Your tax-deductible donation allows us to, among other things, bring top quality artists to perform at the festival.  


The festival is run by the work of many volunteers, both before and during the actual day.    

Check back here for a link to sign up or email us at and we’ll send you the link when it is ready.

Join the Parade

We welcome all homemade puppets! But, even if you don't make a puppet, you can march in the parade.  Please check out our FAQ

Food Stalls

Selling food at the Festival is a great way to raise money for your organization. To be eligible, you must be a local nonprofit.  Check out our FAQ or email us for more information!




Local businesses in the Peterborough Downtown often hang children’s artwork in their windows during the week of the festival. If you would like your business to participate, please let us know!



I Have Talent!

If you have a performance, attraction, or other special activity that is both kid-centered and relevant to this year's theme, we would love to hear about it. We are always looking for artists to share their talent and locals to share their oddities (a plane that kids can climb in, for example!). The complete festival schedule will be finalized by late winter. Please read our FAQ and contact us if you think you can provide an enriching experience for children at this or next year’s festival!