For the Kids & the Family

As part of the Afton Arts & Crafts Festival, inspiring youth of all ages … a variety of activities are planned for kids, students and their families each day, between 9:00am – 4:00pm, in the parking lot at First Baptist Church, located at 30 Caswell St., Afton. The Greater Afton Chamber of Commerce thanks FBC for sponsoring these activities!

Saturday, August 20
Student Art Show – Greater Afton Area/Home School Students up to Grade 12 will have their art on display, 9:00am-4:00pm, in FBC’s Social Hall. See their clay projects, paintings, photographs, colored pencil, pen-and-ink sketches, paper Mache, and more creativity! (more information below)
• Registration opens at 9:00am for the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. Registration closes at 2:00pm Judging is at 3:00pm. Contestants may register as an individual chalker, or as a family/group. Being a competition, there will be PRIZES! (more information below)
David Black, Magician will be performing three 20-minute magic shows, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.
Matchbox Car and Track will be up on Saturday only, 9:00am – 4:00pm, in Family Life Center.

“Operation Safe Child ID Program” 📌

During the Afton Arts & Crafts Festival, on Saturday only, August 20, from 10:00am-2:00pm, get your kids IDs… at First Baptist Church of Afton.

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office participates in a statewide program that provides, FREE of charge, child identification cards for children under the age of 18. Families receive a card that has the child’s picture, fingerprint image, date of birth, height, weight, identifying marks and medical conditions printed on it that can be used by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States to help identify missing children.

Sunday, August 21
Student Art Show – Open in the Social Hall, 9:00am-4:00pm (more information below)
Balloon Artist Jerry Keebler entertains, from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Enter the Student Art Show!

Want to showcase your talent?
Here’s a FUN and FREE opportunity!

Plan to participate in the Student Art Show being held at the First Baptist Church during the Afton Arts & Crafts Festival, on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21.

All Greater Afton Area/Home School Students up to Grade 12 are encouraged to showcase their schoolwork and hobbies.
Submit your displayable art (including clay projects, paintings, photographs, colored pencil, pen-and-ink sketches, paper Mache, etc.).

Submissions are due between August 15-19:
Mon-Tues-Fri 9am-2pm, or Wed. 8am-1pm,
at the First Baptist Church, 30 Caswell St., Afton, in the Church Office. 

Teacher/Parent should TAG each submission on the back or bottom of the item, with: FIRST NAME / LAST INITIAL.

For more information on the Showcase, email: [email protected]

The Afton Arts & Crafts Festival is a free event to attend hosted by the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce, August 20-21, from 9:00am-4:00pm each day, on Main Street in the Village and at the Fairgrounds. The Student Art Show will be open at FBC during these days and times as well, and located in FBC’s Social Hall.

FBC Afton’s Sidewalk Chalk Contest Saturday, August 20


  • All participants are assigned an approximately 6’x6’ designated square upon registration.
  • Designs must not exceed beyond their designated square.
  • Registration and drawings begin at 9am. Registration closes at 1pm. Judging will take place at 2pm.
  • All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages; no lewd, graphic violence, gore, or nudity.
  • No political messages, words or symbols intended as advertising.
  • Photos of the event will be taken, First Baptist Church of Afton reserves the right to use photographs for social media, promotion, and publicity purposes.
  • Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they deem necessary.
  • Organizers are not responsible for any damage or defacement done to any drawings before the judging occurs.
  • Spaces will be assigned on first-come first-served basis
  • Official judging is based on a 1-5 scale, on first impression, creativity, skill, and use of color. Decisions of the judges are final.
  • We encourage participants to share their artwork on social media. If you do post, we request the use of the hashtag #FBCAfton
    or tag us on Facebook: @FirstBaptistChurchofAfton


  • Individuals & Family/Group:
    1st Prize – $25 Gift Card to Frog Pond Farms
    2nd Prize – 2 Free Lunches to Main Street Grill and Bakery (appx. $20 value)
    3rd Prize – Free Large Specialty Pizza to Sal’s Pizzeria (appx. $20 value)