Free Camp & School Fairs return to the East Bay for the sixth year on the Feb. 24-25 weekend with free activities and over 60 exhibitors allowing attendees to view a smorgasbord of camps, enrichment programs, schools, S.T.E.M. & S.T.E.A.M. programs, performing arts, preschools, cooking, educational, sports and other programs available this spring and summer.
The free fairs run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Tri-Valley Camp & School Fair is again in San Ramon at Pine Valley Middle School Auditorium and then on Sunday, Feb. 25, the Contra Costa Camp & School Fair is being held for the sixth year in Lafayette at Acalanes High School with ample free parking at both locations.
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The fairs are presented by Bay Area Festivals, Inc., which also produces Bay Area KidFest (29th annual festival May 26-28 on Memorial Day Weekend in Concord), Bay Area Kids’ Book Fairs (3rd annual in 2018), Super Holiday Boutiques (each December around Contra Costa) and Super Valentine’s Boutique (each January at Hilton Concord). Bay Area KidFest has been voted Best Community Event five consecutive times by readers of Claycord.com. Bay Area Festivals has donated about $80,000 cash to educational, health, sports and youth non-profits in the past seven years.
The first 200 families each day receive a free goody bag. There is a free raffle drawing for camps and KidFest tickets. Anyone bringing a can of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will receive an extra raffle ticket for each can. Admission is free and there is ample free parking.
Call (925) 408-4014 or visit www.ContraCostaCampFair.com or www.TriValleyCampFair.com for more information or to register for a free family ticket. Camps, school, other programs and businesses wishing to exhibit at Camp & School Fair can visit the website to register.
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