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 author readings and 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, 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!