Click to Donate Now

Kidsfest! 2018 presented by Veridian Credit Union

Kidsfest helps Iowa’s at-risk children and families

Kidsfest is about kids helping kids! Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union, is about fun and restoring hope for Iowa’s families. Join Children & Families of Iowa on Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4, 2018, for great attractions while helping at-risk families in Iowa.

Kidsfest Hours

Friday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Volunteer at Kidsfest!

Signups for Kidsfest volunteer opportunities now available. Sign up here:

Exhibitor registration now available!

CFI is now accepting exhibitor registration for Kidsfest 2018! Register here:

New to Kidsfest: Talent Show!
Do you know any talented Iowa kids that would like a chance to win $1,000? Check out CFI’s inaugural Kidsfest Youth Talent Show. Deadlines to register have been extended, sign up now to guarantee your child’s spot! The preliminary rounds have been cancelled and all acts will preform on the main stage at Kidsfest!

During the weekend of March 2-4, 2018, Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) will premiere its inaugural Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union, youth Talent Show. The youth-based amateur competition will feature acts showcased by Iowa youth vying for a common goal: to be recognized as Kidsfest most talented, and win one of the two grand prizes of $1,000.

The Kidsfest Talent Show will be divided into two age categories: ages five to 12 years, and 13 to 17 years. First place in each age group will win $1,000 and second place will win $500. Individuals and groups (up to 10 people) are invited to showcase unique talents and acts, including singing, dancing, juggling, acrobatics, poetry, and drama or novelty acts. Other categories are encouraged and welcomed; however every act must be appropriate for family audiences. No bands will be considered for the competition.

Early registration is encouraged as limited time slots are available on the Main Stage during Kidsfest. To register or to learn more about Kidsfest and the youth Talent Show, follow the link below or contact CFI’s Events Coordinator at [email protected] or 515.697.7968

Important Dates

Finals: March 2-4, 2018. Iowa State Fairgrounds, Varied Industries Building, Des Moines, IA. 

Registration for Kidsfest Talent Show is available!

Access the forms here. Contact CFI’s Events Coordinator ([email protected]) with any questions.