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Kids can celebrate with the TV show FESTIVAL! all year long in River Falls

As summer wanes and the carnivals shutter one by one, there is one fun spot that continues to attract visitors – especially kids.  FESTIVAL!

The show’s short stories and skits featuring clowns, cartoon characters, puppets and animated objects teach kids about appropriate social behavior year round on the City of River Falls’ community television channel. 

Set at local parks and businesses, FESTIVAL! is designed to capture children's attention and inspire their imagination with an entertaining rapid-fire succession of performances. The award-winning show uses art, music and humor to take a look at right and wrong and how people treat each other, touching on sometimes difficult subjects important to children - such as bullying, safety and cultural differences - in a fun and entertaining way.

The show's producer, Tim Montgomery (pictured here) is a graphic designer at KSTP-TV - St. Paul, a former print journalist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the author of a series of children’s books.  At RFCTV, Tim has been able to produce, script, direct, shoot, and edit FESTIVAL! often using RFCTV public access equipment.  Over the last three years, Tim has gotten his family involved in producing the 20-minute show every one to two months.  His three kids, ages 9 – 13 can be found in front of and behind the camera having fun, learning, and making a difference in their community.

FESTIVAL! is cablecast on River Falls Community Channel 16 at 7 a.m. and Noon every day.  You can also watch it on-demand through the RFCTV website.