Saturday, August 5th, 2017, 7:12 AM. It’s 74°F outside already, and you know it’s going to hit triple digits in a matter of hours. Your kids are enjoying their last days of summer before school starts on the 14th, but you want to stretch their summer fun a little bit longer. Today. Let’s do something today, you think to yourself, but before it hits 104°F. And then you remember, it’s Kids Day at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds! Then you think, we’ll buy some food court deliciousness, fruits, veggies, artisan goods & ingredients and entertain the kids at the same place. Perfect!
The Turlock Certified Farmers Market is putting on its 7th annual Kids Day at their Saturday market on August 5th, which will be jam-packed with fun activities and entertainers:
Cruzin’ Critters, a local non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife education, will be showcasing some of their amazing reptiles in two different shows, at 9:30am & 11:30am. These shows allow kids of all ages to get up close and personal with the scales, cold blood, and claws of reptiles in a safe environment.
Now that we have the Cruzin’ (Critters), let’s bring out the Bluesin’! Local Modesto band Tony and the Tuff Times will be performing for market meanderers and drifting dancers. The band consists of a guitar & bass, harmonica, saxophone, and rhythm section, which comes together to create their upbeat, feel-good blues sound that will really put a swing in your step.
All aboard! Making its debut, The Knights Express Kiddie Train ride will also be at the Farmers Market, chugging along the Fairgrounds. The kiddos will be going around in circles with excitement for this attraction!
A frequent visitor to TCFM, the Story Time Tent is a great way to weave learning into a Saturday morning. Take a seat in the Story Time Tent and spend some time listening to your child read aloud to you. Or they can read to themselves or to the amazing Story Tent volunteers while you go do some hands-free shopping. After finishing a book, your child will receive “BookBucks”, which they can redeem for cool prizes and toys! Enjoy the morning in the shade while your child practices his or her reading skills.
Talk about colorful fun! A face painter and balloon twister will be creating fun and vibrant designs for kids to sport while at the market. What a fashion statement!
Your kiddos also have the chance to meet some very special people at Kids Day. A pirate, a mermaid, and a fairy will be making an appearance at the Fairgrounds and interacting with the kids to bring some enchantment to their morning. You won’t want to miss out on that photo op!
While all these fun activities are happening, the Farmers Market will also be in full swing. Stroll through the shaded livestock barns at the Fairgrounds where you’ll find TONS of fresh fruits, veggies, and handmade goods. Sample those fresh summer fruits and let the fruit juice drip down from the smiling, sun-kissed faces of you and your family! By purchasing goods from Turlock Certified Farmers Market, you’ll have the opportunity to support local businesses AND shop locally for fresh, fresh, FRESH produce and homemade products. Double whammy! (Did we mention it’s all fresh?)
Don’t miss out on all the excitement, so come out to Kids Day at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00am – 1:00pm for food, fun, and fantastic memories with your family!