A day of FAMILY FUN for your preschooler at the 46th annual Yellow Balloon Fair on Saturday, May 12th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, at Community Nursery School.


Join us for Community Nursery School’s 46th annual Yellow Balloon Fair! Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities, and crafts for preschoolers and their families. Highlights include:

  • Farm animals
  • A bouncy house
  • DPW trucks to explore
  • Crafts and fair games (including a life-size Candyland game!)
  • Live music
  • Face painting
  • Fairy houses
  • Raffle and silent auction items
  • Slushies, pizza, and BBQ

Next Steps:

  • Each child (2 years+) will need an admission ticket.
  • Game tickets are for playing the games and other activities at the fair.
  • Raffle tickets are for raffle items only
  • Please remember to bring your receipt for the tickets you purchase to the fair to speed up the process even more!

How To Buy tickets:

  1. When you click any of the “Add to Cart” buttons on this page a new browser window will open with the items showing in your PayPal cart.
  2. Come back here to this window to purchase other ticket items, those items will appear in the same Paypal cart window with your previous ticket choices.
  3. Once you have chosen all the types of tickets you want, simply go to the PayPal cart browser window and choose checkout

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location (rain or shine): Community Nursery School, 2325 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA

Fee: Admission is $2 per child (2 years+); adults and babies under 2 are free!

Buy Admission Tickets:


Game, and raffle tickets priced separately. Tickets can be purchased in advance (see below). Cash and credit cards accepted.



10:00am Fair Opens
11:00am Food Concession Opens
1:30pm Raffle Drawings and Silent Auction Close
2:00pm Fair Closes



The 46th annual Yellow Balloon Fair wouldn’t be possible without our Fair sponsors. We extend our heartfelt thanks for their support.

We would also like to thank the local businesses and community members sponsoring the concessions and donating favors. We are very grateful.

Many thanks for the generosity of all of our sponsors, and please let them know that you saw their names at the Fair!

Ticket Sales

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the Fair at the door (cash and credit cards accepted) and also in advance, either at CNS (for CNS community members) or via PayPal (see below).

Game Tickets

Avoid the lines, and buy GAME tickets in advance. You may use game tickets to participate in games and crafts or to purchase food items. These tickets are $1 each, with a discount for buying multiple tickets. Tickets will be provided to CNS families in your student’s folder, or held for the general public at the Admission table.

To plan for the number of game tickets you need, view the games and crafts list and the menu.

# of Tickets

Raffle Tickets

Raffle Ticket purchase options coming soon!

More Information

If you want to learn more about the Fair, contact the Yellow Balloon Fair Co-Chairs at YBF@cnslex.org.

Donations and Sponsorships

To donate a raffle or auction item, or to sponsor a Fair activity, contact the Yellow Balloon Fair Co-Chairs at YBF@cnslex.org.


To sign up to volunteer at the Fair, and fulfill community service hours for grades 5-12,
contact the Yellow Balloon Fair Co-Chairs at YBF@cnslex.org.