Kids Building Wisconsin: Annual event features hands-on activities for kids

August 25, 2021 (Fitchburg, Wis.) – On Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the community is invited to attend Kids Building Wisconsin (KBW) a free event for children ages 3-12 to explore the vast possibilities of a career in construction. The majority of the event is held outdoors, and the event is following COVID-19 CDC guidelines that does not requires masks for outdoor activities.

Free parking & shuttle provided (masks are required on the shuttle)
The seventh annual KBW, organized by the non-profit organization of the same name, will feature 40+ fun and educational hands-on activities. Highlights include boom lift rides, big construction equipment, the Home Depot and the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenter’s kids building workshop, nail hammering contests, painting activities, burn trailer demonstrations, virtual and augmented reality activities, and much more.

“We are really looking forward to our 2021 event,” says Robert Thayer, Board Member.

“We canceled the 2020 event and postponed this year’s event – it usually occurs in May every year – to keep the safety and wellbeing of attendees top of mind. We are grateful for our exhibitors and sponsors who continue to see the value this event brings to the construction industry,” Thayer continued.

The event is made possible by 57 area sponsors that represent all sides of the industry. Additionally, masons, bricklayers, operating engineers, carpenters, laborers, contractors, and industry professionals will be on-hand to share their expertise and excitement for construction with attendees. Our interactive exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids to explore, and prizes given to all children for participating. In addition, the first 3,000 kids in attendance will receive a free hard hat. On-site food
sold by Roman Candle and glitter tattoos round out the fun.