Children’s activities galore at London Rib Fest


Spider stroll, face painting and live animals among free activities offered

By Andrea Litchfield - For The Madison Press



Dr. Insecta will roam through the crowds during the London Rib and Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday sharing tales of all things insects — like spiders.


Contributed photo

Grown-ups won’t be the only ones having a good time at the London Rib and Jazz Festival.

The festival, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in historic downtown London, will offer a slew of activities just for children. Activities will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Have you ever seen an emergency vehicle up close in a comfortable setting? Don’t miss Touch-A-Truck, located in the public parking lot near the corner of Main and Second streets. Vehicles from the London Police Department, London Division of Fire, Madison County Emergency Medical District and Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand.

You don’t have to stay in one place to catch Dr. Insecta. Devious in its simplicity, Dr. Insecta nonchalantly mingles throughout the gathering with three to five of the largest arachnids in the world clinging to his lab coat. He also presents a running dialog of fascinating facts about these gentle giants, as well as great photo opportunities!

Care for something a bit less scary? The Ohio Wildlife Center will be presenting a live animal showcase. Free cotton candy and face painting will also be available. All of this will take place at the Revive Baptist Church, 61 S. Main St.

Plus, don’t miss your chance to throw a ball at the dunk tank, where area leaders will be taking the plunge during the festival’s Dunk-A-Dignitary. The dunk tank will be open from 4:30-9:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday in front of the church.

Don’t worry, mom and dad. There’s plenty for you to do, too. Bite into a rack of ribs, or sip a beverage while listening to one of eight bands from noon to 11 p.m.

Dr. Insecta will roam through the crowds during the London Rib and Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday sharing tales of all things insects — like spiders.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_MaxwellSpidercol.jpgDr. Insecta will roam through the crowds during the London Rib and Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday sharing tales of all things insects — like spiders. Contributed photo
Spider stroll, face painting and live animals among free activities offered

By Andrea Litchfield

For The Madison Press

Andrea Litchfield is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.

Andrea Litchfield is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.