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Youth Festival 2022
May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Youth Festival—Our 33rd!
Play Outside! is the spirit of Youth Fest!
Fun outside day for kids to include hikes, story walk, hands-on activities and partnered stations.
Happening at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, PA
This fun event features a variety of workshops, demonstrations, activities, exhibits, and entertainment throughout the day. Specialty playshops tie in the theme with all sorts of fun activities. Professional guest performers are always exciting, entertaining and fun!
Youth Fest is the best-kept FUN SECRET in Waynesboro! Free admission. [Rain site TBA]
A Full Day of FREE Fun & Activities!
• Waynesboro Ceramic Arts Center Activity
• Early Learning Center of WASD
• Eyler’s Pelts & Critters
• Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library
• Blue Ridge Summit Library
• Waynesboro YMCA
• StoryWalk® and Craft, led by The Institute
Featured Performer, 2 to 3 PM: Ridiculous Nicholas Circus!
A professional performer for seven years, Ridiculous Nicholas (Nick Polini), was a self-described “goofball” as a child, and always craved the spotlight. He started performing for others while still in grade school.
Polini excelled in the unusual sport of “footbag,” traveling to global competitions and honing his athleticism.
While earning a degree in biology, Polini also spent his college years studying the arts of juggling, magic, and stand-up comedy.
“There is nothing I love more than making people smile and laugh,” he said.
As Ridiculous Nicholas, he presents a fun, family-friendly one-man circus show using his talents and athletic ability in juggling, the unicycle, mime, contortions, magic and more.
Plus~Waynesboro Children’s Theater Troupe performs Summer Selects, 3:45 to 4:45 PM
Underwriting support by lead sponsor, Patriot Federal Credit Union
Additional support is from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.