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The 2019 Pennsylvania Family EXPO presented by Highmark Blue Shield & Penn State Health is a free, community event designed with families in mind, especially those with children ages 3-17! From National and local exhibitors showcasing products & services to interactive activities and fun-family entertainment, this event is sure to be a hit with everyone! 


Bring the kids, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends, babysitters -- there is bound to be something for everyone at the 2019 Pennsylvania Family EXPO!

Free Admission & Free Parking

Saturday October 26, 2019 

Spooky Nook Sports & Events Complex 

Manheim, Pennsylvania 

10 AM to 3 PM 

<<Kid-Friendly Activities>>

Indoor Trick-Or-Treating

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Children must be in costume to receive candy from vendors - Sacks provided by Agora Cyber Charter School {while supplies last}


Race a Pinewood Derby Car

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The PA Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts will offer children a chance to race a derby car down the track

Tumble & Flip at the Little Gym

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Nook Gymnastics will have equipment & age-appropriate apparatus for children to play on

Meet & Greet with Local Authors

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Mike Resh Jr.

Dianne Salerni 

Adam Perry 

Balloon Twisting & Magic Show

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Party Pac Entertainment will be twisting up all sorts of balloon creations and showing off his magical talents to all - young & old!

Inflatable Obstacle Course

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The Bull Guys are offering one FREE run through the obstacle course 

Additional tickets can be purchased

STEM Station

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Engage with a number of STEM activities geared towards all ages

Sponsored by Hot Z Pizza

Kid's Craft Table

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Create a Trick-Or-Treat Sack and Spider Craft  sponsored by Michaels

Grab-A-Snack

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Herr's Snacks will have a variety of snacks available to sample

Interactive Castle

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Kings & Queens, Princes & Princesses can check out Tiny Town's castle!

Story Time

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Usborne Books and More will offer story time throughout the day at their booth

Corn Table

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Child can have a sensory experience at the corn table sponsored by Aaron's Acres

Kid's Cookie Break

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Kid's Cookie Break Pop Up Party broadcasting live from the event!

Interactive Toy Area

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Lapp's Toys will have a large selection for children to interact with at the event

The Party Palooza

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Karen Sawyer Events featuring The Party Palooza will be offering face painting, balloon twisting and a photo booth

Swing Set

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King Swings will have a swing set available for children to play and swing

Touch - A - Truck

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East Hempfield Fire Department - Station 69 will have fire safety information as well as two trucks for children to explore

Caricature Artist

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For a small fee, artisit Steven Kernen will draw a caricature of adults or children

Additional Interactive Exhibits

AAA Central Penn - Enjoy an interactive game

Pennsylvania Mentor - Coloring Station

Pampered Chef - Play Dough & Cookie Cutters

Primerica - Coloring Sheets

Lancaster Mennonite School - STEAM Activity


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Family Lounge

 

Features a quiet area complete with stocked changing tables and comfy chairs, where families can take respite away from the activity for children with special needs/sensory issues & moms can care for babies and/or small children.


*Also find puzzles, blocks, and coloring books to occupy accompanied children.

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<<ON THE STAGE>>

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10:30 AM Book Reading

Meet Adam Perry, author of "The Magicians of Elephant County" and "The Big Book of Horrendous Diseases". 

11:00 AM Live Animal Show

12:00 PM Book Reading

Meet Mike Resh, school counselor and author of children's book "Dneirf", a story about how to have positive interaction with friends at school.  

1:15 PM This Way Up Band

Check out this family band who create music using boomwhackers and pvc pipes

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2:00 PM Book Reading

Meet Dianne Salerni, known for "The Eighth Day" series, a riveting fantasy adventure where thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend.  

2:30 PM Magic Show

 Participation is the name of the game in Randy’s magic show. Your children will be able to experience the excitement of interactive magic with Party Pac Entertainment

3:00 PM Raffle Winners Announced

You do not need to be present to win but you must be able to pick up at Spooky Nook by 7 PM

DJ Services for the 2019 Pennsylvania Family EXPO provided by DillPRO Entertainment