in the Miss Bows and her Messy Mania Kids Zone! Face painting and games will also be available!

Rock and Rest Tent

The Rock and Rest tent is located just inside of the Kids Zone building. It is a tent set up for mothers with babies or young children to escape the crowds for a few minutes. There is a section set aside for changing babies. There is also a section set up just to relax for a few minutes if your child needs to catch their breath. The Fair office and our EMTs are nearby if anything more is needed. Please enjoy the Fair, but feel free to take a break from the excitement if you need to.

Piles of Smiles Face Painting

Miranda from Piles of Smiles will be back again to paint faces of young Fair goers. Piles of Smiles have been providing face painting for our Fair goers for many years. Miranda does a great job of painting unique designs, and is wonderful with the children. The face painting hours are included on the daily schedule pages for each day. There are often long lines for the face painting, so they do sometimes need to limit the line toward the end of the day so that Miranda can finish at the proper time. All CDC recommendations in place during the Fair will be followed.

Miss Bows Messy Mania and Mini Ninja course

Holly Kennedy from Miss Bows Messy Mania has been providing activities for some of our youngest guests for several years. These are STEM activities set up for the younger ages. They teach youth a little bit about how science works while being fun for the kids. The Messy Mania area will be open during the normal hours of the Kids Zone.

The Mini Ninja course was added to the Miss Bows area a few years ago. This is a special obstacle course for the little ones. It includes several different obstacles. The runs are timed so the little ones can try to beat their own time, or beat their siblings or friends. The course is supervised so that only 1 person is allowed on the course at a time.

Coloring Wall

The coloring wall returns again at the Greater Grand Forks Fair. Coloring books and pages provide younger guests a chance to be creative and have some fun while parents get a little chance to catch their breath. Colored pictures left at the Kids Zone will be posted on the wall. Or you can take the masterpieces home with you. The wall is available during hours the building is open. Stop by and let your kids add their art abilities to the Coloring Wall.
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