The 17th Annual

February 05-06, 2022

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Presented By:

February 05-06, 2022
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT. 06103
COST:   Adults $10 Kids 12 and under $5 Free ride with Kids Admission

Tickets Available at the door.

Cash only, ATM’s

140,000 Sq. Ft of Kids Entertainment.
Carnival Rides & Games.

COST:   Adults $10 Kids 12 and under $5 Free ride with Kids Admission

Tickets available at the door.

Cash only, ATM’s AVAILIBLE

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo.
Live Stage Entertainment Including a Magician.
Gymnastic, Martial Arts & Dance Demos.

Come and see why the 2022 Connecticut Kids Fair is going to be so exciting.

Connecticut Kids Fair 2022

Looking for fun family and kids events near you?

Look no further than the Connecticut Kids Fair on February 5-6, 2022! In partnership with Harte Auto Group and iHeartMedia, this exciting kids event is filled with all kinds of fun activities for children of all ages. From kids entertainment, rides and exhibits to kids attractions, games and prizes, your family will have a fun filled day. And when it’s time to head home, your little angels will be all tuckered out and ready for a peaceful night of sleep. Lucky Mommy and Daddy (or Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles, the list goes on)!

This CT Kids Expo 2022 will be conveniently located at the Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford, CT, so you can get out of the cold and on with the fun! Jump into our huge indoor carnival including pony rides, video games, RC Slot Car Racing, magic shows, gymnastic and martial arts and dance demonstrations, Interactive and educational displays, and even fashions shows! Not only will there be a ton of fun for kids, but parents and caretakers will also find one-stop-shopping for the latest products and services for growing families, including national, state and local companies offering product samples and valuable information for home safety, education and more. Plus, there will be live entertainment, celebrity appearances and loads of other family activities.

Featured Events at the 2022 CT Kids Expo Include:

    • Magic Show: Highlights from “Magic & Beyond” featuring “The Magic of Illusionist David Garrity“.
    • Yo-Yo Guy: The Yo-Yo Guy is an interactive performance with yo-yos, unicycle & a giant yo-yo that John Higby walks on!
    • Bwana’s Wildlife Show: Bwana Jim is an experienced animal handler filled with enthusiasm & an outrageous wit.
    • Kids Fashion Show
    • Vacation Ideas
    • Face Painting & Art Projects
    • Family Resources

So don’t sit home over the weekend of February 5-6, 2022 just thinking about fun activities to do with the kids. You can go to a fun place for children of all ages that’s filled with attractions and entertainment galore! It’s a fun family day out loaded with smiles, laughs and good times, a definite memory maker, be sure to bring your camera!!!

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Connecticut Kids Fair Event, produced by Jenks Productions
Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Meet Super Why

Meet Super Why at the Connecticut Kids Fair, Produced by Jenks Productions


Highlights from the “Magic & Beyond” performance may include hilarious stunts of apparent mind reading,an incredible illusion where a table mysteriously floats around the stage and out into the audience, “dangerous” stunts, a beautiful and artistic illusion involving ordinary Hula Hoops that perform extraordinary magic and a hilarious Houdini-style “Escape Challenge.” David Garrity uses visual magic and illusions combined with music, pantomime, situation comedy and audience participation to entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds. David performs over 400 shows annually around the U.S.A. and internationally. David’s show has been seen at theaters, theme parks, colleges, fairs, corporate functions and countless other events. Recently, David’s show “Magic & Beyond” has been seen at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, NJ; the National Theater in Washington, DC; Silja Cruise Lines in Sweden; and a tour of exclusive all-inclusive resorts along the Yucatan Peninsula on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. In 1991, David formed his own production company, Entertainment Magic. Since then, Entertainment Magic has been responsible for creating entertainment and productions for some of the largest companies and events in the United States and internationally.



John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy!  He has performed his unique high-energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the world yo-yo champion title and 4 Guinness World Records.  He has been featured on David Letterman, Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, Comedy Central, The Guinness World Record Show, Fetch with Ruff Ruffman on PBS, and even has his own Topps trading card!  ESPN magazine coined him “Unsung Hero” of 2008.  The Yo-Yo Guy is an interactive performance with yo-yos, unicycle, and a giant yo-yo that John walks on!  Specializing in family shows, this show is great for all ages!



Bwana Jim is an experienced animal handler filled with enthusiasm and an outrageous wit. He presents the craziest and most educational wildlife show ever! Jim specializes in reptiles such as snakes, alligators and turtles, but his show also includes other critters such as wallabies and exotic birds. Bwana Jim has a rare gift for handling animals and shares his knowledge in an incredibly fun and entertaining way. Come out and see Bwana’s Wildlife show!


If you are interested in attending other expos or events in Connecticut and the surrounding areas, make sure to check out the Jenks Productions’ full expo schedule including our renowned wedding & bridal expos and home shows.

Exhibitor Name Booth Number Product
Villari’s Martial Arts Center 100 Martial Arts
Sea Tea Improv 102 Comedy
Yale School of Medicine-Child Study Center 106 Child Study
24 Peace 1104 Clothing
Rolling Video Games of New England 1112 Rolling Arcade,Etc
Cabela’s 1202 Outdoor Store
Original Things 1205 Toys Reversible Umbrellas
The Bling Stop 1212 Face Painting, Henna, Sand Art, Arts and Crafts
Underground Truffles Chocolate 1218 Truffles
GODJ Entertainment 1220 Entertainment Services
Renewal By Andersen Southern New England 1222 Windows, Doors 1228 Internet Resource – Kid’s Activities
Hartford Yard Goats 1230 Baseball Team/Tickets/Mascot
The Lasik Vision Institute 1302 LASIK Eye Surgery
Metro-North Railroad TRACKS Program 1304 Railroad Safety
National Federation of the Blind 1306 Canes-Guide Dogs- Braile
Haskins Labratories 1308 Educational Research Info
CT Kids and Family 1312 Publication-FP AD
Wonderland Whimsical Parties & More 1314 Themed Birthday Parties for All Ages
Festival King 1318 Toys, Games
Ironhawk Financial 1319 Financial Services
CareFree Home Pros, LLC 1322 Home Improvements
My Connecticut Kid’ 1323 On-Line Events, Activities, Parks, Recreation For Family Fun & Day Trips
UConn KIDS 1324 Information
Mad Science 1328 Children’s Activities, Slime , Oysters, etc
Tiny Sprouts Surrogacy 1329 Surrogacy
John Casablancas Model & Talent Management 1330 Modeling Agency
Silver City Quarter Midgets 1332 Junior Motorsports
Rescom Exteriors 1402 Home Improvements
Eclectiques 1403 Kids Back Packs
Little T Quarter Midget Club 1404 Midget Club
I’m N.O.T. Gonna Get Ticked 1405 Natural Tick & Mosquito Sprays
Mandell JCC 1407 Summer Camps & Programs
Have Some Fun 1408 Interactive
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement 1409 Educational
Elaborate Weddings & Events 1412 Event Planner; Birthday Parties
Magical Memories Entertainment 1413 Photo, DJ, Video, Magician, Photobooth
Dynamic Percussion 1414 Music Lessons Drums & Percussion
Arthur Murray Dance Studios 1418 Dance Lessons
Brick Swap USA-Lego – Traveling Display 1419 Lego
A Blend Above 1420 Dips, Spices
Power Home Remodeling Group CT 1421 Windows, Doors, Siding
CHIPS Program 1422 Child Id Program
Shimmering Ever After 1423 Embroidered Apparel & MIckey Ears
Sarah’s Sandbox 1424 Sand Art
TIAA-CREF 1425 Educational
Exploria Resorts (Pocono Resorts by) 1428 Resorts
Connecticut Science Center 1430 Science Center
Punny Peeps 1431 Children’s book with a Free “peep”
Tink Digital Inc. 1502 Draw & Play Video Games
New York Life 1503 Financial Services, Child ID Program
Macri Enterprises, LLC 1504 Childrens Products
Golden Year Behavorial Health 1505 Counseling/Therapy
CTConnecticut Home Solutions 1506 Home Remodeling
Joseph Solimene, Dream Vacations 1507 Travel
T-Mobile 1508 Mobile Communications
Nomads Entertainment-South Windsor Entertainment L 1512 Entertainment, Arcades, Parties, Venues, Catering, Bowling
Lux Renovations/Owens Corning 1513 Owens Corning Basement Finishing Systems & Windows
High Road Schools of CT 1514 Private Special Education School
Chiromark 1515 Chiropractic Services
Kitchen Magic 1518 Kitchen Remodeling
YAY Lab @ Child Study Center 1519 Studying the neural mechanisms of irritability and emotional dysregulation in children and youth.
Hamilton Getaway 1520 Event Planning, Invitations, Travel
Culligan by Water Co of New England 1521 Water Conditioning
Bandits Place Animal Rescue 1522 Animal Rescue
Wishing Pixies – Letts Play Inc. 1524 Children’s Products
2 Gals Doll Clothes 1528 clothes for american girl doll, emoji pillows, kids Toys
Northwest Mutual 1530 Financial Services
Olde Tyme Toys 1532 Children’s Toys; Sugar Straws
Harte Auto Group 1602 Auto
Boston Red Sox 1603 Selling our 2020 Kid Nation Packages , Baseball Team
Access Health CT 1605 Health Care Services
CPTV 1606 Public Tevelvision
Golden Bell Entertainment 1607 Children’s Books, Graphic Novels, and Animation
Amazing Face Art 1609 Face Painting , Henna
Buy Buy Baby 1612 Baby Products
Connecticut Parent Magazine 1613 Family Magazine
CareFree Home Pros, LLC 1614 Home Services
Usborne Books & More 1615 Educational Children’s Books, Plush Toys that go along with Books
Leaf Filter North of New Jersey, Inc. 1618 Leaf Filter
Spray it New 1619 Make your own tye die Shirt
Submarine Force Library and Museum 1620 Submarine Force Museum
Talcott Mountain Science Center 1621 Education/Science Center/Scholarship
Mystic Aquarium 1622 Aquarium
Magic of Christopher 1623 Entertainment
Outpatient Mobile Services 1625 Mobile Outpatiet Services
Connecticut Partnership for Children 1629 Children’s Services
Community Health Resources (CHR) 1631 Foster Care Awareness
Yankee Home Improvement 1702 siding,windows,roofing,sunrooms,baths
Edward Jones 1704 Financial Services
Aruba Tourism Authority 1706 Travel
Behr Bras 1708 Nursing & Non Nursing Bras
Teach Art 2 Me 1712 Face Painting, Art Lessons
Comicfolds 1713 Minifigures, Wallets, Pillows
Judson Family Chiropractic 1715 Family Chiropractic Practive
Marvelous Mouse Travels 1716 Disney Vacations
The Hartford Courant 1718 Publications (Magazines, Newspapers etc.)
Vista Home Improvement & Luxury Bath 1719 Home Improvements
Power Home Remodeling Group CT 1720 Windows, Doors, Siding
Comkey Therapy 1721 Speech Therapy
KWC Marketing LLC – InnSeason Resorts 1724 Tourism,Vacations/Vacation Homes
PM Pediatrics 1726 Pediatrics
Operation Fuel 1727 Fuel Program
Natalie35 1728 Hair Straightner
SoVita Chiropractic Hartford 1729 Chiropractic Services; Posture Analysis
Keith Alan Productions 1806 Entertainment;Photobooth,DJ, Portable Mini Golf Course
Bwana Jim’s Wild Life Show 1807 Wild Life Show
New England Novelty 205 Children’s Toys Novelties, Patriotic, 2nd Amendment and Election Items
Webz Caricatures 305 Caricatures
Connecticut Dance Academy 306 Kids performance dance team and dance instruction
Elizabeth Lott 307 Financial Services
People’s Products, Inc. 6101 HR40 Replacement Windows, Energy Audits
Balloon Max Balloons Balloon Decor
LTD Animals PONY PETTING ZO Petting Zoo
Roaming Raceway TRAIN Train

For Immediate Release January 27, 2020

CT Kids Fair is Fun for Kids of ALL Ages

Top Event List: Bwana’s Wildlife Show, Yo-Yo Guy, Dave Garrity, SUPER WHY and Clifford the Big Red Dog

East Hampton, CT— January 27, 2020 Jenks Productions LLC announced the return of the 16th Annual CT Kids Fair to Hartford. The fair is taking place at the Connecticut Convention Center on February 8th and 9th. Presenting sponsors for this year’s show are the Harte Auto Group and iHeartMedia.

Entrance to the show is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission for children includes one free amusement ride. Attendees will enjoy presentations by artists, gymnasts, dancers and more. Scheduled entertainment and activities are geared to attract enthusiasts of ALL ages. David Garrity of Magic and Beyond will present his “Magic of Illusions.” Animal lovers will delight at the presentations at Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show. John Higby—the Yo-Yo Guy, is sure to impress by dazzling the crowd with his wildly entertaining tricks.

Because we know that the average family or group that attends this show range from 1 year old up to Grandma and Grandpa’s age, we really focus on diversifying our vendors and especially our entertainment. Older kids and tweens or teens love the wildlife show, magician and yo-yo presentation. Little kids never tire of playing on the rides- so just as we have had in the past, there are plenty of amusement rides. Kids admission price includes one free ride.” Well known vendors such as the Boston Red Sox, Cabela’s, Hartford Yard Goats and Mystic Aquarium will all be present with exciting displays and giveaways.

What to Bring to the CT Kids Fair Expo?

Wesley Jenks, Vice President of Jenks Productions, has some suggestions for attending the expo. “Parking is convenient at the CT Convention Center. Regardless of the weather, you can find a spot in the adjacent garage. Wear comfortable shoes and get there early so that you can sidestep crowds and see the full event listing. You won’t want to miss anything.” He added, “Bring cash with you. ATM’s are also available, but for the sake of time, just drop by your bank’s ATM on your way to the show so that you are ready to head straight in when you arrive.” This year’s small business vendor list is stacked with face painters, balloon artists, and retailers specializing in products for kids and families. There is surely something for everyone.

Connecticut Kids Fair Event Information

  • Date & Time: Saturday February 8th, 2020 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday February 9th, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
  • Location: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT 06103
  • Ticket Price: $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under – admission for children includes one free amusement ride
  • Entry Ticket Purchase: Tickets are available for purchase at the door.
  • Additional Show Information & Updates at

About Jenks Productions

Jenks Productions uses modern techniques combined with traditional formats to produce top notch trade shows, expos and events that increase customer visibility, boost sales and expand brand recognition. Trade shows remain an integral component to effectively market businesses within the wedding industry, home improvement industry and more.

Founded in 1979, Jenks Productions (East Hampton, CT) is an industry leader in large and medium scale expos in the Northeast. The company offers booth space, operational services, marketing, advertising, and brand recognition services to exhibitors at their numerous events.


Jenks Productions and The CT Kids Fair are registered trademarks of Jenks Productions in the United States. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Fun, entertainment, exhibits, prizes and more are what you’ll get at the Connecticut “KIDS FAIR”, February 3-4, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford. Here’s one-stop-shopping for the latest products and services for growing families, including national, state and local companies offering product samples and valuable information. Plus, we’ll present entertainment, celebrity appearances and loads of activities for families with busy babies and toddlers.

There will be Pony Rides and a Petting Zoo, magicians, a stage area featuring events like a kids fashion show, a kids play area, amusement rides and much, much more!

Get the kids out of the house for some fun time at the Connecticut “KIDS FAIR”!