Family Fun Area

The Reisterstown Festival prides itself on being a family-friendly festival for the whole community to enjoy, and is happy to again offer our popular Family Fun Area with a variety of fun for children of all ages!  This area is adjacent to Sunshine Playground before you go down the hill to the Main Festival Area (with Beer Garden and live music, vendors, etc.  There is a path at the back of the Family Fun Area that leads the way to the Main Area, or you can take a free shuttle - just wave to Festival Shuttle driver anywhere along the park road to go down or up - or to your if car parked onsite!)  


Live Entertainment Shows


Kenpo Karate Demonstrations by American Kenpo Karate



See trained Kenpo karate demonstrations with spectacular skill and power.  See self-defense maneuvers performed by American Kenpo Karate Studio members and instructors.








Karen Sachs Dance Academy

Karen Sachs is the Director of Karen Sachs Academy of Dance in Reisterstown.  She has performed professionally across the country in various summer stock productions, nightclubs, dinner theaters and industrial shows, including the New York World's Fair and the Copacabana. Her television credits include the Sonny and Cher Show, Laugh-In, That's Life (with Robert Morse) the Don Adams Special, and the Ann-Margaret Special, among others. She toured extensively with Jimmy Durante throughout California and in Las Vegas and was also a part of Jim Nabors and Arthur Godfrey's nightclub acts. She attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy and Dance Educators of America, both in New York.  Dancers from the Academy will be performing 


Breezewood Farms Petting Zoo

A wide array of animals will be on-hand for all the family to see and touch!


Eric Energy and His Slime Show

Eric Energy is the premier science entertainer in the Baltimore/Washington area. With over 16 years of classroom, camp and stage experience, Eric and his team are masters at bringing scientific concepts to young audiences and making learning fun.

masters at bringing scientific concepts to young audiences and making learning fun

Rocket Reba Science Spectacular

Reba Goodall aka Rocket Reba, has been working with children since 2006. She discovered her love for children working as a volunteer in her son's Mommy & Me educational program and went on to work as a children's party host and finally the coordinator for events and parties at a local children's salon. She prides herself on her "get down on the floor" hands-on approach with kids to fully engage them.


Aspen Run Alpacas

Aspen Run Alpaca Farm is a small family owned alpaca farm in Carroll County, Maryland.  They started in June 2013 with 4 alpacas and 1 llama.  The fall of 2013 they added 2 more alpacas and in summer 2016 they added 3 more alpacas.  They now have 6 Huacaya and 3 Suri alpacas and our guard llama Buster.  The Farm will bring some of these animals for the Festival attendees to see and meet.  They will also have a booth at the festival where you can buy alpaca-related clothing, crafts and other items.


Drama Kids

Drama Kids International of Central Maryland is run by Directors Jennifer and Robert Jarrett. Their goal is simple; they want to provide the youth in our communities the opportunity to develop the skills of confident communication leveraging the fun activities found in Drama.  Drama Kids has been developing confidence, speaking skills, and acting abilities in children throughout the world for over 30 years! The Drama Kids afterschool program and summer camps are specially designed to build self-confidence and character, as well as strong speaking, literacy, and acting skills through the fun and creativity of drama. Drama Kids of Central Maryland serves children in the Towson, Timonium, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, and Westminster areas. 



Show Schedule



But wait... there's more!!:


Mechanical Bull Rides


A mechanical bull ride.


The Turkey Hill Cow




- Vendors

About 20 family-oriented Vendors (food, face painting, and much more!)




See circus performers offer various interactive and solo activities which may include juggling, stilt walking, unicycle riding, tightrope walking, rolla bolla, walking globe, clowning, acrobatics, aerial arts, etc. The performers come from Michael Rosman's Circus Camp which is a summer camp for children, ages 7-15, that operates at multiple locations throughout Maryland including nearby locations in Owings Mills and Westminster.

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 - Hannah More Park - Sunshine Playground

Swings, slides, sand... and a whole lot more!  Your children will love this playground!  The biggest public playground in town!

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 The Reisterstown Festival thanks American Kenpo Karate for sponsoring our Family Fun Area entertainment!

American Kenpo Karate