If you have been following our blog for a while, you are probably aware that we are huge Fairytale Town fans. We love the quaintness of the park, the wonderful family centered events happening year round, and most of all, the life-long memories created in the children who visit. If your family loves to visit Fairytale Town as much as mine, you will want to drop by the park at the end of the month for the ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival.
Sponsored by ScholarShare College Saving Plan, admission into the park on both Saturday and Sunday, September 29th & 30th is FREE!
So, what happens at this annual book festival? Well, in addition to running the crooked mile, being magically transported to the ball in Cinderella’s carriage and exploring the Sherwood Forest, your child’s love of reading will be sparked (or renewed) as they see dynamic presentations and storytelling performances from best-selling children’s book authors and illustrators. There will also be hands-on literacy activities, a book fair and information booths. Did I mention that admission to this event is FREE?!
This is such a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet your favorite authors and illustrators. Just a few of the weekend’s featured artists will be author Bob Barner (“Dem Bones” & “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs,”) illustrator Kenneth Spengler (“Kissing Coyotes” & “Way Out In The Desert,”) and best-selling author Dawn Wynne presenting “I Remember When…” Click here to see the entire list of authors and illustrators.
As with all free events (especially at Fairytale Town,) I would encourage you to go earlier in the day, as it’s bound to be an extremely popular place to be. See you at the end of the month!
What: ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival
When: Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th – 10am to 4pm
Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento 95822