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Hudson Valley KidVenture Fair in Poughkeepsie May 20 & 21

Check out the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce's first Hudson Valley KidVenture in the City of Poughkeepsie on May 20th and 21st for a guaranteed weekend of family fun!  It takes place from 11 am – 4 pm at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Changepoint Church theater, and along Market Street in Poughkeepsie.

From entertainment and educational opportunities, to animals and technology, Hudson Valley KidVenture offers kids of all ages a chance to explore, discover and use their imagination.

Learning & fun: Check out a petting zoo, rock climbing, model trains, touch-a-truck, animals and other hands-on activities that are featured on Market Street and in the Mid-Hudson Civic Center from this diverse list of exhibitors!

Special guests: local celebrities are lined up to join in the fun, including illusionist Ryan Dutcher, Chopped champion Dafna Mizrahi, Carmela the Therapy Pony, and Bee Bee the Clown!

Live music & performances are set by The Aerophone Community Band, Stringendo, Kindermusik, and many others. Don’t miss live performances and demonstrations on the street and in the ChangePoint Theater!

SPECIAL FEATURE SATURDAY ONLY! Explore more than 20 trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, and more all day Saturday, May 20, *included in the cost of Saturday admission!*

Various Dutchess County Government departments are also taking part in the event:

  • Check out snowplows and emergency vehicles from the Departments of Public Works and Emergency Response will brings vehicles as part of a "Touch-A-Truck" event on Saturday;
  • the Department of Community & Family Services (DCFS) will offer fun activities and information about the services available to families and children;
  • staff from the Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) will explain how easy it is to ThinkDIFFERENTLY about our neighbors with special needs.

There are countless ways to take part in the excitement of Hudson Valley KidVenture. Information about Hudson Valley KidVenture is available here, with info about tickets, exhibitors, schedules and parking. We hope you can join in the fun during this fantastic weekend family fun event! Thanks to our many sponsors, including presenting sponsors Central Hudson, IBM, Shop Rite and WMCHEalth. 

Featuring kid-friendly vendors, hands-on activities, demonstrations, live performances, and much more, KidVenture promises to be a weekend not to miss!

DISCOUNT ADVANCE SALE TICKETS! Buy them now at $8 in advance, or pay $10 at the gate; and also consider saving money with a $12 two-day pass (in advance only). Children3 and under are free!

Proceeds will benefit The Chamber Foundation, Inc., which was established to promote education and training programs for area youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the future of economic growth in the Hudson Valley region. The Foundation's mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.

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