Autumn Children's Festival Returns Oct. 7-8

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s 28th annual Autumn Children’s Festival returns to the Tennessee Riverpark Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 1-5 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nonprofit organization keeping families close to their seriously ill or injured children and supports programs that improve the health, education and well-being of children.  The festival raises money for families at the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the third floor of Erlanger Hospital.

The festival attracts over 3,000 attendees over two days and includes food, activities, crafts and games for all ages.  This year there will be Star Wars characters, princesses, superheroes, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, hayrides, kiddie train, horse rides, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, as well as health, wellness, and educational programs.

Admission and parking are free.  Activities range from 50 cents to $3. 

The Autumn Children’s Festival is the longest and largest running children’s festival in the area, and is made possible by their partnership with the Tennessee Society of CPAs and several local sponsors. The event generates around $65,000 for the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities each year.

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