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Plenty of Kid Fun at Upcoming Conejo Valley Days
For adults growing up in the Conejo Valley, some of their fondest memories are of going to Conejo Valley Days (CVD). A new generation of kids will make their own memories as the 55th Annual Conejo Valley Days kicks off on May 4.
There is plenty in store for children and families at this year's CVD, including "Familyville,"
For young musicians, a completely "hands-on" museum of music will be at CVD. "A World of Music" will include hundreds of instruments from around the world that kids can play. An ongoing rhythm workshop, a Blue Man Group station, a kid's band area and electronic instrument section are all included.
Ever wonder what's it's like to walk on water? You can at CVD this year. WOW Bubbles (http://www.wowbubbles.com) enables kids to get inside 6 1/2 foot diameter "bubbles" that are placed in a shallow pool. "Kid can walk on water while in the enclosed plastic bubble," says Mary-Catherine McBride, CVD co-chair. "It's an amazing experience and completely safe."
In addition, CVD will feature a petting zoo, pony rides and a "spider" climb, plus games booths organized by local nonprofit groups.
On Friday, May 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Corral 37 (http://www.eti37.org), the Conejo Valley Chapter of Equestrian Trails, Inc. (ETI), will host timed speed events, where participants compete on horseback against the clock and each other. The competition takes place at CVD's 3,000-seat arena "CVD is donating the facilities to Corral 37," says McBride. "This is a free event that doesn't require a CVD entry pass."
On Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 and 5, ConejoX3 motocross freestyle competition featuring X Games multiple Gold Medal winners Todd Potter, Chuck Carothers and Greg Hartman along with other top riders take over the arena. On Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m., Ventura County's first "extreme rodeo" will be the main attraction. Included in the rodeo will be bull riding, trick roping and riding, bull poker and plenty of cowboys, cowgirls, costumed riders and clowns.
For more information or to order tickets in advance, go to http://www.conejovalleydays.org. CVD admission for kids 6 through 12 is $5; ages five and under are free. Adult admission is $8. ConejoX3 and the rodeo require separate admission. Follow CVD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
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Conejo Valley Days entertains 55,000 visitors each year over five days. With carnival rides, vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, games, food & a wonderful community spirit, it is a celebration perfect for the whole family. conejovalleydays.org