The Children’s Center contains children’s demonstrations and supervised art and craft projects. Children who visit our festivals have the opportunity to participate in several self-directed activities. Our artisans generously donate unused materials, with which children engage in creative free play. At Octoberfest, there will be workshops and seasonal craft projects.
In addition to arts & crafts, the children’s center at Handcrafted Octoberfest at Rhinebeck also features a petting zoo and animal shows by Two by Two Animal Haven (Sunday, 10/2 at 11:30am and 2pm), which teach our little ones a lot about wildlife conservations and are consistently rated one of the best educational animal experiences by Hudson Valley Magazine. Don’t forget to hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride, play family lawn games and watch a master pumpkin carver create masterpieces before your eyes!