Join us for our annual Back to School Fest Saturday, July 31 from 9am- 12pm at Paddock Mall!

The Paddock Mall and our partners will be giving away FREE backpacks to those in need at our annual Back to School Fest on July 31 from 9am-12pm in Center Court. Backpacks will be stuffed with basic school supplies. Backpacks are limited to one per child for grades PreK-12 and advanced registration is required.

Backpack registration:

In addition to our annual backpack giveaway, please join us in celebrating the start of a new school year with live entertainment, balloon art, crafts, and more!

When reserving your child's backpack, please use the child's first and last name to reserve their backpack.

Backpack pick up will be July 31 from 9am-12pm at the Paddock Mall in Center Court. There will be stations set up based on the first letter of your child's last name. Your child will be able to pick out the style of backpack they prefer.

If you cannot pick up your backpack due to transportation limitations on July 31, call 352-237-1223 to arrange for the backpack to be dropped off at your child's school.

*Please note we have a SunTran bus stop at Entrance 1.

This event is sponsored by Paddock Mall, AdventHealth, Skanska, The Bullard Family Foundation, Kids in Need Foundation, Ocala Electric, and Jenkins Kia of Ocala.