Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 5:00pm


Classic fun, new adventures and old favorites can all be found at the first night of Oketmberfest at Kid’s Night! Completely free and open to all this year’s events will be located at the Central Iowa Fair Grounds. Supervised open play and structured activities for the littlest of tykes, and older children.  Enjoy food vendors and the carnival too!!


5:00-9:00 p.m. Gopher State Carnival returns to Marshalltown! Wristbands only $20.00 for all night!!

5:00-5:45 p.m. Little Miss & Little Mister Registration open to all area 1st and 2nd Graders at the Registration Table with crowning beginning at 6:00 p.m. All registrants must be able to ride in the Saturday morning parade, if chosen. All are invited to the most magnificent spectacle for the crowing of Little Miss & Mister Oktemberfest that will be chosen by a random drawing in front of friends and family on the Main Stage!

5:15-6:15 p.m. Free 1⁄4 mile Color Run Registration at the Registration Table. The run will take place at 6:30 p.m. and is open for families! All participants will be doused in colorful powder a they run the course. Wearing white will show off all of the vibrant colors!

Outside Kids Activities:

5:30-7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet with Princess Ariel, Spiderman, Princess Jasmine and Captain America
5:30-7:00 p.m. Big Wheel Races
6:30-7:00 p.m. Color Run

Main Stage:

5:30-6:00 p.m. Aerial Artist Megan Loreen
6:00-6:15 p.m. Crowning of Little Miss & Little Mister Oktemberfest!