Children’s Trust Family Expo Saturday at Miami-Dade County fairgrounds

The Children’s Trust annual free Family Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center, Arnold Hall and Fuchs Pavilion, 10901 Coral Way, West Miami-Dade.

The expo is the largest free family event in South Florida, according to the Children’s Trust.

“This year’s event features an interactive booth hosted by HistoryMiami that marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew with do-it-yourself radar images; a study of cloud formations; hurricane preparedness kits; and a look at the swirling vortices of tornadoes,” according to a news release. “Families will also find nearly 250 other exhibitors, live entertainment and children’s theatrical presentations, bounce houses, puppeteers, face painting, balloon sculptors, stilt walkers, magicians, and beloved storybook and television characters, like Maisy, Llama Llama, Elephant & Piggie, Geronimo Stilton, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. Sign language interpreters will be on-site throughout the event.”

Admission, parking and all activities and entertainment are free. Access to the fairgrounds is off Coral Way (Southwest 24th Street) on both 112th and 109th Avenues. For more information about The Children’s Trust Family Expo, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.