Festival Times:
Saturday, November 9th (10AM-5PM) and Sunday, November 10th (Noon-5PM)

Festival Fun:
All activities (except concessions) are included in the price of admission.

Festival Cost:
$10 (adults need tickets too!) Tickets are on-sale Monday, September 9th at 10 AM.


Thomas & Friends Sing Along Adventure and Meet & Greet
Main Stage


Thomas & Friends are pulling into the station. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the Really Useful Engine and get your photo taken! Join Thomas on a fun-filled, sing along adventure by helping Thomas and Driver Sam plant a garden for Mrs. Topham Hatt! During story time, come on a journey with Thomas, James, and Percy or play with the latest Thomas product! Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap a few photos at the Thomas & Friends photo activity stations!


Show Times:

Saturday, November 9th:
  • Live Show: 10:30am – 10:50am
  • Meet & Greet: 11:30am – 12pm
  • Story Time: 12:30pm – 12:45pm
  • Live Show: 1:30pm – 1:50pm
  • Meet & Greet: 2:30pm – 3pm
  • Story Time: 3:30pm – 4pm
  • Meet & Greet: 4:30pm – 5pm

Sunday, November 10th:
  • Live Show: 12:30pm – 12:50pm
  • Meet & Greet: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • Story Time: 1:45pm – 2pm
  • Live Show: 2:30pm – 2:50pm
  • Meet & Greet: 3pm – 3:30pm
  • Story Time: 4pm – 4:15pm
  • Meet & Greet: 4:30pm – 5pm




Texas Children's Hospital Adventure Depot - Gold Lot


All Aboard for Adventure! Bubble Runners, Mini Go-Karts, Zip-lines, Bungee Jumpers, Inflatable Bumper Cars, Rock Climbing Walls, Obstacles Courses - whew - your kids will wear themselves out exploring, climbing and playing on every inch of Adventure Depot! Then, head over to our double size petting zoo to interact with animals of all kinds. A jammin', jumpin', adventurous time!


All of these activites are included in the ticket price! You won't have to pay extra to enjoy these (or any of the festival's) awesome adventures.




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Occidental Arts District - Pavilion Event Center


It's time to pick up some serious Arts skills! Learn all the essentials of art including line, shape, balance, color and media. Featuring a special classroom with personal classes by Young Rembrandts, special appearances from Frozen's Anna & Elsa + theatre enrichment classes with Drama Rocket and so much more. Kids will get a hands on experience in learning about all of the components of art while creating some of their own. Crafts, drawings and other artistry is just the start of this spectacular exploration of the arts.

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The Woodlands Methodist School Toddler Town - Pavilion Event Center


Calling all toddlers! Join us at Toddler Town, a “festival-within-a-festival” for our youngest festivalgoers, ages 4 and under. This area will feature storytelling, musical performances, arts and crafts, free exploration, theatre enrichment classes with Drama Rocket and a special toddler inflatable!


Toddler Town will offer scheduled activities/performances as well as flow-through activities throughout and because Toddler Town is completely fenced in, your toddlers can explore at their leisure! This area will also be home to the Mommy/Baby Lounge, a quiet and private place to relax, nurse/feed, change diapers, catch your breath and get organized so that you can continue your festival fun.

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Accenture S.T.E.A.M. Station - South Plaza


Full of interactive and educational activities, the Accenture S.T.E.A.M. Station provides every kid with an opportunity to learn in a fun, exploratory environment. We think science is best experienced hands-on - who knows what future scientists, arithmeticians and engineers will walk through The Pavilion's gates next! Featuring kid (and parent) favorite Janet's Planet and a whole slew of adventurous demonstrators and activites (like Little Beakers), this area is not to be missed.


The Pavilion's Instrument Petting Zoo and beloved Children's Festival tradition hat-making will make appearances as well!

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Strike Truck Crossing - Gold Lot


A fan-favorite at Children's Festival, Touch-a-Truck is coming back bigger and better than ever. Learn about the inner-workings of some of the best trucks, tractors and automobiles that The Woodlands area has to offer. Your kids will love to explore this hands-on experience, tailor-made for the adventurer in each of them. This area wouldn't be complete without a super-fun journey on The Pavilion Express - a train ride experience full of surprises and joy!

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Pepsi Central Terminal - North Plaza


Cool off, have a drink and take a seat at the Pepsi Central Terminal! This is a great spot to relax and take a break in the middle of what's sure to be an active day. You can also grab a few temporary tattoos to celebrate the moment.

Don't miss out on The Woodlands Children's Museum's engaging and educational activities or Memorial Hermann's fun area!

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Community Stage - North Plaza


The Community Stage gives local performers the chance to SHINE! Enjoy performances from an ensemble of talented students from the area surrounding The Pavilion. The Pavilion exists to help put the arts in your hands and giving local students the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience helps further that mission.

Sky Station - Pavilion Lawn


Set your eyes on the sky! Kids can build and decorate their own kites and fly them on the hill. The fun doesn't stop there - kids can also be outfitted with colorful parachutes and run in our parachute races. These races are a hallmark activity of the festival and are not to be missed! Make sure to check out the photo-op on the hill with our tent in the background - certainly a sight to see. Before leaving the hill, stop to pan for gold and see what treasures you can find!



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Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | The Howard Hughes Company Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Texas Children's Hospital Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Occidental Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Lexus

Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Lexus Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light Sponsors | Saint Arnold Brewing Company