Children's Festival - April 29, 2017

  • 29 Apr 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Roosevelt High School, Johnstown, CO


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Participant in Children's Festival

Registration is closed

Event Date: Saturday April 29, 2017

Location: Roosevelt High School
616 N. 2nd Street, Johnstown, Colorado

The Johnstown-Milliken Weld RE-5J Preschool and Johnstown Milliken News are planning the Spring 2017 Children’s Festival. This event is held for families with young children and is an opportunity for them to receive information about health, safety, early childhood development/education and organization/business resources in our community. The environment is meant to be fun, inviting and engaging. It is an opportunity for families in our community to learn about what your organization/business has to offer them.

Plans currently include:

  • Entertainment
  • Swagger – (Similar to a Cake Walk) Held at regular intervals throughout the day for 2-12 yr old attendees.
  • Community Services – including police and fire departments and the med evac helicopter.
  • Lunch & Snacks

Booth Information:

  • MUST HAVE an activity for children
  • 8 x 8 OR 10 x10 booth space
  • One Table and Two Chairs Provided
  • Lunch – available with pre-ordering



Direct Sales Companies will be limited to one each – first come, first served.

Please check the list of currently registered direct sales vendors on our facebook page.  If your company is on this list, please do not register or pay for a booth.


Booth Registration Fees:
(Not refundable)

$ 50.....Business - Non Johnstown Milliken News Members (or renewing members)**

$ 30.....Business - Johnstown Milliken News Business Member 

$ 0.....Non-Profits (plus preschools & day cares)

**Non-Johnstown Milliken News member registrations includes automatic one year membership in Johnstown Milliken News. Or current Johnstown Milliken News members may add 12 months to their current membership. Membership or renewal via the Children’s Festival is a $16 value. For questions regarding the status of your Johnstown Milliken News membership contact

Additional Fees

$ + 10.....Late Registration Fee – if registering between 4/14 & 4/21

$ + 20.....Access to Electricity – limited availability on first come first serve basis

$ + 8.25/lunch.....Box Lunch (not available with late registration!)

Box lunch provided by Johnstown Lunch Box and includes a sandwich (ham & turkey croissant, turkey focaccia, or veggie), regular potato chips, pickle and a chocolate chip cookie.

Sponsor Information:

Large $300 sponsorship includes…

  • Booth Registration fee
  • Premium booth location at the festival
  • Large Logo on front of flyers and posters (see deadline dates)
  • Promotional material you provide distributed to each attendee at festival
  • Promotional opportunity of your business to other vendors
  • Signage prominently displayed at the festival

Medium $150 sponsorship includes…

  • Booth Registration fee
  • Premium placement at the festival
  • Medium Logo on flyers and posters (see deadline dates)
  • Signage displayed at the festival

Small $75 sponsorship includes…

  • Booth Registration fee
  • Premium placement at the festival
  • Listed as sponsor on flyers and posters

Other Sponsorship Opportunities:

In-Kind Sponsorship – Exchange desired goods or services for the event in exchange for a sponsorship. Submit a suggestion to the planning committee.

Notable Dates:

Wed March 15.....Sponsorships due - for full benefits 

March 27 – 31.....Weld RE-5J Spring Break

Fri April 14.....Registration Deadline 

Fri April 14.....Lunch Order Deadline

Fri April 21.....Registration Deadline with Late Fee

Sat April 29, 7:00-9:30am.....Set Up + refreshments

Sat April 29, 10:00am-3:00pm.....Event

Contact Info:

Chanin Gaona - Director of Johnstown Milliken Weld RE-5J Preschool
Phone: 970-587-6147

Lisa – Children’s Festival planning committee

On facebook at: Children’s Festival – Johnstown Milliken (

Thank you!!

Organizers/Large Sponsors:

Johnstown-Milliken Preschool
Weld County School District RE5J
Letford Elementary School
2 North Jay Avenue,
Johnstown, CO 80534

Johnstown Milliken News (JM News)
PO Box 2
Johnstown, CO 80534

Blooming Littles Learning Center
1015 E Elm Street
Milliken, CO 80543
(970) 587-7722

Additional Info:

Entertainment & Interactive Audience Participation Activities

Entertainment is a significant part of the Children’s Festival. It showcases the talents that are cultivated in our children by local programs and businesses. This event provides a unique performance opportunity and great time for the families of the young talent to see a performance and enjoy the other festivities together. In addition to entertainment, there will also be interactive audience participation activities. Some examples of the schedule may include:

  • Martial arts demos
  • Piano performances
  • Dance routines
  • Cheerleading
  • Stuffed Animal Vet Surgery
  • Soap Box Derby Races
  • Paper Airplane Throwing Contest

If you are interested in providing entertainment or an activity please complete an entertainment registration form.

Entertainment Registration Form

Donate Product or Other Items


The “Swagger” is similar to a Cake Walk. This game will be held at regular intervals throughout the day for attendees (ages 2-12). The purpose of the swagger is to have a fun activity that will attract visitors all day and provide a way for attendees to win substantial prizes. It also benefits vendors. It will get attendees to circulate through all the booths as they seek tickets and provides vendors with and additional opportunity to promote their organization/ business.

Set up: Chairs/spots are arranged in a circle and each spot is distinctly labeled (Shape & Color). Table displays prizes in an attractive manner.

Playing the game: To participate in the game, a child must redeem a ticket. They find a chair. As music starts children move around the circle of chairs. When the music stops, they sit down in a chair close to them. A game moderator draws the winning chair/label. The child sitting in that chair wins a prize.

Prizes: Prizes will be donated by vendors. Vendors are encouraged to include items that directly promote their business such as coupons, a free trial of their service, or a free sample of their product, but please remember that the items need to be attractive to young children. Items attractive to children may include books, stuffed animals, puppets, games, toys, puzzles, candy, baked goods ($5-20 value). Perhaps consider a small gift basket with a combination of a couple items.

Tickets: Any vendor that donates an item as a prize will get a set of tickets to distribute to children for them to participate in the game. This ensures that the vendor’s booth will be visited.

Silent Auction Items

The Johnstown Milliken District Preschool PTO is holding a silent auction at the Children’s Festival with all proceeds going toward raising funds for a canopy to provide shade for the preschool playground at Milliken Elementary. Items for the silent auction are greatly appreciated.

Donation Request Letter 

Details on Dates

Sponsorships due

Must be a sponsor by March 15th for sponsor’s logo to be included on all flyers and posters promoting the event.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is Fri April 14th. Registration can be completed by Fri April 21 with an additional $10 late fee. No lunches can be ordered with late registration.

Set Up Time

Sat April 29 from 7:00am-9:30 – refreshments provided. The area/driveway at the front entrance to the high school will be for unloading only and available only until 9:15am. NO PARKING in this area. (It is reserved for community service vehicles - fire truck and police cars - attending the festival.) Setting up can also be done through the gyms with doors that are accessed from the east side of the high school. More details to follow.

Marketing of Event:

  • Flyers go home to all the local elementary school students at least 2 times prior to the event.
  • Facebook at ‘Children's Festival – Johnstown/Milliken’ and ‘Johnstown Milliken News’
  • Web Site via ‘Johnstown Milliken News’
  • Banners & Yard Signs placed around the community
  • Posters hung locally in businesses and at key locations in community
  • Milliken Water Bill
  • Mini Flyers

Advertise the Event:

11x17 Full Color Poster 

8.5x11 Full Color Poster 

Bilingual Flyer

Mini Handbill, 4/pg 

Your Booth

Must have an Activity for Children

  • Please no face painting at your activity because there is a face painting business that has paid for a booth.
  • The more appealing the activity for children, the longer their grown-ups will linger at your booth!
  • If you need suggestions, please contact

Booth Tips

  • Donate a (promotional) item to the Swagger. It will promote your organization/business with the item, but in addition, attendees will need to visit your booth to get tickets to participate in the Swagger.
  • Donate a (promotional) item to the Silent Auction.
  • Offer coupons, specials, have a drawing, give away small items
  • No sitting – engage attendees
  • Visit Johnstown Milliken News’ Pinterest board on Trade Show Booth Success.

Education Workshop

Making the Most of Your Booth
When: Wed March 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Break From Reality, 10 S. Parish, Johnstown

    Registration and payment on-line:

    Click on the register button to the left.

    Pay via Credit Card or PayPal

    Other Registration and payment:

    Print: Vendor Info and Registration Form
    Checks payable to "
    Johnstown Milliken News"

    Mail with check:

    Johnstown Milliken News
    PO Box 2
    Johnstown, CO 80534

    Drop off locations with check:

    Johnstown Milliken District Preschool
    ATTN: Chanin Gaona
    c/o Letford Elementary School
    2 North Jay Ave, Johnstown


    Johnstown Milliken District Preschool
    ATTN: Chanin Gaona
    c/o Milliken Elementary School
    100 Broad St, Milliken

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