The WNIN Bunny Bread Kids Fest, a free family-friendly event for the community, is returning to Owensboro Saturday for its fourth year.
Natalie Wade, WNIN director of events, said Kids Fest is fully immersed in the mission of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Kids which is committed to making a positive impact on children through curriculum-based entertainment, positive role models and content designed to nurture a child’s total well-being.
Kids Fest promotes literacy for children of all ages by giving away a free book for every child that attends.
“There will be many community partners at the event providing interactive activities for the kids, character meet and greets throughout the day and the Owensboro Fire Department will be there with a fire truck,” Wade said. “This event is for children of all ages. There’s something for everyone to do, and even babies can grab a free book.”
Children and their families will be able to interact with PBS Kids characters, Clifford, Pinkalicious, Super Why!, Cat in the Hat and Curious George.
Several families come back year after year to enjoy Kids Fest.
Josh and Katie Albers, who have four children ages 9, 7, 3 and 1, said they have all been raised on PBS.
“We have supported WNIN since their first Kids Fest at Brescia in 2015, and we supported KET the two years prior to that,” Josh said. “Television with purpose is important to us, and we love the values that PBS Kids programs teach.”
The Albers’ use PBS to ensure their children are learning from safe, educational programming.
“As PBS members, we receive full access to the PBS Kids app and the regular PBS app on our TV as well as a PBS games app for tablets and phones,” he said.
“The Kids Fest is a wonderful outdoor fair with hands-on activities for the children, character meet and greets, and an opportunity to learn about other child-friendly groups in the community,” he said.
Kids Fest is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at Brescia University, 717 Frederica St. The event is free and open to the public.