Wooly Fair, Providence’s own do-it-yourself art carnival, will rear its shaggy head on Saturday, July 31st at Monohasset Mill and the Steel Yard in Providence. Now in its sixth year, this vibrant spectacle that showcases the city’s creative community adds kid friendly acitivities to the mix.
Wooly Fair features a host of games, amusements, music, food, and interactive art exhibits. Each year, the carnival centers on a theme and the entire event is built from scratch by volunteers. “The Woolies” are Providence-area artists, writers, crafters, poets, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs–art freaks and geeks. And wool attracts wool. Fairgoers are also artists, writers, crafters, poets, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Last year, 500 people attended from across Rhode Island and from all over East Coast, from Maine to New York.
The Fair features a host of exciting performers and interactive installations with a Back to Nature theme from 1 p.m. ’til 1 a.m. The kid-friendly activities are between 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., plan to take the kids home to stay with a sitter and head back for the adult fun.
Here’s what’s happening during the day for the kiddos:
The planting of The Flower Tower. The Flower Tower is a 24’x24′ tiered pyramid that will be lined with over 100 container gardens. Attendees of Wooly Fair will be invited to plant the gardens, which will be distributed throughout Rhode Island after the event.
Fearless Mobile Mini Golf. The Woolies have custom-built mini golf courses and kids love them! We’ve brought them to Foo Fest and Maker Faire and they’ve been a hit with families.
Marvelous Marvin’s Circus Arts Workshop. Marvelous Marvin will be at Wooly Fair from 2-6pm teaching kids and adults how to juggle, stilt walk, twirl rings, and more.
Tricycle races. Kids and adults can partake in our 3rd annual tricycle rally. There will be a custom-built course for all to enjoy.
When: July 31, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rain date is August 7, 2010. Family-friendly activities between 1 p.m and 8 p.m.
Where: Monohasset Mill, 532 Kinsley Avenue, Providence Rhode Island. Access to the Flower Tower at the Steel Yard will be through the Monohasset Mill fairground.
Cost: Tickets are $15 each at the door or $12 each through thewooled.com. Kiddos under 12 get in for free.