Kids Creative Craft Fair

Join MHT on Saturday, August 12 from 10 am to 2 pm as they celebrate the creative arts with the Street Fair on the Square! This is the fifth year for this family activity - sponsored by Market House Theatre - where over a dozen Paducah non-profit arts and culture organizations will provide a wide variety of “hands on” experiences! And the best part – the entire event is free!

The event will be held on Market House Square, between the MHT Box Office and Yeiser Art Center. Children of all ages may choose between the many booths offering crafts, art, drama, music, games, stories, dance and loads of fun!

Improv, games & HA!

In the MHT Theatre  & Studio Theatre there will be several interactive sessions for kids featuring theatre games, improv, and performances by the HA! Teen Comedy Improv Troupe.

Tie-Die & Theatre

In addition, MHT will have a make-your-own tie-dye t-shirt booth, (where there will be a small donation requested for the t-shirt) and the PlayTime Interactive Theatre Troupe will perform a FREE show of The Boy Who Cried Wolf in the Studio Theatre at 11:30 am.

MHT will also have a booth for children to explore theatrical sound effects and an area for dressing up in costumes and taking your photo against some of our scenic backdrops. Costumed strollers will add to the festive atmosphere!


You can find free inflatables on the Carson Center lawn - co-sponsored by Market House Theatre and National Quilt Museum.

Art & crafts galore!

Many local organizations will host craft activities suitable for every age and interest. You can make a Dr. Seuss ‘thinking cap’, a musical instrument, braided wrist bands or paint yourself a picture using a squirt gun! All Good Media, iList’s parent company, will be there with our ever popular paper-bag puppets and other craftiness!

"The Street Fair is a fabulous way to introduce your kids to the arts!” Exclaimed April Cochran, event co-chair. “In one short block - you’ll get the chance to metalsmith a token, create a solar eclipse project, sing some karaoke,  cry ‘Wolf’ with a foolish young boy, learn a hip hop routine, enjoy ice cream, take home a balloon creation and try out a violin! And best of all….it’s all free!”

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Participants & Crafts

Interactive Booths by:

All Good Media - Paper bag puppets & Foam Shapes necklaces and bracelets

DanceMHT - Broadway jazz & Hip Hop

Easter Seals WKY Art Program- Create your own water color painting using squirt guns

Harmony Road School of Music - Make-and-take a rhythm instrument

Maiden Alley Cinema - Movie themed photo booth

MAKE - 'MAKE'-ing table top spinners

Market House Theatre - Make your own Tie Dye t shirt, create Sound Efx, get an airbrush tattoo, costume dress-up & photo booth

Market House Museum - Free admission

McCracken Co Public Library - Make a Dr. Seuss "Thinking Cap" & other Seussian fun

National Quilt Museum - Braided wrist bands

Paducah Bank WOW Ice Cream Truck will be there with free ice cold treats!

Paducah School of Art & Design - Create a stamped metal token

Paducah Symphony Orchestra - Instrument petting zoo

River Discovery Center - Hungry Fish craft plus free pass

The Carson Center - Kids Karoake tent on the Carson Center lawn

WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Series - Barton's Balloons: Blowing Up Smiles!

Yeiser Art Center - Make your own Solar Eclipse art project

Free Special Events Schedule

10:15am          Harmony Road Music School: Percussion, Parachutes & Puppets! - Market House bldg.

10:30am          MHT - HA! Teen Comedy Improv performance based on audience suggestions - Studio Theatre

10:55am          MHT - Comedy Club Improv Theatre games workshop led by HA! - Studio Theatre classroom

11:00am          DanceMHT - Learn a Broadway Jazz dance routine - Market House building

11:30am          MHT - PlayTime presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf!” interactive performance for young children & their families - Studio Theatre

12:00pm          DanceMHT - Learn a Hip Hop dance routine - DanceMHT booth

12:15pm          Harmony Road Music School: Percussion, Parachutes & Puppets - Market House building

12:45pm          MHT - HA! Teen Comedy Improv performance based on audience suggestions - Studio Theatre

1:00pm            DanceMHT - Learn a Hip Hop dance routine - Market House building

1:30pm            Harmony Road Music School: Percussion, Parachutes & Puppets - Market House building