The Festival Zone hosted a variety of activities and free hands-on activities for the entire family. If your attraction is interested in providing a free hands on educational opportunity for kids of all ages, click here for the Festival Zone application.


Our 2017 Family Festival Zone activity providers. Stay tuned for the 2018 attractions to be posted in the spring.

Camp Redbook – Camp Redbook is the ultimate kid-friendly live experience for families at Fair St Louis. Check out our tent for fun games, fabulous prizes, free swag and more!  July 4 only

Caricatures by Haram – take home a likeness of you or your kiddos with a unique caricature.

Curiosity Cube – hands on science lessons. July 2 only

Face Painting – commemorate the day with a patriotic face or arm painting.

Juggling Jeff – you won’t be able to miss him! Check out the stilt-walking, juggling multi-talented Juggling Jeff as he roams the festival zone area entertaining kids of all ages.

Pole Position Raceway St. Louis – guess the weight of the kart, promotional item giveaways, take a photo with the display kart.

Pro Plan Performance Team – the high-flying Purina Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines performing amazing acrobatic flying disc routines set to music.  Together, our team holds numerous championship titles earned in various competitions and have performed at several NBA, NFL, and MLB stadiums. Performances will take place on Lagoon Drive on the east side of the Grand Basin.

Performance times:

  • July 2     1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm
  • July 3     4:30 pm, 6:30 pm
  • July 4     1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm


Saint Louis Football Club – stop by for quick game with our mini goal and soccer ball set up. Kids can play a game to win promotional items while adults can ask question or get more information about St. Louis’ soccer team and pick up a promotional item of their own.

Saint Louis Science Center – at the Science Center, we put the element of fun in learning! We look forward to this opportunity to share information about on-site opportunities at the museum and engage with families through hands-on STEM projects.


School of Rock – check out this rock & roll musical petting zoo – an interactive area for kids and families to try drums, bass, guitar and keyboard.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department – stop by for laser fingerprinting and ID’s for your children.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital – children will assemble their own first aid kits that can be kept in a backpack or a desk drawer.

Surly the Squirrel – The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature’s very own Surly the Squirrel will visit Fair St. Louis on July 2nd in the Festival Zone.  The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature opens nationwide August 11th!

The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum – a tradition for more than 35 years, kids will make their own festive USA Uncle Sam hats.

Upperlimits Rock Gym – take in a view of the festival grounds from 25 feet in the air by climbing on this portable rock wall.