Kids Convention 2014

Saturday, September 13   •   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Spotsylvania Towne Centre

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Now in it's 18th year, the B101.5 Kids Convention continues to be the region's premiere event for kids.  This year's event will feature Disney Channel star, Blake Michael...Chris & Dee's Egg-A-Palooza IV...Mad Science Fun Stations...various types of shows and demonstratons.


Powered by: Pratt Medical Center

Appearance Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM

Meet Blake Michael, Tyler James, from Disney's, Dog with a Blog at Kids Convention!  Blake will be meeting fans and signing autographs in the Macy's Court.

IMPORTANT: If you plan to line up prior to the Spotsylvania Towne Centre opening, the line will form at the Main Entrance.   ***Spotsylvania Towne Centre opens at 8:00 a.m.

Bring an item to have autographed; one autograph per person.  A professional photographer will be on hand taking pictures.  No outside/cellular photography will be allowed.  Photos will be made available for FREE download post-event on the B101.5 Facebook Page by 5:00PM on Monday, September 15th.  The line could be cut-off early; however, every attempt will be made to get through as many people as time permits.  Waiting in line is at your own discretion and does not guarantee you will meet Blake Michael. (Celebrity appearance is subject to change).

Professional Photography Provided by:  Sweet Scene Photography


Powered by: The College Money Team

Registration for Chris & Dee's Egg-A-Palooza IV is now officially close.  We'll see all the registered contestants Saturday morning at Kids Convention.

A very special THANK YOU to the Spotsylvania County Fire Department providing the Tower Truck for Chris & Dee's Egg-A-Palooza IV.


Powered by Beecroft Orthodontics

Location: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Stage
(Food Court)

A great introduction to the world of reptiles, this how will capture your attention and imagination while being introduced to important environmental and biological subjects.

Learn snake secrets and laugh at our lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa or python, tortoise, lizards and other amazing animals.  SHOWTIMES: 11:00AM, 1:30PM & 4:00PM

Reptile Encounter
Get even more up close and personal with the reptiles of Reptiles Alive.  Get more 1-on-1 interaction with reptile experts.  And who knows, you might even be able to touch some of the reptiles.  Location: Food Court

OPERATING TIMES: 11:45AM-1:15PM & 2:15PM-3:45PM



Powered by Beecroft Orthodontics

Location: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Stage
(Food Court)

'A Taste of Mad Science' show is an exciting interactive presentation that will “Wow!” both children and parents alike. These fast paced, high-energy performances combine a little bit of comedy with a lot of science to generate a whole bunch of fun. Our Mad Scientists will harness the power of ordinary air through extraordinary demonstrations involving giant gravity defying levitating balls, producing smoke rings with our giant vortex generator, create amazing elephant’s toothpaste and more!

SHOWTIMES: 12:00PM, 2:30PM & 5:00PM


Mad Science returns once again to Kids Convention, offering up new and exciting activities.  Mad Science Fun Stations operate throughout Kids Convention and participation at the Fun Stations are absolutely free!

Science of Cotton Candy - Powered by Custom Cartz
Who knew science could taste so good?  Kids will get more than a tasty treat as they learn about how heat energy and centrifugal force turn seemingly plain sugar into yummy cotton candy.  But we are  Mad Scientists, so it doesn’t end there!  What happens when you mix green, blue, pink and purple cotton candy sugar?  You’ll have to see it to believe it!  Location: Pirate Ship/Sears

Catch a Bubble - Powered by Applebee's of Fredericksburg & Stafford
Think you can’t catch a bubble?  We will show you how!  Kids will become bubble-ologists as they learn the science behind the shapes of bubbles and the secret to being able to catch and hold a bubble!   Location: Belk Court

Whirly-Gigs - Powered by Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

Kids will learn about potential and kinetic energy as they make their very own Whirly Gigs to take home!  What’s a Whirly Gig you say?  You’ll have to come visit us to see for yourselves!  Location: Food Court

SLIME - Powered by NSWC Federal Credit Union
That’s right…SLIME!  It’s ooey, it’s gooey and oh so much fun!  Kids will learn about polymers and how molecules cross link with each other as they make their very own slime!  Location: Starbucks


Location: Front of the Towne Centre

The Washington Nationals, NatMobile, will be at Kids Convention.  Stop by for your chance to play games and win prizes.


Kids Convention is not just for kids, we have some activities for parents.  UNITE is the #1 Health and Wellness Organization in the Nation.  Participate in a program designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk driving/texting and driving.  


Spotsylvania County Fire Rescue and Emergency Management and the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department will have fire trucks and ambulances on display for kids to explore and learn about.

Stop, Drop & Roll - Members of both departments will be on-hand to teach child what to do in case they ever catch on fire.

Meet & Greet Sparky the Fire Truck Driving Dog:  Sparky will ask questions and answer questions.



Chancellor Volunteer Fire & Rescue: Hands-Only CPR Booth, teaching the importance of recognizing a victim of Cardiac Arrest and acting fast by pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest to help save a life.  Location: Macy's Court
Fredericksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad: Barrel Train to ride.  Display an Ambulance and EMS ATV.  Location: In front of Towne Centre
LifeCare Medical Transports: Ambulance on display for tours.  Location: In front of Towne Centre


Location: Front of the Towne Centre

Spotsylvania Environmental Education Development or “SEED” program helps to increase awareness of environmental issues and of Spotsylvania County’s Natural Resources. The Environmental Education Mobile Unit helps educate kids, as well as adults, about the environment and the impact we have on it both positive and negative.

The Mobile Unit has 10 walls that educate about Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment, Compost, Livingston Landfill, Decomposition, Litter Prevention, Recycling, Treasured Natural Resources, Water Conservation and Energy Conservation.


Location: Food Court

10:00AM - Sport & Health Clubs demo
10:30AM - Team Manuel Karate & Kickboxing demo
11:00AM - Reptiles Alive! show
11:30AM - Christian Youth Theater Fredericksburg
12:00PM - A Taste of Mad Science show
12:45PM - Bill Carroll's Dance Party
01:00PM - Team Manuel Karate & Kickboxing demo
01:30PM - Reptiles Alive! show
02:00PM - American Family Fitness demo
02:30PM - A Taste of Mad Science show
03:15PM - Bill Carroll's Dance Party
03:30PM - Team Manuel Karate & Kickboxing demo
04:00PM - Reptiles Alive! show
04:30PM - M&S Studio demo
05:00PM - A Taste of Mad Science show
05:45PM - Bill Carroll's Dance Party

Demos and show times are subject to change without notice


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