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Posted on: September 20, 2018

37th Annual Kinderfest: A Family Tradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 20, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - 

                                    IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or – 


37th Annual Kinderfest:

A Family Tradition


Riverdale, MD – Looking to entertain your whole family? Start a new tradition? Create memories that will last a lifetime?  The 37th Annual Kinderfest is the event for you!

First held as an ‘Oktoberfest’ for youth and their family and friends, the annual fall festival has something for everyone. The free event features attractions of all kinds, including carnival games, hay and pony rides, magicians, a rock climbing wall – and of course, Watkins Park’s carousel and miniature train.

Midway Amusement also joins the festival for another year of fun, offering more entertainment with the Atlantis Fun Park, Tikki Mountain, face painting, and more!

And who could forget the food and live performances? Animal acts like reptiles and amphibians, and birds of prey will thrill your future zoologist, while upbeat music will have the whole family moving. Zumba and the DJ Gully Dance Party provide the perfect way to work off yummy eats from food vendors like Jammin Flava and Bay Soft Ice Cream.

You don’t want to miss this – so, get ready to join us (and a couple thousand of your closest neighbors, friends, and family) for another bigger and better Kinderfest!

WHAT: 37th Annual Kinderfest

WHEN: Sunday, October 7 from Noon – 5 PM

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

COST: FREE; Fees for some activities and food concessions

For a full schedule of events, click here.

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