"If you have small picky eaters, they will be able to have something," Glenda Bernhardt, development coordinator for the Junior League, said.
Parents are encouraged to use the event as bonding time with their children.
On hand to help facilitate that bonding will be Kids in the Kitchen, a Junior League
program that helps teach parents and children how to make healthy snacks at home, and local businesses that will show parents a variety of classes and opportunities to get their little ones moving.
"We really try to make it so anyone can get what they want," Bernhardt
Sir Purr from the Carolina Panthers and Monkey Joe from Monkey Joe's will attend the festival before facing off in a highly anticipated showdown of skills.
"It should be fun for the kids to watch," Bernhardt
"It has continued to grow and change," Bernhardt
"It just keeps getting bigger, bigger and bigger!"
In fact, the festival has become so popular that, this year, the Junior League
is already seeing a high demand for pre-sale tickets on its website.
"We've never seen anything like this with online ticket sales," Bernhardt
All proceeds from the day's events will go to help the Junior League
provide more healthy services for local children, such as Big Shots Saturdays, which help provide immunizations to local children.
Funds also will go toward supporting health scans for children, Kids in the Kitchen and community nonprofits that focus on children's health.
"All the money we bring in from the league supports our healthy child initiative," Bernhardt