We may be nearing the end of July (no, summer, don't go away!) but one reason we can't wait for August to get here is the Sixth Annual Muddy Puddles "Mess Fest"! This FUNdraiser is good messy fun for the whole family.
But first, don't miss the annual Songs For Seeds concert at Chase Park in Scarsdale Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 am. If you haven't heard, Songs for Seeds is a children's music program featuring a live band playing original and popular songs reimagined for kids. It's free and always a great time! Bring friends!
Muddy Puddles Mess Fest
On Saturday, August 4th, head to Kiwi Country Day Camp in Mahopac from 11:00am to 4:00pm and see the camp turned into one big playground in honor of Ty Louis Campbell, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of five in 2012. Click here to read our review of last year's Mess Fest.
Ty lived in Pawling and loved jumping in muddy puddles. Now once a year the foundation urges us all to come out for games, bounce houses, swimming, boating, the zip line, the slip n slide, splatter painting, a pie toss, food fights, raffles, visits by some of your favorite characters including Peppa Pig, Star Wars and Disney princesses, and of course, stomping in the mud.
Germaphobe? Don't worry! There's plenty of non-dirt things to do, and the camp is so large you could wander around all day and still avoid the muddy puddle. There's also a big fire hose to clean up with on your way out.
It's a great day for kids to be kids (without trashing your house!). Your ticket helps the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation raise money for cancer research. For more information visit muddypuddlesproject.org. The last five Mess Fests raised approximately $400,000 for childhood cancer research, and the foundation is so excited to keep the momentum going this year.
We went last year and had so much fun! It was easily my favorite annual Westchester event. (Sorry, Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, you're demoted to #2!)
In fact, I love it so much I want to give my readers the chance to go for $5 off their ticket! Click here to register and use the code BABYGOTCHAT to activate $5 off tickets. Kids under 2 do not need a ticket.
Or attend for free by raising $100 for the Foundation and participating in the Dirty Dunk! If you go that route, a professional photographer will be there to document the dirt and give you a photo for free.
We hope to see you there—don't forget your wellies! And while you're on a donation streak for sick kids, don't forget there are only a few days left to participate in the Presents From Heaven Toy Drive! Click the link for more info.
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See you next time!