Kudos to KidFest

KidFest and the children's sandcastle contest were a big success.

Raise your arms if you love kidfest: The crowd at the main stage at KidFest in Parksville’s Community Park cheer loudly

Raise your arms if you love kidfest: The crowd at the main stage at KidFest in Parksville’s Community Park cheer loudly

The day may have set some records, says Rob MacKay, a spokesperson for Quality Foods.

The local grocery store company hosted their 2012 Kids Sand Castle Building Competition, coinciding with the annual KidFest in Parksville Community Park on Sunday.

Quality Foods is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and they were giving out plenty of prizes to the kids for their sandcastle efforts on the beach. The prize giveaway event at 1:30 p.m. was well-attended and garnered plenty of cheers for the winners in various age categories.

Overcast skies and the threat of rain didn’t keep people away. In fact, there appeared to be more people than ever at the park. MacKay noted quickly that he thought there might have been more entries in QF’s sand castle event than ever.

The weather stayed warm, the rain held off, and families enjoyed the day.

There were games, prizes, food and fun for the whole family at the Parksville KidFest Sunday.