“Noogs” were a main attraction at the 2016 Reyes Adobe Days this past weekend in Agoura Hills. The brain-child of this year’s Grand Marshal Butch Hartman, Noogs are the funny-looking stars of his Noog Network app for kids. Hartman–creator of the Nickelodeon series the Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom and Tuff Puppy–thought the characters would provide interactive fun for kids during the weekend festivities.
“I came up with the idea of doing a ‘Noog Hunt.'” said Hartman, who will premiere his new show, Bunson is a Beast, on Nickelodeon next year.”I thought this would be a fun way for kids to get to know Agoura better, and we kept the locations to here at the park.” The winner(s) will get to tour Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank with Hartman himself.
McKenzie Phillips, 12, said she couldn’t wait to take part in the hunt. “It’s going to be lots of fun,” she said.
As part of RAD’s Imagination Gallery, Tracey Lee Stum, an award-winning chalk artist, demonstrated her 3-D, interactive street art at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site. Stum began street painting in 1998 and is considered by peers, festival directors and viewers alike as one of the finest street painters today. “This is a great privilege,” said Stum, who received a Guinness World Record for the largest street painting by an individual. “I really love showcasing my work to the residents and kids.”
Enjoy the weekend’s highlights in our exclusive photo gallery below (Photos courtesy of David Pascal):