Lots of Fun Events to Choose From!
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2018 Live Entertainment

11:00-11:30 NU Age
(NUHS A Cappella Group)

12:00-1:30 Within the Grain
(Violin, dulcimer, Irish whistle and guitar music)

2:00-3:30 Ralphie and the Now Forgotten
(great oldies music for your enjoyment)

12:00-2:00 Cindy Stoppa (Hula Hoop Dancing) Come and join in on the fun!

1200-2:00 Shine FM


Silent Auction

Because so much of the festival is free or very low cost, this is how we make most of our money to donate. Please bring your checkbook and shop while supporting others in need.

Auction 1: 11:00-2:00pm
Auction 2: 11:00-3:30pm

Cake Walk

Have you ever played a cake walk before?  Well this is no regular old cake walk! 

This is the...Farm Animal Cake Walk!

Cost $1 to play and you pick a big animal card to stand on.  When the music stops and a winner is chosen then you go to the table and pick out your animal cake or pie.  All cakes and pies are decorated as your favorite Heifer International animals!  THEN...we start the music again and pick a 2nd winner!!!

We run the cake walk for 5 straight hours or until we run out of cakes...and we have a lot!

The cakes are so beautiful it's hard to eat them...well not that hard!

 All of the cakes are generously donated by local individuals.  If you would like to share in this fun and have a cake to donate please contact Russ Sivey at rsivey@yahoo.com.

Vendors & Crafters

2018 Vendor & Crafter List

Teddy Bear Surgery

Kids bring in their injured stuffed animals for a free surgery.  Ohio State Veterinary Medicine students will surgically repair the babies, complete with anesthesia, bandages, and their own e-collar to wear home. 

If your stuffed friend does not need surgery then they will perform a complete physical and send them on their way to enjoy the rest of the festival!

Sponsored by Oates Veterinary Clinic of Kenton, Ohio


Face Painting, Hair Striping
Hoof Salon and Tattoo Parlor

Only 2 tickets each (50 cents!)

Wow!  What do YOU want to look like?



Over a dozen carnival style games!

Visitors go to the Ticket Booth to buy tickets to play all the games.  Tickets cost 25 cents each, and no game costs more than 2 tickets to play!  You will win back "Prize Tickets" that can be used to redeem for toys and prizes at The General Store!

A big hit is Gaga Ball! Come and jump in our pit and have lots of fun!

Canine Activities

Pretty Pet Contest


Decorate your pets as Heifer International animals.  Prizes will be awarded to all participants.  (Non-Heifer International outfits are adorable but are not eligible for this contest

Free Doggie Bags for the 1st 30 K9 guests


All pets must be secured by their owner (either leash or kennel) at all times.  Animals must be current on vaccinations, free of infectious disease, and must possess positive temperaments. 

We want everyone to enjoy The Heifer Festival and be able to bring their pets with them.  To ensure this privilege is not withdrawn, please control your furry babies, clean up after them and dispose of waste properly. 

Water fountains are available to fill your pet's water bowl.

2018 Agricultural Demos


Bee Keeping and Hand-dipped wax candle demos.
Wool Spinning,
Corn Shelling, Apple Cider Press,
Soap Making,

Coloring Contest

Complete Contest Rules and Pictures

Age groups: less than 3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12

8 large prize baskets awarded to winners


Crafts Activities


Enjoy many different arts and crafts projects while you are at the festival. There will be an assortment of activities-fun for all age groups. (Minimal fees apply which cover cost of materials.)

Tie Dying T-shirts
craft kits
bow making

Reading Time


Listen to a great book, "Beatrice's Goat," a true story about a little girl who received a goat from Heifer International and how it transformed her life.

12:30 pm
Carolyn Van Dyne