Kempenfest is for kids too!

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We’re back to normal and so excited! Your kids are going to have an absolute blast this year! It’s all about the family fun – bring the kids down and make some memories. Challenge them a game, take a spin on the rides at the Midway, and grab some cotton candy! Bring the kids to the Ontario Turkey Farmers Kids Village located beside the midway next to Centennial Beach. Kids will enjoy colouring and painting. Grab some markers and help them colour in our giant Kempenfest Mural. Make some cool buttons with the folks from the MacLaren Art Centre. Play some games with sponsors like Code Ninjas and GoGo squeeZ. Check out the latest games at the Nintendo pavilion. Take in a magic show on the KOOL-FM Stage. Plus try out some great new Turkey Franks from Butterball and snap a selfie with the Ontario Turkey Farmers mascot.
Kempenfest kids village

Kids Village From Last Year

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KoolFM Family Stage

Fun for all ages! Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the KIDS Stage has a vibe like no other, with FREE shows including magicians, drumming circles, and local talent!
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Kempenfest is for kids too, and that means MUSIC! It’s a weekend of family-friendly programming celebrating Barrie’s diverse community. Check the lineup!

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Kool FM dog


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The Ontario Turkey Farmers Kids Village is fun for all ages. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The vibe in this area is like no other. Free activities for the kids including painting, colouring, arts and crafts – plus shows on stage including magicians, drumming circles, and local talent. And on Saturday and Sunday evening – make way for the Bash By The Bay as Barrie Wrestling presents two nights of pro wrestling. Fun for the whole family.

Pro Wrestling

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Something new and exciting at Kempenfest this year is Pro Wrestling on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Join us at 6pm for a live show on the KOOL-FM Family Stage to set the mood for a party. And then at 7:30pm the bell rings and the body slams begin.



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It just isn’t summer until you’ve hit the midway. Be sure to stop by the Robertson Amusements Midway for some cotton candy and a spin on the Ferris Wheel or ride the pony on the Merry-Go-Round. Robertson has provided amusement rides to Kempenfest for over 25 years. Safety and cleanliness are top priority for this family-run business. See you at the midway.