Face painting in the CVEX kidzone

There is plenty of fun to be had in the KidZone, for kids of ALL ages. Facepainting, petting zoo, bouncy castle, train rides, trout fishing and more!

  • Farmer for A Day
  • Track ‘n Trail Kids’ Fun Run
  • Hay Rides
  • Cowaline Interactive Milking Cow
  • Farmer Andy & Joanna photo cut-outs
  • It’s a Trout Time Fishing Pond
  • Zucchini Races (Saturday @2)
  • Bounce-A-Rama
  • DoCo the Train
  • Face Painting by Cathy Corbett

Farmer for a Day

Collecting the eggs at the CVEX kidzoneMs Cowaline at the KidzoneHave you always wanted to try being a farmer?

At the KidZone children have the opportunity to help Farmer Andy with the farm work. You can experience the picking of an apple from a tree, gathering eggs from a hen, and digging in the dirt for potatoes.

For an even more life enriching experience, try out the interactive milking cow station – Ms. Cowaline!


Track ‘n Trail

Track & Trail at the KidzoneLace your runners for the Track ‘n Trail Fun Run coordinated by the Comox Valley Road Runners. We hope to add endless fun to the running experience. With 3 age and distance categories there is fun for everyone to join in.  The ‘Marshmallows’ ages 5 and under will run a 500m dash followed by the ‘Chicklets’ ages 6-9 running a 1km loop and finishing with the ‘Truffles’ ages 10+ running a 1.5km riverside trail run.

  • First 75 runners registered will receive a t-shirt
  • All participants will receive a ribbon.
  • Prizes awarded to first girl and first boy of each category.

To participate in this fun running experience, register on race day (Saturday August 26th) at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds Dove Creek entrance (on Dove Creek Road) from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

  • Warm up: 9:45 Horse Track – Start Area
  • Race time: 10:00 AM Marshmallow Runners (rest to follow)
  • Awards: 11:00 am Horse Track – Start Area

The only cost to entering the Track N’ Trail Fun Run is the regular entry fee to the Comox Valley Exhibition.  A parent or guardian signature is required to participate in this event.

Extreme Zucchini Race

CVEX Extreme Zucchini Race in the KidzoneLet’s take racing to the next extreme. If you’ve got a great imagination, passion and the skills to turn a zucchini into a great racer, come and enter the Extreme Zucchini Race.

  • Race car must be made of a real zucchini
  • Wheels can be any type or size
  • Zucchini decoration is encouraged and is part of the judging
  • Zucchini race car can NOT be motorized
  • Maximum width of entry is 10″

Bring your Zucchini car ready to race!  Race Starts Saturday at 2pm


  • Little Racers (6 years and under)
  • Big Racers (7 to 12)
  • The E-Racers (13 and up)
  • Extreme Racers – all ages (developmentally challenged)
  • All ages welcome!

It’s a Trout Time Fishing Pond

Trout Time at the CVEX KidzoneHey Kids – come on down to CVEX and try your luck in our Trout Pond. CVEX is having its 3rd annual Trout Pond, open to ages 6-12 for FREE!

We supply the pond, the trout, the gear and the teacher. There are over 300 trout for you to come and try your luck in catching one. Learn from the PROS to help you catch, clean and store your fish to take home with you for supper or release back into the pond for someone else to try catching it. Sponsored in part by Canadian Tire.  Fri 12-2  & 4-6      Sat 10-2  & 4-6     Sun 10-12  & 2-4

Clicking on the thumbnails below will open up a pdf file that you can print out
for your child to colour.


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