Aid for Kids is hosting a Children's Educational Fair at the John Millar Arena in Houlton on Saturday, September 12th that is packed full of fun activities.


The fair runs from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. and features the Frogtown Mountain Puppets, Bess the Book Bus, interactive displays, educational demonstrations, a bike rodeo, games, crafts, prizes and much more.

Here is the expanded look at all the activities you can enjoy with your children:

Frogtown Mountain Puppets - a family puppetry troupe from Bar Harbor that performs hundreds of shows a year across the country. Shows at 12 noon and 2 p.m.   A must see for all ages!

Bess the Book Bus - Traveling literacy van providing free books to children of all ages.

Cynthia Lord - Award-winning children's author will be be on hand to sign her books.  A limited number of books will be available at the event.

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic -  Wooden crafts that kids can assemble with the help of Lowe's employees.

Mrs. Melvin - Learn the ABC's of worm composting, a convenient way to dispose of organic waste. Compost is a great way to feed and nurture plants, help our environment and reduce waste.

Pine Tree Waste- recycling information

Maine Forest Products Council- flume table-learn how water flows

Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center- oral hygiene information

A Life Line animal rescue group- Meet a rescue animal and learn about the mission of this great organization.

Electronic’s End-E Waste recycling (printers, TV’s, cell phones, fax machines, microwaves, computers, laptops., and more. See full list here.

Dr. Anne Langston from the University of Maine - aquamarine animals touch tank

State Fire Marshall’s Office.  Greg Day will have a Fire Safety House-fire simulations where children can practice fire evacuation techniques.

Elk’s Drug Education van- learn the dangers of drugs

Sneakin' in Science - Sara McQuarrie- hands on science fun

Apollonia Dental Clinic - oral hygiene information

Maine Warden Service - Safari in a box-hands on science fun

Maine Cooperative Extension - add color to your plate-how to incorporate veggies into your diet.

Mason’s - Kids Identification Processing System.

Forest Service helicopter- Explore the helicopter & learn about the mission of the Forest Service

Katahdin Valley Health Center -  diabetes screening, pain management

Aroostook Medical Center -  blood pressure screening, hand washing education, WOW wagon

Maine Department of Public Safety - texting simulator- teaches dangers of texting/driving

Maine Department of Public Safety-  The Seat Belt Convincer-allows riders to experience the surprising amount of force in a low speed crash.

American Red Cross- Fire Alarm safety information they also will have their emergency response vehicle so you get an idea of how the Red Cross might respond to an emergency

Malcolm Science Center will offer hands-on science fun.

Bangor Savings Bank allows you to open a new children’s savings account and will make the first deposit.

Cary Library will host a children’s craft table.

Pet CPR -  Four-hour class. ($15 cost) To register, please call 532-4107

Power of Prevention - bicycle rodeo. Please bring bike and helmet, if possible- prizes awarded.

Cleo Fund - information on low cost spay & neutering

County Clownz -  face painting, balloon animals

Kiwanis Club - Cotton Candy

A.C.A.P. - substance abuse prevention, health effects of tobacco, dental care, stringed backpacks, Frisbees.

Kohl's Associates in Action members will provide games.

Aid for Kids will also offer a free barbecue, a bounce house and drawings for fire alarms and for two bicycles.