by Festival Correspondent, Judi "Scoop" McWilliams
Part of the fun of going to a festival and event, is the adventure along the way! This adventure started out with a visit to our family in
Carassauga offer families a chance to travel the world using Festival “Passports”. As you visit each Pavilion or Country, your Passport gets stamped. You can travel to Africa,
Once we got the “lay of the land”, we took our own Festival Nomad tip and ventured out to the furthest Pavilions housed in outdoor tents. We were trying to beat the traffic of fellow eager festival goers.
One of my favorite Pavilions was the
The Kids Zone offered fun-filled activities including sports demonstrations, interactive children’s entertainment and face painting at the Kids Zone located at the Hershey Sports Centre – Soccer Field, on the lower level. For children visiting Carassauga, a trip to the Kids Zone is a must see. It is the perfect place for younger Festival visitors because it was created just for kids 12 years and younger. There are lots of games, energizing activities and children’s entertainment all in a family friendly atmosphere. Entrance included with the price of an Adult Festival Passport admission. The Kids could even meet Carassauga’s Mascot Carra!
Carassauga is an experience that is best described by “awesome”! The best way to capture this experience, though, is to take the time to visit personally. From the cuisine to costumes, to the art and demonstrations, to the music and folklore dancing, to the theatrical sketches and intricate creations made around the world, it all is amazing.
Our advice to you for your Carassauga adventure … arrive early, pace yourself, be patient as many people attend … but, the adventure of exploring so many multicultural experiences from around the world is worth the travel to Mississauga for Carassauga!