Kids Rule at Kid Fest

Kids Rule at Kid Fest

Clear Channel Radio has been putting smiles on the faces of thousands of kids throughout Southeast Texas with their annual Kid Fest celebration and this year is no different. Clear Channel has teamed up with Conn’s to welcome the return of the 14th annual Kid Fest on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Beaumont Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s the Super Bowl of all kid parties,” said Mark Guzman, director of promotions at Clear Channel Radio in Beaumont. “There are plenty of activities planned again this year including the return of the popular KidFish and something new called Gamin’ Ride.”

Gamin’ Ride features a Mobile Video Game Theater that houses state of the art gaming consoles, high-definition displays, the most popular multiplayer game titles, and proprietary 4D interactive technology. The mobile theater immerses gamers into a 4D interactive party experience courtesy of vibrating simulation seating, game scents and XBOX 360, PS3, Wii and the ultimate in high-definition gaming. Gamin’ Ride is a leading provider of mobile interactive entertainment services and attractions in the United States.

KidFish is a traveling non-profit organization based in Little River, which is located between Austin and Temple, dedicated to facilitating and educating a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts.

KidFish brings a portable fishing pond indoors that allows youngsters to fish. According to their Web site, KidFish hopes to instill in children a deep appreciation for the sport of fishing as well as awareness and respect for the conservation of the environment and its natural resources. Fishing is a lifelong pursuit that is as much about spending quality time on the water with family and friends as it is about catching lots of fish. The outreach programs give children and families the opportunity to experience a tradition by introducing them to the balance of nature and the concept of stewardship.

Of course, The Examiner will be in on the action as well and will be giving away six brand new bicycles every hour so make sure you come by the booth to register.

The fun-filled day will also focus on education, safety, environmental practice plus visit with members of local agencies.

“Labelle Volunteer Fire Department also returns and they teach kids the importance of safety and emergency education and Acadian Ambulance will be on hand to provide information that will help encourage healthy living, safety awareness, and help save lives.”

For more information, view any of the Clear Channel Web sites at,, and or call (409) 896-5555. The Beaumont Civic Center is located at 701 Main St.