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Cutest Baby & Talented Kid Contest

  • Available to the first 25 registrants in each age group to sign up at the Bella Photography booth each day.
  • Bella Photography will be giving a FREE sitting fee to EACH entrant!
  • Winners will receive a portrait package by Bella Photography as well as other goodies!

Mattie Rhodes Art Center has a wonderful tradition that includes a rich cultural influence on all of its programs. We have provided quality art activities to children of all ages for 40 years!

Mattie Rhodes Art Center will be providing 4 FREE art activities at the Midwest Kids Fest that include:

Cultural Corner:

  • Mexican Tissue Flowers – colorful tissue paper and green pipe cleaners are used to make beautiful festive flowers
  • Huichol Indian Ojo de Dios/God's Eyes - using colorful yarn and popsicle sticks children will learn the significance of the “Ojo” and what it means to the Huichol Indians. “Each year a child celebrates a new year a new color of yarn is added – it signifies good luck and fortune”.

Creation Station:

  • Recycled Creations - Children can create a mask, a robot, or a creature out of recycled materials.
  • Create Your Own Name Banner – Using colored paper, stickers, stamps, markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.


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  • Kids Activities
  • Door Prizes
  • Stage Entertainment
  • Demonstrations
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Bouncehouse
  • Moonwalk
  • Obstacle Course
  • Reptile & Amphibian Zoo
  • Petting Zoo
  • Cutest Baby/Kid Contest
  • Games
  • Kids Characters
  • Magician
  • Storytime
  • Chance to win $50,000 in college
  • scholarships
  • Chance to win an SUV
  • Face Painting