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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Kinderfest 2017: Bigger and Better

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 28, 2017

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Kinderfest 2017:

Bigger and Better


Riverdale, MD – Entertaining your whole family was never so easy! Everyone is welcome to the 36th Annual Kinderfest – where we have something for everyone.

Think of Kinderfest as an ‘Octoberfest’ for families - the free event boasts dozens of attractions, including carnival games, a craft corral, hay and pony rides, riding a mechanical bull, climbing a rock wall – and of course, Watkins Park’s carousel and miniature train.

As always – the festival gets bigger and better every year! To celebrate its 36th anniversary, this year the festival is featuring new Midway Amusements like the Atlantis Fun Park, Robo Rampage, and more!

And did we mention there are live performances? Whether your family is drawn to animal acts like reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey – or they prefer upbeat and interactive musical performances like Zumba – we have events to satisfy everyone!

So on Sunday, October 8, make sure to grab 15,000 of your closest friends and join us for Kinderfest!

WHAT: 36th Annual Kinderfest
Sunday, October 8 from noon – 5 PM
Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD. 20774
FREE; Fees for some activities and food concessions Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is celebrating 90 years of excellence, since 1927. The Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County.

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