Pagosa’s first Children’s Festival set for Sunday

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Photo courtesy Ursala Hudson Some of the performers and business sponsors (and their children) that will be helping with Sunday’s Children’s Festival pose for a photo. Sunday’s event will include fun for all ages, from 1 to 101.
Photo courtesy Ursala Hudson
Some of the performers and business sponsors (and their children) that will be helping with Sunday’s Children’s Festival pose for a photo. Sunday’s event will include fun for all ages, from 1 to 101.

By Ursala Hudson
Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m., Bogey Q’s BBQ and Mini Golf will host the first Children’s Festival in Pagosa Springs.

Live performances and hands-on activities are scheduled to entertain the crowd all afternoon, while unlimited mini golf games and contests will be rolling out from beginning to end. This event has been crafted to entertain kids of all ages, from 1 to 101.

Tickets will be sold at the door for an affordable “whole family” price of only $25, or $10 general admission.

The performance lineup includes wholesome children’s songs, family rock ‘n’ roll, a puppet show and musical storytelling. Local businesses will be sponsoring several activity booths offering arts and crafts, science experiments, a dino-dig, face painting, henna, a photo booth and more. Children will have the opportunity to bring home numerous creations and keepsakes.

Several generous Pagosa and Durango businesses and organizations have donated a slew of family-friendly experience-based activities and various gift certificates for door prizes and a silent auction. Barbecue will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon and the cash bar will be open.

All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go towards the Pagosa Charter School Initiative (PCSI) and the opening of the Pagosa Peak Open School. PCSI is a nonprofit organization that has been working towards opening a public elementary charter school option in Pagosa Springs. It recently submitted their charter application to the local school district with hopes of opening the school to grades K-4 in the fall of 2017.

A complete performance itinerary and descriptions of the activity booths can be viewed online at www.pagosacharterschool.com. For more information, please call Ursala at 946-6204.

This is an event you will not want to miss, no matter your age. We hope to see you there.