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Kids Activities

FREE Kids' games galore are planned during the Seymour Apple Festival. There are four age groups (4 and under, 5-7, 8-10 & 11-12 years old) that can compete in games. All games are held in the Seymour city square or on the west side of the blocked off street of the square. There is something for every little one out there. Below are some of the events.

Pet Show

Dress your pet up and bring them to the Seymour Square Gazebo on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM to be judge on by the Seymour FFA School Department. It is FREE to enter your pet and winners will receives ribbons.

Decorated Bike Contest

Registration for the bike contest is September 9, 2017 at
8:30 AM, with judging at 9:00 AM promptly at the gazebo in the middle of the Seymour square. This is a FREE event. There are always a lot of entries so please arrive on time and stay where they put you so you don't get missed.

There are 3 competition categories: ages 5 and under, ages 6-8, and ages 9 and up. Bikes will be judged on originality and closeness to theme of "Appley". Bikes allowed to enter are tricycles, scooters, child-sized battery-driven vehicles or hot wheels only NO motorized vehicles will be allowed. All bikes must be able to stand alone or propped up because they will be judged alone. Children may then ride their bikes (with parents walking next to them) in the parade stepping off at 10:00 AM.

For safety reasons ALL bikes will be taken home after the parade. They will not be allowed on the square after the parade is over.

Kids may enter both bike & Johnny Appleseed contests.

Johnny Appleseed

Dress your kid(s) up like a Johnny Appleseed on Saturday. Johnny Appleseed contest is promptly right after bike judging in the gazebo in the middle of the Seymour square. There are always a lot of entries so please arrive on time and stay where they put you so you don't get missed, they will not move from that spot during judging. FREE to enter. There will be 3 categories in the Johnny Appleseed contest: ages 3 and under, ages 4-6, and ages 7 and up. Children will be judged on originality and closeness to theme "Appley". They then will ride their bikes (with parents walking next to them) or ride on a float (with parent) in the parade.

Turtle Race

Kids may only bring box turtles NO snapping or water turtles. All turtles must be marked (example: painted) so that you will know that it's your turtle. There is no cost to enter. Turtle race will be on Saturday after the parade on the South-West side of the blocked off square. Money in the haystack will follow.

See the festival schedule for more FREE kids activities on Saturday like wheel barrel races, gunny sack race, or 3-legged race. All kids entering for free must register to join the fun. Make sure they stay around the gazebo in the center of the square to hear if their name is called from the participation drawing (must be present to win).