There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on the KidzStage, and the KidZone has play equipment and a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities for children of all ages. KidZone hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 29; and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 30 through Mon., Sept. 1.

Kids and adults will enjoy Carnival Rides and Games, Saturday through Monday. EARLY BIRD wristbands can be purchased for $15 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 pm, Saturday through Monday. These wristbands are good for unlimited rides on the day purchased until 5 pm. ALL DAY wristbands can be purchased for $25 anytime from 10:30 a.m. to 2 hours before closing Saturday through Monday and are good for unlimited rides on the day purchased until closing. Individual rides are also available for generally two to ten tickets per ride. Carnival hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 30 through Sun., Aug. 31 and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 1.

Look here later for more updates about kids' activities at A Taste of Colorado 2014.

Festival Features

The Raptor Education Foundation (REF) uses non-releasable eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls to educate children and adults about the natural world. At the Festival, you’ll be able to view live raptors and enjoy informative and entertaining presentations about these fascinating birds. Memberships are also available; be sure to check out our “Colorado Respects Wildlife” license plates, which feature a bald eagle.

Families can journey back to the roots of Colorado and have fun learning about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and environment. In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, and quilting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstrations.