Family Fest is in its 8th year of celebrating families. This year bring the family to the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for a full day of fun.

Kids will burn off some energy on the inflatables and bouncers. Paddle boats are among the favorites, and If the those don't get the kids wet enough, they can cool off in the Splash Zone and slide down the giant slip-n-slide. But make sure you bring an extra change of clothes for the kiddos.

Zoo Express will have some animals you can touch and learn more about. Last year they brought a skunk! And you can play with farm animals in the Pipestone Discovery Barn.

There's a special Toddler Zone for kids 5 and under. New this year is Touch-a-Truck. Your child can check out a big piece of equipment like a bucket truck, a limo, a tractor, and a camper.

Cookies and Canvas is always popular.

Watch national BMX bike riders do tricks and stunts.

Other attractions include photo boards, a rock wall, obstacle course, face painting, character appearances and more.

Make sure you check out all the vendors. When you need to relax, find a place in the shade near the Front Porch and enjoy music and other entertainment. The always popular Phil Baker will be performing.

Hungry? No problem. Calories at Family Fest don't count. Several food trucks will be on site like Front Porch Concessions, J&J Concessions, KettleKorn Castle, Made It Yourself Shaved Ice, Stensland Family Farm, The Lunch Box SuFu, and The Tasty Trolley.

Admission is $6 for adults, kids 6-12 are $2 and children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are available at Fareway Foods.

Before the gates of Family Fest open, there will be the 2nd Annual CenturyLink High Speed Kids K Fun Run. Registration starts at 8:00 AM on July 8 at the Fairgrounds. All proceeds raised will benefit Sanford Children's Miracle Network. Registration is $20 or $25 the day of the race. Each paid registrant receives a ticket to Family Fest, a water bottle, sunglasses and a bag full of other goodies. Get more info about the Fun Run here.

For updated info about events, check out their Facebook page.

Play, know, and grow at Family Fest!

See a photo gallery of pictures last year above.

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