Family Fest 2012

Press Release

Posted: October 4, 2012

Lorain County Community College will host its 19th annual FamilyFest from 12- 5 p.m., Saturday, October 20 on the LCCC campus.

This year’s event will include lots of food, entertainment, hands-on kids’ activities, inflatable attractions, pony rides, trick-or-treat for kids and an open house of the entire campus. Admission to the festival on the LCCC campus is free.

FamilyFest will include a Scholar Salute to honor top high school graduates in Lorain County as well as Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) students and Early College High School students. The Scholar Salute will be held at 1 p.m. on the Courtyard Stage.

Entertainment on the Courtyard Stage will begin at 3 p.m. with singers Adam Hamden and Shawna Sheffield, both LCCC students. The teen rock band Broken Flame will perform from 3:30-4 p.m., and the folk rock band Daylight is the Dream will play from 4:15-5 p.m. Singer Nia Covington will perform from 2-3 p.m., at the Stocker Amphitheater.

Art Fest at FamilyFest will be held in the Stocker Arts Center. It will include art demonstrations and items for sale by LCCC arts faculty and instructors in the LifeLong Learning program. There will also be live music in the Stocker Arts Center lobby during the Art Fest. Children will have the opportunity to add their own unique artwork in an outdoor Chalk Art Fest on the sidewalk outside Stocker Arts Center.
As usual at FamilyFest, kids’ activities abound. The Kids’ Zone offers kiddie rides, food, a family-friendly picnic area, free hands-on activities, pony rides and live entertainment. The kids will also enjoy special character appearances by some of their favorite cartoon friends.

Children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes for the campus-wide trick-or-treat event presented by LCCC’s Student Life. LCCC students will lead the kids all over campus to collect treats from costumed hosts. Trick-or-treat will be held from 1-4 p.m.

A long-time FamilyFest tradition, the Pie Walk will again feature Mama Joe’s Pies. The Pie Walk event is a “musical chairs” type of activity where participants can win pies from Mama Joe’s Pies. LCCC’s Staff Council sponsors the Pie Walk. The Pie Walk tent will be located just outside the Nord Advanced Technologies Center building.

The Pony Rides will be located in the University Center courtyard near the Physical Science and Health Science buildings. Tickets for pony rides and inflatable attractions will be $2 each. Coupons will be available at to download.

And don’t forget to check out the LCCC academic divisions, including demonstrations in Engineering, Allied Health and Nursing and others. Be sure to stop by the new Culinary Arts building for a culinary demonstration by LCCC Executive Chef Eric Petrus. Plus, more than 45 community organizations will be on campus in the Courtyard Tent. You can get information about all kinds of services that are available to you as a Lorain County resident.

Food from a variety of vendors will be available to purchase.

In the event of rain, the Courtyard Stage entertainment and Scholar Salute and will be moved inside to College Center Commons.

For more information, call the LCCC FamilyFest hotline at (440) 366-4109, email or visit  


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