Race Into Spring Festival Set for Saturday, April 9

Event Is Free and Open to the Public

Spring Festival

The April 9th Race Into Spring Festival is a family event featuring many free attractions, including a petting zoo.

Now that the flowers are starting to “spring” up, Richmond International Raceway is celebrating the return of the spring season with its second annual Race Into Spring Festival. Kids of all ages are invited to this free event Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for lots of family-friendly activities!

In its second year, the Race Into Spring Festival displays have more than tripled, offering families more fun activities to enjoy.  

This year’s fun-filled event features:

·         Petting zoo, featuring an alpaca, sheep, goat, rabbit, pony, pig, chicken and ducks

·         Candy-filled egg hunts for children, ages 0-12 (times listed below)

·         Complimentary snacks: popcorn, lemonade and water

·         Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and sodas will be available for purchase

·         Face painting

·         Moon Bounce and The “Big” Race Bounce/Slide

·         Richmond International Raceway Pace Car

·         Games, including bowling, bean bag toss and ladder golf

·         Music from 93.1 The WOLF

·         Displays, exhibits and giveaways from:

o   Balloons & Things

o   American Diabetes Association

o   BOKA Truck

o   BUBBA burger

o   Camp Hanover

o   Dave & Busters

o   DRIVE SMART Virginia

o   Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp

o   Henrico 400th

o   Henrico Police and Fire Departments

o   Kings Dominion

o   Mary Kay Cosmetics

o   M.I.N.K.S. Youth & Family Services

o   Miss Motor Speedway

o   Henrico County Police Athletic League

o   Richmond Family Magazine

o   Richmond Flying Squirrels (with appearance by Nutzy and player autographs from 11 – 12)

o   Richmond Kickers (with appearance by Kickeroo)

o   Richmond Raiders (with appearance by Risky and Lady Raider autographs)

o   RichmondMommies.com

o   Rubicon, Inc.

o   St. Joseph’s Villa – Lewis Children’s Center

o   VABODE, Inc.

o   VCU Athletics (with appearance by Rodney Ram)

o   Virginia 529 College Savings Plan

o   Virginia Department of Health

o   Too Smart 2 Start Coalition

§  Urban League

§  Council of Commonwealth Parenting

§  Project Connect

§  Capital Area Health Network

§  JR Tucker High School Tigerettes

§  Commonwealth Catholic Charities

§  Regional Drug-Free Alliance

§  School Nutrition Services

§  Summerdale Apartments

Attendees are asked to enter the property at Gate 4, located off of Laburnum Avenue near Carolina Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public.

Egg Hunt Times :

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. (0-3 years old)

11:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (4-7 years old)

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (8-12 years old)

1:00 p.m.-1:20 p.m. (0-3 years old)

1:20 p.m.-1:40 p.m. (4-7 years old)

1:40 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (8-12 years old)

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