by: Leo Yin (Age 10)
Kidzfest started 6 years ago at Yonge and Dundas square. It goes on for six hours, from 11 am to 5 pm. Over 8,000 to 10,000 people come every year! Kidzfest has a lot of entertainments for kids like SpongeBob, My little pony, the Grinch who stole Christmas, and much more. Aside from that, there were also bouncy castles, cotton candy stands, and a tumble bus. There was always a long line for any game or activity everywhere you go. There’s also a lot of walking characters, one of them was a Tim Horton’s cup! Voice K interviewed one of the organizers named Cheryll Diego.
“To get the weather to be nice is the hardest part of setting up this festival,” said Diego.
After the magic show, I saw another performance by the famous toy brand, Lego. “Lego has been performing for almost 40 years! Lego started in 1970 and has been very popular. Even I still like Lego,” said Jodel Jimenez, the Lego volunteer. Lego is surely a favorite when it comes to kids like me, it’s a lot of fun.
“The fun thing about being a performer is talking and interacting with kids,” said Jimenez.
I also got to talk to one of the people in the audience named Rosemary Asir.
“I’ve been to over 30 festivals and my favorite one is the winter fair,” said Asir.
“It feels nice to be an audience member because you can just sit down and relax while you watch the performers,” said Asir. Very true! It was such a great experience watching different characters perform.
Another thing that got the kids’ attention was cotton candy machine. A lot of kids were interested about how the person who makes the cotton candy. The vendor just twirls the cotton candy onto a small, thin paper cone. I learned that the cotton candy is soft and sticky that’s why it sticks to the cone.
Kidzfest is like a dream come true, full of toys and laughs! If you’re a kid just like me or a kid at heart, come to the next kidzfest and have some fun!
Hi, my name is Leo Yin and I am one of the journalists in Voice K. I am 10 years old and I am in grade 5. I live in Mississauga Ontario. I like to play sports, such as ice hockey, basketball, badminton, swimming, biking etc. l go to Credit Valley Public School. My favorite subject is math and l also really enjoy playing piano and singing. My favorite piano peace is Fur Elise. So yeah. That's pretty much all you need to know about me. See ya!