Kids Fall Fest




Celebrate autumn in Downtown Helena with the Kids Fall Fest, a free family-friendly event on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pioneer Park.  Join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District as they bring you fun activities.

Thank you Rick Ahmann & Associates for sponsoring this year’s Kids Fall Festival!

This event is designed to benefit and bring together a wide variety of entities in the Helena community. Local community organizations will be set up with educational booths and fun activities for kids of all ages. Local businesses will be offering items for sale ranging from caramel apples and cider to balloon animals and more. Downtown Helena, Inc. is dedicated to not only providing a fantastic Fall activity for families but also to support local businesses and organization through promotion and exposure at this community activity.

Businesses who are selling fares are kindly asked to offer items that cost $5-$10 or less to ensure families can patronize several businesses while keeping the entire day affordable.

Help Downtown Helena, Inc. provide a fantastic day for Helena families AND local businesses!

For more details on this year’s booths and activities, please refer to the list below which is updated on a regular basis.  To get involved or learn more about Downtown Helena, call 447-1535. Like Downtown Helena on Facebook for updates on fun events. #HelenaKidsFest

Register for a booth, performance or other activity in the park

1. Click Here to Register Online !

2. Download Form and Mail Payment!

Activities provided by Downtown Helena, Inc.

Pumpkin Patch – purchase a pumpkin for your Halloween carving and decorations!

Maze – A small, fun maze to navigate through!

Pumpkin Tick-Tack-Toe

Live performances

11:30 am – Registration opens for the 12:30 Tot Run, two age groups : 5 and under or ages 6 – 8

12:00 noon – Dance performance by Image Dancing

12:30 – Tot Run around Pioneer Park, sponsored by Tread Lightly

1:00  pm – Helena Athletic Club Cheerleaders Performance


Participating Businesses & Activities:

Aizada Imports – Mittens, hats and scarves for sale in adult and kid sizes, and a few toys and trinkets

BlissCrafters – bringing you delicious gourmet non-GMO caramel corn & kettle corn !

ExplorationWorks – stop by to participate in an interactive science activity, learn about upcoming programs and sample promotional products from Helena’s kid-friendly science museum and learning center

Ffortissima Music – Tara Logan-Anderson will provide information on her available music classes

Grace Community Fellowship – Featuring games for kids with small prizes, authentic Bolivian wool items for sale and other kids items from Bolivia

Helena Food Share

Helena Athletic Club – Featuring a gymnastics circuit and cheerleading performance

Helena Music Teachers Association

Helena Exposure – local photographer Stacey Scotson will be setting up a fun photo booth with props. $10 a photo, with all photos available for download in an online gallery. Prints will also be available for purchase.

Henna by Donation – Featuring henna and tattoo stickers

Holter Museum of Art – free cotton candy and kids activities

Image Dancing – Image Dancing will be putting on a dance show in the park at noon. Stop by their booth to learn more!

Isagenix – Featuring free samples of a hydration drink.

KW Events – Decorate your own trick-or-treat bag!

Lasso the Moon Toys – Featuring a kids costume parade. This year’s theme: Magical Forest

Lewis & Clark Library – Stop by the Library’s table and learn about all the fun and games we have in the Large Meeting Room at the Library for free! Celebrate the Big Read this year at Kids Fall Fest and Your Lewis & Clark Library!

The Painted Pot – featuring a painting station with fall and Halloween ceramics. Items from $5 – $40

The Parrot Confectionary – selling yummy hand-dipped caramel apples

Playable Playgrounds

Prickly Pear Land Trust 

The Kitchen Witch – cookies, cupcakes, and other goodies including Harry-Potter themed treats, a few gluten-free options and hot spiced apple cider !

Tread Lightly – Featuring races for kids around the park, for ages 5 and under or ages 6-8. Participants receive a reflective wrist-band to wear on Halloween. $5 entry fee. The tot run takes place at 12:30

Usborne Books & More – Featuring children’s books for sale and a coloring table

The Waffle Wagon – The Waffle Wagon is a Helena-based food truck specializing in all things waffles. Savory or sweet waffles for $5 – $10

Z-Balloon Man – Balloon creations – varying in price!