2012 FAMILY AREA

The 2013 Family Area information and schedule of activities will be avaiilable in Spring. The 2012 info is below for reference.

The High Sierra Music Festival is a great place to bring children, and this year we're featuring an expanded Family Area! We'll have on-going games, arts and crafts, performances on the Family Stage, and the Bubble Circus and other fun activities on the Family Lawn. The family area will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9:30am- 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 6:00pm.

The Family Art Wall - leave your “TAG” on the festival, come pick up a brush and join in.

Arts and Crafts for all ages—from play dough to Giant puppet making—we have something for everyone to jump into including giant Peace Chains, Crazy Hats, Mardi Gras Masks, Noise Makers, and more.

Park your skateboard, stroller and bikes in our little parking area – take a rest and relax (and breastfeed) in the family chill zone.

  Family Stage Family Lawn
Friday

9:45- MAGIC APRON STORIES- Come help Jennifer pull stories from her magic apron and be amazed as she weaves together story, poems and songs that you’ll remember all year long.

10:45- LIVING FOLKLORE

11:45- A DOG NAMED MOO- We are so happy to have essence open up our family area with songs from her debut and award winning children’s CD.

4:00- ZACH GILL -- keyboardist Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson) performs a special set for the whole family.

10- Bubble Circus - Learn bubble making, hooping, balancing skills and more.

2:30pm- Lady Bug Parade

3:30-Sing along with essence

Saturday

9:45- MAGIC APRON STORIES- Come help Jennifer pull stories from her magic apron and be amazed as she weaves together story, poems and songs that you’ll remember all year long.

10:25- LIVING FOLKLORE

2:30- A DOG NAMED MOO with essence

3:30pm- Lady Bug Parade & Talent Show sign-ups

4:00- HIGH SIERRA TALENT SHOW

10- Bubble Circus

11:30- Wolf Thump Drum and Dance Workshop- Mike Wofchuck and the Wolf Thumpers get all ages participating in drum, dance and rhythm—great practice for the parade

12:15pm- Sing along with essence

4- Slip and slide!

8:30- Come back after dinner and hear bedtime stories from Father Robinhood

Sunday 9:45- MAGIC APRON STORIES- Come help Jennifer pull stories from her magic apron and be amazed as she weaves together story, poems and songs.

10:30- A DOG NAMED MOO with essence

11:30- KIDS PARADE--Come join the last and the biggest parade of the festival, wear your best hats, face paint, and more with Living Folklore

4:00- Kids Dance Party w/ DJ Motion Potion
All morning preparing for the KIDS PARADE at 11:30AM- come and get your face painted, collect your instruments, hats, flags and more

3:00- Sing along with essence

8:30- Family slide show- Come to the Rockin Nannies and see a slide show of all our beautiful faces from the weekend

Rockin' Nannies
Once again, we are pleased to be partnering with The Rockin' Nannies to provide the highest quality evening childcare available at any festival! All of the nannies are CPR certified and professionals in the field of education. There are two options this year for families:  

Option One: Rockin' Slumber Party (nightly childcare, 8pm - 4am, Tulsa E. Scott Building)

Kids can join the fun-filled “Rockin’ Slumber Party,” eld every night from 8:00pm-4:00am in the Tulsa E. Scott Building, conveniently located near all stages. The building is equipped with indoor plumbing, electricity, heat and air conditioning to help ensure your little one’s comfort. The Rockin' Nannies provide movies, snacks, games, crafts and lots of TLC in a secure and safe environment. Your children will meet new friends and enjoy a few hours away from Mom and Dad while getting the highest quality care.

Option Two: Superstar Treatment (pre-booked private care)
Must be booked by June 21!  

Catering to small groups within the RV and Family camping areas, this service must be pre-booked by June 21st. Band together and book ASAP! Pre-booking ensures the best care and safety for your children and our staff. Visit therockinnannies.com for all the details and to reserve your childcare!

Mom's Breastaurant
Mom's Breastaurant provides a space dedicated to caring for the needs of infants and toddlers at outdoor events.  Inside their booth you will find a clean, fully stocked diaper changing table, comfortable seats in a calm space for mothers to sit and feed their children, and a toddler-sized table and chairs where older siblings can be happily occupied. 

Living Folklore
2012 brings a return of all your favorite characters to the Family Area with some special new additions to the line-up! Gala: a spritely wood elf knows the secrets of plants will be entertaining and educating all about the magic of nature. Dennis The Red  will be back with more puppet mayhem including the whacky Mr. Curmudgeon, the benevolent King Beeblebooble and characters from his forthcoming television program Teddy The Traveler (www.teddythetraveler.org). We are also happy to have Heather Normandale, the with kids songs to make you dance and sing along. Of course Gumbo Wobbly, & your favorite clowns will be there to head up the kids parade with flags, umbrellas and all new giant puppets. Be sure to visit www.gigglebubble.com to see pictures and learn more about the wonderful world of Living Folklore!

Magic Apron Stories
Jennifer Aguirre has been performing with her six themed Magic Aprons at the High Sierra Family area since the festival began, and we are so glad to have her back this year. The children point to a pocket and through story, verse and song the puppet comes delightfully to life. Her gentle puppetry not only engages children but adults as well.

Wolf Thump Drummers
Coming from Chico, this group of drummers has been leading the High Sierra parades with their pounding rhythm for many years. Led by Mike Wofchuck, the group is going to teach us some new rhythms and dance moves in the Family Area lawn.

Family Camp
We try to create a quieter and more kid-friendly environment in the eastern end of the Shady Grove campground (quieter late at night, louder early in the morning). If you're interested in camping in Family Camp, let your shuttle driver or parking attendant know and you'll be pointed in the right direction. A vehicle pass is required for parking in Family Camp. Visit our camping guidelines for more information.






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