Kids Fair

Kids Fair 2014 is coming on April 4, 5, and 6!

What is Kids Fair?

Youth & Family Services Kids Fair celebrates children and their families. This signature YFS event draws nearly 11,000 people every spring to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. If you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you don’t want to miss the next time Kids Fair rolls through town.

What’s it going to cost me?

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center hosts the event from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 4; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

Children under the age of six months get in free. Visitors on Friday will pay $4 per person. Visitors on Saturday and Sunday will pay $5.

Nineteen years of fun!

The organizers, donors and volunteers responsible for bringing Kids Fair back for a 19th year promise a few new attractions mixed with some old favorites such as hands-on activities, inflatables, mini-train rides, and live entertainment when the three-day event kicks off April 4.

Why should I get involved?

You and your business can be part of ensuring YFS continues to meet the needs of children and their families in western South Dakota. Consider sponsoring a booth; the return is priceless. All funds raised by Kids Fair benefit YFS programs, and you get three days to showcase your business, product, or service to a vast audience of parents, grandparents and children. Individuals or businesses might also consider sponsoring a booth for a nonprofit exhibitor.

What if I can’t sponsor a booth? How else can I help?

Volunteer at Kids Fair! The success of Kids Fair depends not only on the financial generosity of our sponsors, but also on the willingness of community members to give of their time. Our volunteers collectively gave 3,936 hours of their time last year. We need them and you again this year! Volunteers assist with attractions, activities and booths and ensure a warm and inviting experience for every visitor.