|#1 Festival For Kids
[Mtn Xpress 2013 Awards]
A top Awesome Activity for Toddlers in AVL
LEAF is THE FESTIVAL to take your family to!
“The 'LEAF' tradition really amplifies the meaning of family in the most positive sense I've seen at any event!”
- a LEAF member.
Parents: Childcare Details at page bottom
Kids' Village Is STARBURSTING across LEAF. See Video!
Laugh and play while exploring 7 mini-villages within the Land of Lake Eden. Every village has interactive art fun for all ages: little kids to teens to young at heart. AND mixed within find food, drinks, handcrafts and healing arts. A treasure map hunt will help kids explore fun adventures.
and kids-family specifics will be posted here soon- SO much family goodness!
Longtime LEAFers - here is the insight... LEAFlet Kids Village was SO AMAZING yet a bit isolated, and parents would get trapped there. Many parents requested beer in kids village or a main stage....we couldn't do that so we starbursted EVERY aspect of the beloved Kids Village throughout LEAF. Below is an overview & more to come. The map is in design - look for orange labels for FAMILY ADVENTURES.
1. Roots Village! Discover Roots Family Stage & Toy Boat Circus by Eden Field hemlocks overlooking the majestic lakes and mountains. It will complement the camp scene and be in tune with the magic Eden Field vibe.
2. Barn Village! Appalachian Voices hosts interactive games. Warren Wilson College create Renaissance Arts: blacksmith, fiber and timber.
3. Easel Rider Village! Nestled below healing arts by Jam Tavern, flock to the Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab hosting creative activities including Creation w/ Colors, Imagination Station, ALNUGE GLOWS @ LEAF w/ Artist Cleaster Cotton, Mama-Baby Tent & noisy fun-filled LEAF Instrument Petting Zoo (LIPZ). Blow the trumpets!
4. Adventure Village! By Lakeside stage, paint, play, shop for goodness and explore. The Jelly Dome (think giant jelly fish, interactive & misting waters), Costume & Photo Booths, Art Gallery, Tommy & D.O.G. the pig with their RV for you to paint, and drop into LEAF Outreach Pavilion & Art Raffle.
5. Sprouts Village! On the lawns near Lake Eden's beach find roaming performers, puppeteers, hoop dancers, slackline, poi, & the LEAF Parade will come through. Sprouts Corner Young Artists sell handmade arts and young stars may busk on Youth Talent Stage.
6. Elfhaven Village! Jump, roll, pet, climb, and retreat: trampoline, life-size hamster ball, climbing wall, toy trains, Creature Feature w/ Brother Wolf Animal Rescues, Fireside Story Time, Mama-Baby Lounge along with Elfhaven Childcare sweetness.
7. World Wide Play Field! Games and matches for kids, teens & adults: soccer, ultimate frisbee, fun games and even singles kickball. Thunderball is nearby as well.
LAKE EDEN! While it's not an official "village"- one of the gems of LEAF are the super SPLASHY lake adventures: swim, zipline, canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboards, or make BEACH sand castles.
“We are answering the call of the parents and making the entire festival more of a family experience. Everyone can enjoy the activities in each village including the kids and people without kids,”
- Morgan Markowitz, LEAF’s Family Adventure Director.
The Roots Stage
Drumbinos Youth African Percussion Ensemble 5 - 6pm
40 Fingers & A Missing Tooth Asheville Circus & Juggling Troupe 6:45 – 7:30
Teens Open Mic & Jam! 8:15 – 9:15
The Cider Gang Old-Time Mountain Music 9:45 – 10:30
Paper Airplanes w/Asheville Flyers 10:45 – 11:15
Family Circus & Improv Show Feat. LSS Youth Performers!
Tribal Drum & Dance
"Lift Every Voice"
Teen Poetry Slam [ages 13 - 17] Sign-up at 3:45 on the
Drumbinos Youth African Percussion Ensemble 6:15 – 6:45
Hobey Ford's GoldenRod Puppets 7:15 – 7:45 (sidestage)
Kids Costume Dance Party! w/Lisa Zahiya 7:45 – 8:45
Hobey Ford GoldenRod Puppets 10 - 10:45am
WWC Gamelon Ensemble Youth Drum Super Group! 11:30 – 12:30
Paper Airplanes w/Asheville Flyers 12:45 – 1:15 (sidestage)
Zulu Connection Voodoo Circus Feat. LSS Youth Performers! 1:30 – 2:00
Darrell Rose West African Percussion Master 2:45 – 3:15
LowCo Suzuki Guitar Kids Power Guitar 4 - 4:45pm
LEAFlet Kids Village is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
For the "KID" in everyone!