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An Exciting Fundraising Event for Childhood Cancer in Honor of Ty Louis Campbell


Join us for a celebration of childhood as the Muddy Puddles Project, the official charity of Peppa Pig, welcomes families to forget about the stresses of everyday life and get messy.

The eighth annual Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest” honors Ty Louis Campbell, a young boy from Pawling, NY who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of five in 2012. In remembrance of Ty, Mess Fest is a day devoted to setting free the inner child reminding everyone — of all ages — to laugh, play, and most importantly get messy!

WHAT: The Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest.” A fun, family-oriented celebration of kids being kids in honor of those who can’t.

WHO: Up to 1,500 attendees can attend this outdoor event, which is wide enough to allow for social distancing. In the first seven years, we have had more than 14,000 in attendance and raised approximately $600,000 for childhood cancer research at the Mess Fest alone (2013-2019 combined)

WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

WHERE: Kiwi Country Day Camp, 825 Union Valley Road, Mahopac, NY 10512

The event will include a visit with Peppa Pig (the most popular animated preschool program in the US, who absolutely loves jumping in muddy puddles), along with zip lines, splatter paint, pie tosses, slip ‘n’ slides, food fights, muddy puddle jumping, a “slopstacle course” and so much more. The Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest” is a family fun event, but more importantly, it is a fundraising platform for childhood cancer research through the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation.

Throughout Ty’s cancer treatment, he yearned for the day when he would be well enough to jump in muddy puddles again, a simple pleasure that his disease took away from him. In Ty’s honor, we ask participants to let their children come and enjoy the simple pleasures of being a kid as a tribute to those who are unable to do so. For more information visit muddypuddlesproject.org.