Do you have plans for this weekend? There is lots to do in Rhode Island – let me suggest an event or two that would be perfect for active families interested in sharing RI culture with their au pair. As part of the Au Pair Program, Host Families share American culture and local cultural experiences with their live-in childcare provider. Au pairs come to the US to provide skilled, flexible, affordable childcare to American families interested in cultural exchange who need full or part time live-in care.
This weekend, you have options. Both involve food, which I am told is a big reason to attend an event! Both are also annual events, so you can go again next summer, too! They are both multi-day events, so go to the St. Rocco Annual Feast & Festival on Saturday and save the Washington County Fair for Sunday (or go Friday night, too!). Both events will have live music, too!.Grab your friends and head out for a weekend of summer fun!
First, the annual festival at St. Rocco’s Church will have a food court full of Italian delicacies and baked goods, such as their famous doughboys, sausage & pepper sandwiches, macaroni with meatballs or sausage, and fried eggplant. American foods will be available too, plus some homemade pastries made by some of the parish women. At their religious articles stand, rosaries, medals, holy pictures and other religious articles can be purchased for a modest price. Although this is a family event, there will be ice cold beer on tap (in a separate, enclosed, over-21-only area) all four days of this event. There will be games and raffles, too, with a Grand Raffle prize of $5,000.00!
Next, check out the best agricultural fair in the state, the Washington County Fair, which started two days ago and runs through Sunday. There is nothing like a summer fair and summer food! If you have any room left after St. Rocco’s feast, come see what Richmond, Rhode Island has to offer. The rooster crowing contest is just two hours away, and tonight, you can see a tractor pull, horse pull, swine show, and a horse-shoe pitching contest, all before country start Chris Cagle takes the stage at 9pm!
Admission to the fair is $10 for adults and children under 10 are free! Bring some extra cash for food, though, and maybe some cotton candy or candy apples. Contact me, Joan Lowell, your Local Area Representative for Go Au Pair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.309.1925, with your questions. Your family will find au pair childcare is affordable, flexible and like no other childcare experience in Rhode Island!