Random Acts of Living

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fun Fair 2008

Saturday was Fun Fair for Kids at Century II in Wichita KS. This is the event that I took over 500 pictures at that I mentioned in my last post. Since I have taken so many pictures at this event I think I will do at least two posts, the second post will feature pictures from the stage shows. That would be singers, dancers, Benjamin Franklin, the Hannah Montana look alike competition and the Super Heroes.
T&S Mobile Projectors has been setting up with Entercom at Fun Fair for the last 4 or 5 years.
Using the camera crane we project the stage shows on the big screen live. Between events we have fun with the kids and zoom in on them. They love seeing their faces on the big screen.
Below is a balcony shot looking out over the event. Can you see the main stage in the upper left, with our booth to the right? Click on the picture for a better view.
Here's another shot looking across the center, there were lots of inflatables for the children to play in and the lines got quite long at all of them.
There were lots of mascots there, the children (most of them) love these and run up and hug them.
I'm not sure who all they represent, I just took pictures of them as I found them.
The giraffe did a little dance for me, but I'm only putting up one shot.
Strawberry Shortcake was cute. The person constantly had their hands on her cheeks, making her look like she was being sweet and innocent, but they were actually having to hold the head up.
The mascot below is the Wichita Thunderdog, mascot of the Wichita Thunder Hockey team.
There were lots of things for the kids to do, some free and some you had to pay for. There were lots of balloon...
...and opportunities to color and be creative.
Sports stuff and inflatables...
...Princess crowns and gowns...
...make up and nail polish...
...and paint to get on your fingers.
Did I mention that there was a Hannah Montana look alike contest?
And face paint and giant teddy bears.
...Rubber duckies in a wading pool...
...and paints.
There's always lots of things to occupy children and information for adults for education and other means and interests having to do with raising children.

I'm going to attempt to use the new posting feature to choose the date and time of posting so the post(s) about the shows will follow this post.


Anita said...

How cool!!! Isaiah would so love something like that... He's never been to anything like that!
Your photos are great... I want a blow up Scooby!! :)

Alice said...

Wow, what kid wouldn't love that--adults too. The Hannah Montana contest must have been fun to watch. But you'd probably find me with the crowns and boas. :)

Moonshadow said...

This is the first year that I've taken my grandkids, they needed to be a little older to stay all day. I'm glad I finally got it posted, now I have my AHSGR meeting from Sunday to get to work on. Have to go into the big city this afternoon, though, so I won't get to work on it till later.

Momo Fali said...

500 pictures!!! I don't think I've taken 500 pictures in the last five years.

(My kids got a glimpse and want to come visit. I'll put them on a plane to you .)

Wendy said...

Looks like my grandkids and I missed out on a great event. Nice pictures!

Moonshadow said...

momo - there were at least 75 vendors there alone, and over 80 Hannah Montana contestants, that's 155 pictures. Then you all the mascots and inflatables, there were stage shows all day and lots of cute kids, it's easy to click off 500 shots, especially when you have a 4G card.

(It's over for this year, but there's always next year!)

Wendy - I'm sorry I didn't think about letting you know. Guess I need to put an ad for it on my blog next year.