From Our Editors
Midwest Kids Fest helps families organize informative, entertainment-packed weekend getaways without having to leave their home state. Attracting an ever-growing audience since it first hit the road in 2006, the traveling production plans to expand to more cities in the near future, as if re-creating Lewis and Clark’s epic search for a vending machine that’d accept a Sacagawea dollar. At each stop, organizers stage days of wholesome entertainment, secretly embedding full servings of education into interactive workshops, shopping from local vendors, petting-zoo, face-painting, contests, charity raffles, and live performances from magicians and singers. Onsite vendors also accompany each festival, allowing older brothers to trade their siblings for something their parents would actually enjoy.