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.
In addition to arts & crafts, the children’s center at Octoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck also features an agri-venture center that offers children a hands-on, educational experience centered on the relationship between farming and consumption. Kids take part in various farm activities (picking apples, milking a cow, digging up potatoes). After, don’t forget to visit with farm animals at our petting zoo and watch a spinning demo!