Ryan Dynneson kisses Jasper, a gray horse, on Saturday at the kissing booth hosted by Rein Dance during KidFest at McGee Park in Farmington. Organizers
Ryan Dynneson kisses Jasper, a gray horse, on Saturday at the kissing booth hosted by Rein Dance during KidFest at McGee Park in Farmington. Organizers expected more than 25,000 people to attend the annual children's event. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON — As his mother looked on, Creed Covington climbed up a ladder and got strapped to the zip-line during KidFest on Saturday.

"There's my crazy 3-year-old," said his mother, Cristie Covington, looking up from the ground at her son.

Moments later, Creed leapt from the platform and sailed down to his mother.

The Covingtons were among the thousands of people who attended Saturday's event at McGee Park. Organizers expected more than 25,000 attendees at this year's event. About 20,000 attended KidFest last year.

"The kids were super excited," Covington said after recovering her son from the zip-line. "They knew it was going to be superheroes."

Superheroes was the theme of this year's festival, and throughout McGee Park, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man posed for photos with the hoards of children.

Cheryl Dale brought two of her daughters, Dominique, 6, and Destiny, 12, to the festival, along with Destiny's friends, twins Maria and Socorro Gomez, both 11.

The four girls enjoyed running through the water provided by San Juan County firefighters.

As a mother, Dale said she enjoyed getting information on what is available for children in San Juan County, including Girl Scouts and dental care.

After playing in the water, the four girls headed over to the kissing booth to meet Jasper, a gray horse. Dominique climbed up on the step stool and rubbed the horse's forehead.

"She's loved horses since she was a baby," Dale said.

Jamie Sanders and her daughters Hannah, 8, and Jayce, 7, also went to visit the horses at the kissing booth.

"I heard about (KidFest) on the radio a lot, and we live right next door," Sanders said.

The girls eventually decided not to pet the horses and instead explored more of the events.

As they left, on a stage next to the kissing booth, Lillian Rudder, 6, and her friends, Kaylynn Thompson, 6, and Madison Thompson, 3, sang "Let It Go" from Disney's hit movie, "Frozen."

"I watch 'Frozen' all the time, and I sing a long," Rudder said after finishing singing.

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.