Come visit the Children’s Stage (Lafayette and State Streets) for some great family fun. In no time at all you’ll be amazed by feats of magic, be dancing and marching in the streets, or maybe bringing home a new juggling trick to amaze your friends.
New location for the Children’s Stage — Lafayette Street!
Entertainment, rides, games and more are located throughout the Festival on both Saturday and Sunday!
Plus the Old Fashioned Carnival returns at 600 S. Broad Street on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Children’s Stage Schedule
Saturday, September 9
- 12:12:20 – Dan & Galla’s Musical Show
- 12:30-1:00 – Horn’s Punch and Judy Show
- 1:15-2:00 – Pittman Magic, Juggling and Comedy Show
- 2:15-2:45 – Horn’s Punch and Judy Show
- Dan & Galla fun
- 3:15 – 4:00 – Pittman Magic, Juggling and Comedy Show
- 4:15-5:00 – Gary’s Wildlife Exhibit
- 5:10-5:30 – Dan & Galla’s Musical Show
Sunday, September 10
- 11:00-11:20 – Dan & Galla’s Musical Show
- 11:30-12:00 – Horn’s Punch and Judy Show
- 12:15-1:00 – Pittman Magic, Juggling and Comedy Show
- 1:15-1:45 – Horn’s Punch and Judy Show
- 2:00-2:30 – Dan & Galla’s Musical Show
- 2:45-3:30 – Pittman Magic, Juggling and Comedy Show
- 3:45-4:30 – Gary’s Wildlife Exhibit
- 4:40-5:00 – Dan & Galla’s Musical Show
Visit the Children’s Stage between performances for some extra fun with Dan and Galla.
Miss Denise of Happy Heart Clown ‘N Stuff will be twisting balloons near the street rides (Paws and Claws parking lot) near State and Meredith streets on Saturday from noon to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Curtis and Nancy, from Caricatures with Character will be near the children’s rides, too, on Sunday from noon to 3 pm, creating fun caricatures for families to take home.
Most Children’s Rides at the Street Festival are located near the West Entrance to the Mushroom Festival. Rides and include:
- Far Flung Bungy (in Santander Bank parking lot)
- Bull Ride
- The Barnyard
- The Hustler
- Super Shot
For 2017 Fun Gus Land, an inflatable rides area, is near the West Entrance (Garfield and State).
For more midway games, rides and foods visit our Old Fashioned Carnival at 600 Broad Street! Hours are: Friday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 10 pm, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3 pm to 10 pm and Sunday, September 10 from 1 to 6 pm. Advance purchase all-day wristbands are available from Jim Houghton Enterprises website. Click here for details.
Meet Dan and Galla
Dan and Galla’s love of music and their positive energy on stage appeals to all ages as they both sing and play numerous instruments. Galla is half-Russian and dances around the stage as she plays flute, balalaika (Russian 3-stringed instrument), guitar and ukulele. Dan is an accomplished pianist and plays keyboards, accordion and trumpet. To learn more, visit their website: www.gallaanddan.com.
Meet Professor Horn and his Punch and Judy Show
Founded in 1897, Horn’s Punch & Judy Show is America’s oldest and most unique children’s entertainment experience. Now in its third generation, Professor Horn continues this legacy with his clever comedy magic, novelty routines and his laugh-out-loud funny British Punch & Judy puppet show. To learn more, visit his website
About Pittman Magic, Juggling and Comedy Show
Julian and Melody Pittman have traveled throughout the U.S. entertaining audiences of all ages. This husband and wife team enthusiastically shares the stage, delighting guests with the wows of grand stage illusions and the humor of comedy magic. Their shows include audience interactions that allow guests to get up close and personal with magic. Come experience the magic for yourself! You have to see it to believe it!Check out their website!
About Gary’s Wildlife Exhibit
Gary Stoltz is the Naturalist Interpreter for Ridley Creek State Park and White Clay Creek Preserve. He comes to the Mushroom Festival to share his love and knowledge of amphibians and reptiles through his personal collection of live animals and skeletons. Over the years Gary has shared his love of nature at many National Parks from the Florida Everglades to great National Parks in Utah to the Tinicum Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia.
Scenes from Children’s Entertainment 2016
Scenes from Chlidren’s Entertainment 2015