Children’s Book Festival 2021
Join us for a Children’s Book Festival at the Main Library. Event is normally held every other year. The 2021 event will feature musician Jim Gill, author & illustrator Jacob Grant, food trucks, carnival games, balloon animals, costumed characters, and more!
Event date and time
Saturday, October 9: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
at the Main Library (200 West Washington Street, Bluffton, IN 46714).
Author and Performances in attendance
Find out more about the authors by clicking on their names. There will also be books and CDs for purchase at the event and a chance to get them signed.
- Jacob Grant – illustrator and author (Jacob will also be presenting at Wells County Schools on Thursday and Friday)
- Jim Gill – musician and author
- 9:30 am: Doors Open – Meet Elephant & Piggie
- 9:30 am – 2:30 pm: Carnival games, bounce house, local authors, meet Elephant & Piggie, and 100 book or CD give-a-ways
- 10:00 am: Jim Gill performance
- 10:30 am: StoryWalk tour
- 11 am-2 pm: Balloon Animals
- 11 am-3 pm: Food Trucks
- 11:15 am: Jacob Grant presentation
- 1:00 pm: Jim Gill performance
- 2:15 pm: Jacob Grant presentation
Food and Truck Vendors
Several local food trucks will be selling meals at the event along Washington Street. You’ll want to make sure you bring some cash with you to enjoy food, but most should accept credit card.
- Uncle Matt’s BBQ Shack – enjoy BBQ and chicken legs for the kids
- Outhouse Foods – upscale sandwiches/wraps, veggies, and hot dogs with a few kid-friendly options
This great event is free for the public because of the generous support of our sponsors.