9th annual Kite festival (archive)

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  KITES FOR KIDS BOOTH – FREE KITE, ASSEMBLE , DECORATE, FLY.

11:15 a.m. Unfurl The GIANT AMERICAN FLAG at 11:00 a.m. provided by WILL SMOOT – all the kids assemble and unfurl to the Star Spangled Banner.

11:00 a.m. KITE DEMONSTATIONS with DICK AND JACKIE MACIEL, WILL SMOOT and others. Professional kite flying till 3 pm. As wind permits. Sound: Jim Peterson again donating his sound system. Announcements as appropriate by Will Smoot, Peter Agelasto and others…

11:30 a.m. PARACHUTE RACES  with prizes.  Also “BOL” races run at other times of the day.

12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Dick and Jackie Maciel demonstrate and talk about their constructed kites with Will Smoot. Tye River elementary kite building competition winners announced.

12:45 p.m. Annual KIDS Festival Poster Photo. Gather at sound system stage.

KIDS NATURE TENT – OPEN ALL DAY with exhibits and things to do. Register for a T-SHIRT GIVE AWAY.

T-SHIRT GIVE AWAY AND LAST CHANCE TO RENT A DUCK at 1:45 PM.

2:00 p.m. DUCK RACE. Sponsored by BOLD ROCK CIDER.  RENT a yellow duck for $5 from the BOLD ROCK booth until 1:45 p.m. (next to KIDS NATURE TENT).  Follow the ducks down the South Rockfish River.

PRIZES AWARDED!
Contributions go to the Rockfish Valley Foundation

KITE STORE:  Life’s a Breeze kite store from Richmond, VA.   Kites to buy;  $15  to $60

FOOD VENDORS:

Blue Mountain Brewery food truck
Blue Ridge Pizza
TIKIZ shaved Ice: food, drinks and water available
Bold Rock nonalcoholic cider available at Duck rental tent

VISIT THE ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION NATURAL HISTORY CENTER
at the corner of Glenthorne Loop and Route 151.
See animal skat, pelts, skulls, and skins.
The Biodiversity exhibit is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday.
Children can become a Rockfish Ranger.  Sign up for prize drawings.
The Natural History Center is free and open to all.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS BY:

Kim and Jimbo Cary ~ musicians
Brian Bense ~ magician
Mary Niday and family ~ face painting