Woonsocket –   There will be a fantastic assortment of acts on the KidsFest stage at Autumnfest this year.  From bands to magicians to hula dancers, kids will love the fun on the KidsFest Stage. 


Matt Lamoureux, KidsFest Entertainment Coordinator said, “KidsFest Area this year will be the best one yet! We have rethought the entire structure of the KidsFest area and performance acts to create an all new immersive KidsFest experience. Autumnfest is proud to partner the interactive experience of the KidsFest Area with local Woonsocket nonprofit, Riverzedge Arts. Bringing some interesting and engaging games, they are excited to offer a truly unique type of creative artistic experience; Participants will be able to purchase blank t-shirts which Riverzedge Arts students will then guide them to hand press a custom designed screen print image onto the shirt themselves.  KidsFest Interactive Tent returns this year with well-known characters and performers.”  The complete line up is below

Saturday 10/7

KidsFest Stage

11:00 AM     Illusionist David Garrity (Comedy Illusion & Magic Show)

1:00 PM       Greene-Roy Academy of Irish Dance (Youth Irish Dance Performance)

2:30 PM       Illusionist David Garrity (Comedy Illusion & Magic Show)

4:00 PM       Red Herring (Teenage Rock Hits Cover Band)

5:30 PM       Illusionist David Garrity (Comedy Illusion & Magic Show)

6:30 PM       Aloha Polynesian Hula Show (Hula Dancing with Captivating Special Effects)


KidsFest Interact Tent

2:00 PM       Stories, Tales, Songs & More from Under the Sea with Princess Ariel

3:30 PM       Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Adventure

5:00 PM       Folk and Fairytales from Around the World with Storyteller Jim LaChapelle


Sunday 10/8

KidsFest Stage

11:00 AM       Illusionist David Garrity (Comedy Illusion & Magic Show)

12:30 PM       Charlie Marie (Local Professional Recording Country Singer & Songwriter)

2:00 PM         Illusionist David Garrity (Comedy Illusion & Magic Show)

4:00 PM         Rhody (Teen Classic Rock and Hair Metal Cover Band)


KidsFest Interact Tent

12:00 PM       Mr. Twister the Cowboy (Cowboy Balloon Artist)

1:30 PM        JAT Dancers Featuring the Avengers and More!

3:00 PM        Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Adventure


Monday 10/9

KidsFest Stage

1:00 PM        Illusionist David Garrity (Comedy Illusion & Magic Show)

2:00 PM        Dennis the Magician (Classically Styled Interactive Children’s Magic Show)

3:30 PM        Rhody (Teen Classic Rock and Hair Metal Cover Band)


KidsFest Interact Tent

12:00 PM      Smyly Ferri (Interactive Circus Street Performer)

2:30 PM        Aloha Polynesian Hula Interactive Show (Hula Lessons and History for Kids)

3:00 PM        Mary Poppins’ Magical Monday Afternoon

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