Event is normally held every other year. The Children’s Book Festival for 2020 has been postponed until Saturday, October 9, 2021.
The 2021 event will feature musician Jim Gill, author & illustrator Jacob Grant, food trucks, carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, costumed characters, and more!
See information about previous events below.
Children’s Book Festival 2018
Join us for a Children’s Book Festival at the Main Library.
Event date and time
Saturday, October 6: 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 (cash or check only) and a chance to get them signed.
- Troy Cummings – illustrator and author (Troy will also be presenting at Wells County Schools on Thursday and Friday)
- Jim Gill – musician and author
- 9:30 am: Doors Open – Meet Pete the Cat & Clifford
- 10 am – 3 pm: Carnival games, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, food trucks, and 100 book or CD give-a-ways
- 10:00 am: Jim Gill performance
- 10:30 am: StoryWalk tour
- 11:15 am: Troy Cummings presentation
- 11:45 am: Clifford and Pete the Cat meet-and-greet
- 12:30 pm: StoryWalk tour
- 1:00 pm: Jim Gill performance
- 1:45 pm: Pete the Cat and Clifford meet-and-greet
- 2:15 pm: Troy Cummings presentation
- 2:30 pm: StoryWalk tour
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.
- Yergy’s BBQ – enjoy pulled pork and BBQ sandwiches
- Bravas – upscale burgers and dogs with a few kid-friendly options
- Big Dipper Ice Cream – enjoy various ice creams for dessert
This great event is free for the public because of the generous support of our sponsors.