The Storytelling Guild Presents Their 50th Annual Children’s Festival at The Britt Grounds in Jacksonville – July 9-11, 2016. Calling all kids, ages 1 to 100! Sponsored by the Storytelling Guild of Jackson County, this innovative 3 day event will take place Britt Gardens in Jacksonville and will bring out the creativity of both the young and young at heart as it has for generations.
This “just for kids” event has served as an affordable summertime experience in the Rogue Valley for generations. Admission to the Children’s Festival is a very low $3.00 per person. Children can enjoy hours of entertainment with many imagination-themed activities. There are over 35 hands-on art, craft, science projects, and of course, the daily feeding of the litter-eating dragons, Rosabelle and Pebbles! Older children will enjoy candle making, pottery and wood working, while younger children will have a chance to make their own puppet, sand and easel art, and have faces painted. The whole family can also look forward to child-focused stage performances and yummy food from our Dragon Deli.
Please see our watch our video to learn more about what makes this event so magical:
View Children's Festival video
The Children’s Festival has 3 general sessions over a 3-day period:
Saturday, July 9 - Session 1: 4:30-8:30pm Evening
Sunday, July 10 - Session 2: 4:30-8:30pm Evening
Monday, July 11 - Session 3: 9:30am-1:30pm Morning
Just for fun...take a look at the festival map from 1977:
Historic Festival Map
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Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are always welcome! If you and your children are looking for a memorable summer event, volunteering together at Children’s Festival can’t be beat.
Get more volunteer information:
Volunteer Information and Minor Medical Release Forms
Thank you for sharing your talent! Please have your performer passes filled out before arriving. Performers must enter through the Main Gate. Performers and ONE (1) guardian are admitted free of charge.
Festival Location and Parking
TheBritt Garden is located in Jacksonville, Oregon, about five miles west of Medford and 20 miles north of Ashland, in the southern part of the state.
Parking is available in lots on C & D Streets at the bottom of the hill (off of Oregon St.). The Jacksonville Trolley will be running!
If you park on a residential street, please be respectful of our neighbors’ privacy and property.
The City of Jacksonville has a new parking map(click to view)!