KettleFest is Family-Friendly

Last newsletter we described the live music you’ll be able to enjoy at our upcoming KettleFest (Saturday, September 16 from 10am to 4pm). In this newsletter we explain another reason to attend: your kids will love it!

KettleFest is a family-friendly event that will entertain and educate adults and children alike. The chicken races, which are run at three different times during the day, are a particular highlight for many. Our feathered flock will race through our special wire tunnel—aka chunnel—and kids who picked the winning chicken receive a small prize. Each of our chickens is sponsored by a local business and is adorned with a colored leg band. It’s huge fun!

How appropriate it is that our major festival sponsor this year is a local business named Roosters! Roosters Men’s Grooming Center is a recently-opened men’s fine-grooming salon located downtown in the Village of Victor. We ask you to consider patronizing Roosters as well as the other chicken race sponsors listed at

We will also be repeating our beehive box painting contest this year. Kids are invited to decorate one side of an actual beehive box (honey bees excluded!) in any way they want. Not only is it great fun for them, but Kettle Ridge Farm ends up with some very colorful boxes that we actually put on the hives!

Also back this year is Invictus Electrical with its interactive energy display for kids, and New York Life offering free child ID badges.

Beyond those kid-specific activities, your children will enjoy just hanging out with you, listening to music, dancing and hula-hooping on hay bales, eating one of our special pancakes sundaes, going on a trail walk, and shopping our craft vendors. Remember, kids under 13 get in free!