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Fun Fest 2018

Fun Fest is a FREE, annual event held as a part of Massillon's Summer Celebration!

Event Information:

Date: August 11, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
FREE and open to everyone!
Games, trucks, contests, movie, safety and health information, arts and crafts
Massillon Cable TV,
 Massillon Museum, Downtown Massillon Association

Types of Activities you can enjoy:
Free admission. There is no cost for most activities; some have a minimal charge. Games, story times, prizes, face painting, contests, art projects, dancing, crafts, health and safety activities, athletic events, and music. The Massillon Public Library Bookmobile and a children’s book sale will be on hand. Children can meet the Stark County tourism mascot, Pigskin, and the U.S. Coast Guard character, Coastie. The day will be filled with hands-on experiences: sand art, beaded and edible jewelry, fossils, inflatables, remote control cars, balloon crafts, wooden projects, spirit masks, mining for gemstones, flower arranging, Little Tykes riding, and a preschool sensory experience. There will be carnival games, running drills, corn hole, spray hair color and temporary tattoos, build-your-own trail mix, face painting, and a petting zoo. Among the health and safety booths will be spinal screening, dental screening, and seat belt safety. Children will get to spin the Atkinson Feucht Hare school supply wheel, where everyone wins.

The entertainment schedule:
10:00 am till noon—Sal Vino, King of the Concertina
10:00 am till 2:00 pm—Kerry Kazam The Magic Man
10:00 am to 2:00 pm—The Magic of Randy W
11 am till 1:00 pm—Juggling John 
11 am till 2 pm—Eric Monroe the Wizard of Yo

Admission to the family-focused event is free. There is no cost for most activities; some have a minimal charge. Social service agencies, civic groups, churches, arts organizations, and businesses set up dozens of games, art projects, activities, and information stations. Families love free take-away items—coloring books, pencils, balloons, banks, bookmarks, and puzzles.

Fun Fest is intended to provide all the fun of a festival with a focus on meaningful activities. Many of the organizations and businesses provide valuable health, safety, and educational information to parents while entertaining the children.

Gold sponsors:
MCTV, Downtown Massillon Association, the City of Massillon, Rotary Club of Massillon, and Midwest Industries.

Silver sponsors: Farmers National Bank, Amherst Meadows, Advanced Industrial Roofing, Home Appliance, and Danbury Senior Living.

Bronze sponsors: Massillon Eagles #190, Hampton Inn Massillon, Smiley's Ristorante and Pizzeria, McDonald's, General Dentistry, and Heitger Funeral Home

Fun Fest Friend Sponsors: Flowers by Pat and HD Davis CPAs

Fun Fest is centered on First Street and Lincoln Way East and on the lawn of the Massillon Museum. On the same day, the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way—a yard sale all across Ohio along the historic route—will also enliven downtown Massillon on August 12 closer to the viaduct.  St. Timothy's Church will host a Tool Time sale—tools, exercise and sports equipment, working electronics, and garden equipment.


Want to get involved? Sign up online!

  • Non-profit Organizations and Downtown Massillon Businesses are invited to set up booths at this event for NO CHARGE, as long as a FREE or NEARLY FREE youth activity is provided.
  • Your business can also sponsor a special activity or performance for Fun Fest 2016. 
  • We will be using a new online registration process this year. Click here to sign up online!

The deadline for organizations to sign up is June 9, 2017. 

For more information contact Liz Gessner McAllister at 330-833-6655 or email her.


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