The Council for the Arts of Herndon produces the Children's Hands-On-Art Area at the Herndon Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The Children's Hands-On Art Area will again be located in the Kid's Alley at Station and Lynn Streets.

The Children's Hands-On-Art Area will be filled with lots of fun and surprises for young children. Make a finger puppets, paper wreaths, kaleidoscopes, create and decorate your own musical instruments, build a flower fence and more. Kids can get creative with the help of our featured crafts and try brass rubbings or linoleum block prints.  Skilled artisans such as Chinese calligraphers will be on-site to create their work in front of your eyes!  Enjoy over a dozen unique and fun crafts for children.

Come and experience what wonders you can create in the Children's Hands-On-Art Area this year at the Herndon Festival and remember - it's FREE! 

Check out the Kid's Alley Entertainment Schedule to see the amazing street performers that keep the Kid's Alley full of surprises and excitement.

Model Train Display:

The Washington, Virginia, & Maryland Garden Railway Society creates an amazing garden train display interwoven around colorful flowers and landscaping. Stop by and visit the display located next to the Depot Stage. The display runs on Saturday and Sunday. To learn more about this organization visit

Sponsorship Opportunity:

Are you interested in sponsoring this year's Children's Hands-On Art Area?

Check out the Sponsorship page to find out more about this and other opportunities to support this year's Herndon Festival.

Festival Sponsors 2014

Volunteer Opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire community service hours for high school, college or other service organizations. Girl and Boy Scout troops are especially welcome to volunteer and service patches will be provided. If you or your group would like to volunteer in the Hands on Art area, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children's Hands-On Art area accepts volunteers 12 years and older.  Volunteer times are flexible and are usually assigned in two-hour shifts.

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