Kid-Friendly Activities

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Grab your youngsters and join us on Saturday, September 19 between 1:00 and 5:30 pm just east of the Gold’s Gym Entertainment Stage on the main Pumpkin Festival grounds for science and art activities with the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, sponsored by McDonald's of Morton. The recently-opened PlayHouse is the newest attraction in the region for kids to learn about a variety of subjects in a fun, interactive environment.

Julie K
Join us for the award winning children's singer Julie K on Friday, September 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm on the Main Entertainment Stage. Through her eclectic mix of playful melodies and family-friendly lyrics, kids and parents alike will be singing, dancing, and having fun!

Character Meet and Greets
Bring your kids to the front of the Entertainment Stage on Friday, September 18 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm to meet Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Captain America, the Little Mermaid, and one of the Minions.  Photos are welcome!

Zoo Crew Face Painting
The children in your group won’t want to miss a visit to the Zoo Lady and her Zoo Crew for a unique face painting experience. Their tent is located on the Northwest side of the Pumpkin Business Expo, off Jefferson Street on the Main Festival Grounds.