Friday Roundup: Kidz Day Festival in Bentonville

Jill M. Rohrbach
Mayor Bob McCaslin has proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 28 as Children’s Day in Bentonville. To celebrate, you can join in the fun of the 4th annual Kidz Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to Spencer Square on Ark. 102 across from the Benton County Sherriff’s Office.

The event will feature clowns, balloons, snow cones, Farmers Insurance MILK program, the U.S. Army Hummer, five bounce houses, and much more. You’ll have the opportunity to win prizes including pizza, tennis shoes, a night stay from Vacation Rentals, school supplies and other giveaways.

Kids can learn how to react to a fire and crawl to safety in the Bentonville Fire Department’s Smoke House, which simulates a smoke-filled house. The Chick-Fil-A cow will also be hoofin’ around. The event is free, and a hot dog and a drink can be purchased for only a $1.

The Kidz Day event continues on Sunday, Aug. 29 at Life Church. At 10 a.m. kids and parents will be treated to a special performance by Be Bopping Ron, a drama filled black light puppet show. Burrito, the fast donkey, brought by Steve and Nikki French will also make a guest appearance.

Kidz Day will be held in the open field next to Spencer Square on Ark. 102, and Life Church is located in Spencer Square at 1401 SW 14th St. (Ark. 102) in Bentonville. For more information, call 479-659-1761.

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