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North Country Kid's Expo 2023

Jump Into the Family Fun Zone

The Annual North Country KIDS EXPO will be a day of fun for families, with play zones, performances, demonstrations and vendors. Experts and representatives will be set up to share resources and information on area opportunities for families, from health care to after school activities, to regional attractions. Kick off the spring with this great event for your family!

Saturday March 11th, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

SUNY Canton Roos House Athletic Center

34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617


Kids (12 and under) are FREE! (Thanks to sponsorship by St. Lawrence Health)

$5 Admission for 13 & older (Cash Only)

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Kids attend FREE thanks to St. Lawrence Health


Entertainment hosted by North Country Savings Bank

Events & Activities Schedule

Interactive Performances

Sing along, drum to the beat, and dance with us!

​Throughout the day, children can engage in various educational musical programming and activities. Each artist will invite kids and their families to join in to sing, play, and dance within a "workshop style performance". Everyone is welcome to join the band, feel the rhythm, get into the groove and dance to the beat!


10:00am - 11:00am

Music with Starcazia

Starcazia is a North Country artist who produces her own music and sings children's favorite classic songs with visual artistry to engage in cooperative play.

Bomba Ferra 1

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Soft Drumming with Bomba Ferra Drum & Dance

Bomba Ferra invites everyone to learn to play the djembe drums drum! Over 20 djembe drums will be shared, along  with musical shakers and other percussion instruments to learn and play with.


2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dance with the Native American Traveling College

The Dance Travel Troupe from Akwesasne will showcase native indigenous songs and dances. Families are invited to join and learn their cultural duck, snake, and stomp dance!


Vendor Highlights


Antique Boat Museum

Located on the 1,000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, the Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater boating museum in North America. The ABM's collections hold over 320 unique boats and thousands of related artifacts and archives! Visit for nautical flag coloring and remotely operated vehicle demos.

Nicandri Nature Center

Located in Robert Moses State Park, the Nature Center provides a perfect place for learning and exploring from, hiking trails and nature exhibits to an aquarium and observatory. Learn more about the Center with their Nature Experts, while kids get creative with nature themed arts & crafts!

St. Lawrence County Historical Association

Located in Canton, their museum serves as and educational resource for the use and benefit of the citizens of St. Lawrence County and others interested in the County's history and traditions. The Association collects and preserves archival material and artifacts pertinent to the County's history. Visit their booth for special touch table activities and giveaways!

Visit St. Lawrence County

There's plenty to do and explore in the largest geographic county in New York State! For fun family activities, daytrips and staycation ideas, visit with one of our Tourism Professionals from the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Stop by and take a selfie with photo props!

Child Care & Day Camps

4-H Camp Overlook

Summer Camp located in Malone, NY for ages 6-19

Canton Day Care Center

Non-profit, Community Based Child Care Program

Fostering Futures

Check out their coloring station and learn about services for youth unable to be cared for by their birth families or legal guardians.

St. Lawrence Child Care Council

Child Care Information & Referrals


Receive individualized support and resources to enhance the quality of your early childhood program.


Ancient Earth Skills

Learn vital practices with their Wellness and Wilderness Training Center. Check out their "Figure 4 Deadfall Trap Demos" at 11AM and 1:30PM

Clarkson University

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) activities

Deep Root Center

Alternative Educational System for Ages 5-19


Providing educational resources for affordable, healthy, and locally grown food. Children can play Jenga and other activities to learn about St. Lawrence County's food system and healthy eating practices.

Little River Community School

Alternative K-12 Schooling

SLC People Project

Teaming area undergrads with K-12 students.

Sol Learning Center

Alternative Educational System K-12

St. Catherine of Siena Academy

Make your own stained glass suncatchers!

SUNY Canton Early Childhood Program

Create a Brown Bear mask and experience interactive book readings of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"

Family Services

New York Life Insurance Company

Insurance Information for Parents and Families

Northern Credit Union

Kids can learn how to prepare for the world financially, with onsite educational resources. Take a spin on the prize wheel, or enter their raffle to win a grand prize!

Sprouting Families

Offering a baby comfort station! Parents can sit in a private area with comfortable seating to feed your baby and change diapers. A read aloud, baby wearing demos and coloring activities will also be provided!

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office

Providing Safe Child ID Cards

Health Care

Cancer Prevention in Action at SLC Health Initiative

Bracelet Making, Construction Paper Experiments, Sun Safe Doll Dress Ups

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

Pediatric Services

Committed Home Care

Learn about Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Programs and make your own charm bracelets

Fidelis Care

While parents learn about health insurance opportunities, kids can take a spin on the prize wheel, and take a photo and with their mascot, Fidelisaurus!

St. Lawrence County Public Health

Open enrollment to Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program. Story time, children's book readings. Providing COVID-19 updated booster doses to individuals ages 5+

St. Lawrence Health

Integrated Health Services

United Helpers

Kindness Quilt Activities to be displayed at Canton Mental Health Clinic


BRKK Tees and Embroidery

Order and watch live as your t-shirt is made!

Grasse River Outfitters

Helmets & Strider Bikes. Kids can take a test Strider spin with balance bike demos!

Kim's Cheesecake on a Stick

Cheesecake and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

Natural Nook

Natural Herb Blends & Samples

Sewing 4 U & More

Capes, Masks, Key Chains & Blankets. Kids can decorate their own free superhero mask!

Twila Basley Crochet

Stuffed Animals & Winter Accessories

PaperPie (formally Usborne Books & More)

Books & Educational Toys

SUNY Canton: Joey's Concessions

Joey’s, located next to the main entrance of the Roos House and across from the main entrance to the Kids Expo, will be open during the event from 9AM-3PM, offering snacks and beverages for sale.

KID BIZ Vendors

Support the next generation of local young entrepreneurs!

Charlotte's Delights

Cookies, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fudge & Rice Krispie Treats

Fable's Cool Creations

Buttons, Keychains, Earrings, Bracelets, Magnets & Potholders

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Purchase your favorite Girl Scout Cookies! Recruitment information available & Craft Area.

The Jewelry Queens

Bracelets & Rings

Leo's Creative Corner

Bracelets & Keychains

Fun Zone Activities

Hula Hoops

Corn Hole

Registration & Sign-Up


We are seeking experts and representatives to share resources and information on area opportunities for families, from health care, to after school activities, to regional attractions. Exhibitor spaces are available for all the activities mentioned, as well as businesses and organizations that cater to families.

If you are offering an activity, you will receive a 2nd booth free!

Deadline for Exhibitor Registration is March 1st.

CLICK HERE for Exhibitor Registration

** KID BIZ: New This Year **

Young Entrepreneurs Opportunity

If you are age 6-18, sign up for a booth to give your business a try! Are you up for the challenge? Watch a special orientation video, provided by SUNY Canton's Small Business Development Center, to get you ready for the Expo!

CLICK HERE for KID BIZ Orientation Video

 Got a Question? Need Help With Something?

For more information about the event, including vendor information:



E-mail Kathryn Puleo, Destination Services Manager


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