Science, history and Spam; Event aiming to introduce youngsters to Austin’s canned meat

Published 10:12 am Monday, March 7, 2016

The Hormel Historic Home is taking Hawaii’s lead in introducing Spam to area youngsters.

The Hormel Historic Home will host the free Spam Kids Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 12.

The family-friendly festival may be common to residents in Hawaii, but the birthplace of the miracle meat in a can hasn’t had an event to celebrate the product in many years. The HHH’s goal is to educate the youngest members of the community about the history and uniqueness of the Spam brand.

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With activities geared to entertain and teach kids ages 2-12, the event aims to be a great family activity. Activities will include crafts, Spam taste testing, a science presentation, Spam stories from World War II and child-approved tours of the Historic Home.

The Spammy and Sir Can-A-Lot characters will make an appearance for great photo opportunities.

The event will conclude with a 1:30 p.m. musical performance by the Spare Parts band playing the canstruments — instruments made from Spam cans.

Guests can come to the free event at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.