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Apr 27, 2014

 
 
 "Go Fly A Kite! Day"

Sunday, April 27, 2014
 
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Berks County
Youth Recreation Facility, 1098 County Road, Bern Township
 
Free Admission - $2.00 Parking Donation
 
The sky above the Berks County Recreation Facility will be filled with brilliant colors and a variety of shapes & creatures, as all levels of kiters, from beginners to professionals, enjoy a festival celebrating the high-flying fascination of kiting.  
 
Watch exciting demonstration by our hosts the Sky Pilots Kite Club and other experienced kiters as they show off their skills and kite creations.  Throughout the day, they will demonstrate different types of kites in the air and on the ground. 
Children of all ages can join in the fun as they learn to make their very own kite and decorate it in the Sled Kite Workshop held throughout the day. Later on, they may fly their kite in the Sled Kite Contests to win a prize! Sled Kite contest divisions include: "Most Colorful", "Funniest", "Most Imaginative", "Highest Flying" and "Best Overall".             
Contest judging begins at 3:00.
 
Girl with Kite
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  Lehigh Valley Zoo "Birds of Prey" 12:30-3:30 pm with shows at 12:30 & 2:00
 
  Bloomin' Balloon hot ait balloon demos by Steve Esser, Kutztown at 1:00 & 3:00
 
  Hyner Hang Gliding Club, Annville
 
  "Solar Observations" with Berks County Amatuer Astronomy Club, 12:15 & 2:30
 
  Children's Activity Area- Inflatable Ride from Ozzy's Family Fun Center; Pony Rides and Face Painting

 

 
 
Newspaper Kite Division
Newspaper Kite Division
 Kite contest registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and contest judging begins at 3:00 p.m.   The Newspaper Kite Division is a contest in which eligible entries are made almost entirely of newspaper. Kites must be made from newspaper and must be able to fly. We look forward to seeing what shapes & sizes will appear in the sky this year! 
Kites, banners and more will line the Contest field and will be judged before the end of the day.
 
Professional kiters are encouraged to bring their homemade kites an enter them in the afternoon contest, for the following divisions.
 
Adult and Yourth:
        Cellular/Dimensional
        Stunt/Multiple Line
        Flat/Bowed/Delta
        Soft/Semi Rigged
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Go Fly A Kite! Day

Kite designs and instructions:  www.my-best-kite.com/how-to-make-a-kite.html
 
Due to the close proximity of the Reading Regional Airport, all kite flying is restricted to 350 feet from the ground.  This event is presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department and the Sky Pilots Kite Club. Refreshments are available.
 
        
 
 
 
Directions to the Youth Recreational Facility

Location: Youth Recreation Facility
This event is 4 miles from you (19601).

12 PM - 5 PM

Contact: Becky Richards
Email: parks@countyofberks.com
Phone: 610.374.2944
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