Children’s Activities

Fun-filled Children’s activities!

Below is a list of the many varieties of entertainment for your children that is available during the auction event.  For dates/times of the children’s activities, visit our Schedule of Events page.


Balloon Art

We will have Balloon Art on Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm in Southeast Hall and on Saturday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in Southeast Hall. Our balloon twisting area is a much anticipated kid destination.  Stop by for a fun animal shape or a crazy hat.

Barrel Train

The Barrel Train rides start at 6:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am on Saturday, running throughout the day.  The train depot is located outside across from the Arts and Crafts. Look for signs.  Your kids will be sure to love this ride!

Barrel train for kids

Children’s Auction

What other way to learn how to buy at an auction than to try it yourself!  The Children’s Auction is geared towards the kids, with items they would want to buy.  Hang onto that piggy bank, these deals may be too good to pass up!

One of the main highlights of the children’s activities is the Children’s Auction on Saturday at 11 am in Southeast Hall. Cathy Whitman is the contact. This auction is for children age 12 years and younger. The children get special colored bidder numbers that match their parent’s numbers. Just ask for one when you get yours at registration.  The children have so much fun being able to bid on toys (with adult supervision of course)!  The variety of toys usually include, Barbie’s, dolls, books, Fisher Price items, girls dress up clothes, cars, trucks, trains, games, LEGOS, art supplies, DVD’s, collectibles, sports equipment, etc. (We are looking for donations of these items if you wish to donate them.)  If you and your child have to leave before the auction is over or they have not won a bid by the auction’s end, PLEASE see Cathy or Marsha and they will receive a gift. We do not want any child to go away empty-handed. We want this to be a fun experience for every child!

Children’s Auction Passport Challenge

This will be Friday night and Saturday. In this challenge you will visit each station and receive a stamp on the card as pictured. If you complete the card and return it to the Children’s Store you will receive a prize! Ready? Set? GO!!

Children’s Disaster Services

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) meets the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers.  Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by disasters.  CDS also educates parents and caregivers on how to help children cope.

Children’s Disaster Services will not be providing childcare at the event but they will have stations and play areas set up to interact with the kids and parents. Their goal is to let kids have fun and to share with parents about CDS. They will be there at 10 am Saturday.

Children’s Store

The Children’s Store has a variety of used and new toys available for purchase.  The Children’s Store will be open on Friday 9 am to 9 pm and Saturday 8 am to 3 pm in the Southeast Hall. It has been run by Marsha Heisey for the last 11 years. In that time, it has raised about $13,000 for the auction!! It has grown from 3 tables to 8 tables of wonderful used toys, games, books, etc.  for children of all ages. It is the highlight for many returning kid and adult customers. Year after year they come to see what we have, and purchase great things for their kids and grandkids. ALL the money that you pay for the items goes directly to the auction!

Corn Bin

Coming back this year by popular demand is the corn bin that we had last year.  It was such a big hit with kids!  The corn bin will be available all-day Friday and Saturday.


There will be crafts available for children all day Friday and Saturday. We will be offering crafts like the bracelets pictured. We will have 3 different tables for different age groups.


Face Painting

We have Face Painting on Friday from 6 pm- 8 pm in Southeast Hall and on Saturday from 10 am- 2 pm in Southeast Hall. Our face painting is one that the kids look forward to having designs painted on their faces and hands.

Stop by to see the creativity of what you can have applied!


Pony Rides

Our pony rides are extra special because this grand-pony has been doing it for a LONG TIME!  It has been said that the 23 year old pony has given two generations of pony rides- both parent and children!  Thank you to Dave and Almira Kline for bringing and sharing Star every year!

Pony Rides are on Saturday at 10:00 am-2:00 pm outside near the Pole Barn.