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Fredericksburg Kid Expo is the perfect place for families to come out and learn, explore and play together.

Fun, Fun and more fun February 11-12 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center

Fredericksburg, VA. . . The Annual Fredericksburg Kid Expo, with presenting Sponsor Fredericksburg Parent Magazine, is right around the corner!

It is the heart of winter in Virginia. That means many parents are struggling to cure cabin fever in their children. A solution can be found at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center on Saturday, February 11 from 10am - 5pm and Sunday, February 12 from 11am - 4pm.

The Fredericksburg Kid Expo is an event for Babies, Tots, Kids, Tweeners and the Entire Family. Enjoy an exciting weekend where expecting parents, new and seasoned moms and dads, child caretakers, and grandparents are guaranteed to discover something new from a wide variety of vendors showcasing: clubs, activities, schooling, day cares, health care, toys and so much more. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to go out with the kids as a family and have fun while learning and enjoying new experiences.

But most of all, the Kid Expo is all about FUN for the kids, which is why there are so many FUN themed interactive features that everyone in the family can enjoy. Some of these special attractions include the following with more being added every day.

Fred Parent Magazine: Come to the FredParent booth at the Kids Expo and have your child’s picture taken and imposed on a picture that looks like you are on the front of an issue of the Fred Parent Magazine. Plus this will enter you into the Fred Parent Cover Contest, which could land your child on a real front cover of a 2017 FredParent Magazine. A portion of the $5 entry fees will benefit a local non-profit.

Free Entertainment for the Kids:
Meet a Princess
Soap Box Derby Car Rides
Fredericksburg Largest Sand Box
Free Chick Fil a Samples on Saturday
Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
Lego Train Displays
Inflatables – by KD’z Kidz World
K-9 Demos
On site fire safety and EMS instructions
Ambulance, Tower Truck, Fire Truck, Police Cruisers and their operators

Demonstrations / Seminar on Stage:
Dancing Studio performances
Martial Arts Demonstrations and board breaking
Education Seminars from array of vendors from the show

Wegmans will be onsite with samples to encouraging healthy snack eating!

Kids activities for a $2:
Train rides
Slot Car Races
Model Car Race Track Races

Caricatures & Face Painting: $5

These attractions are just the tip of the iceberg of the fun kids will have at the Fredericksburg Kids Expo Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. For more information and to purchase discounted advance tickets visit:

The Fredericksburg Expo Center. . Gotta Be There. This is a Ballantine Management Group Production.

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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.