Attractions

KidFest! Ridgeland 2020 Attractions, Shows & Activities

All attractions, shows, rides and activities are included in the low admission price

Please check our schedule for performance times

Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus  – Starring Nino the clown, the Zoppé circus is propelled by a central story that features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.  Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than most circuses these days.  “We try to touch every emotion during the show,” he says.  “They’ll laugh, they’ll cry and they’ll feel for our characters.  It’s more of an event than a show.”  Don’t miss America’s favorite family circus.  www.zoppe.net.

The Magical Poodles – this show will provide a fun, educational and entertaining experience highlighting the many talents and tricks of the Magical Poodles. Festival guests will learn how to “trick train” a dog, learn about safety around new dogs and how to care for a pet responsibly.

Backyard Circus – An old-fashioned backyard circus where as many as 30 children from the audience have the opportunity to dress up and be the circus performers.  The show includes a lion tamer, strongman, butterfly ballerinas and Wanda, the tightrope walker.  During the grand finale one lucky kid is shot out of a cannon, not a real cannon, but it is a great ending to the “World’s Greatest Backyard Circus.”  

*NEW* Ready Go Dog Show – Ready Go Dog Show features some of the country’s premiere canine athletes.  This 25-minute, high energy, action-packed show will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.  It combines crazy dock diving dogs, some of America’s favorite Frisbee dogs, and the World Record 7-foot high big air box jump.  This show is a must-see for the whole family.  And, following each show, you can meet some of the “Ready Go” pups.

The Nylon Zoo:
The Nylon Zoo is a choreographed participatory event where festival guests are the dancers and performers. They can fly like a bird, hop like a frog or rabbit, twirl in a rainbow cape, swim like a fish or bobble like a hoopla mushroom. The costumes fit all ages from 2 to 102 and are designed to make people MOVE! Ongoing throughout the festival.

Rides! Rides! Rides!
Carnival Rides and an exciting carousel that parents and kids can ride together! Activity is ongoing throughout festival.

TRAINS! Train Rides:
Parents and kids can ride the train around the festival grounds over and over again. ALL ABOARD! Ongoing throughout the festival.

Stay Tooned:
Learn how to draw your favorite cartoon character. Ongoing throughout the festival.

Kids Work Zone:
Provided by the City of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department, children will have the opportunity to safely be “up close and personal” with big trucks and heavy equipment. Ongoing throughout the festival.

Hat Making:
Children can use their imaginations to create wild clown hats, ringmaster hats and outrageous crowns! Ongoing throughout the festival.

Fair Food (available for additional charge):
Small Time Concessions, Tony’s Tips, World’s Greatest Food and Bruster’s Ice Cream.

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