Press Releases

BabyLand Fall Fest – Sept 13, 2014

Welcome the Fall Season at BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga.

Welcome the Fall Season at BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga.

11-Year-Old Returns To BabyLand General For Barbeque Competition

Eleven-year-old Mackenzie McCarty of Warminster, Pa., returns to BabyLand Oct. 24 & 25 to compete in Kids Q Barbeque  Competition.

Eleven-year-old Mackenzie McCarty of Warminster, Pa., returns to BabyLand Oct. 24 & 25 to compete in Kids Q Barbeque Competition.

CLEVELAND, Ga. (Immediate Release 2014) – Eleven-year-old Mackenzie McCarty of Warminster, Pa., returns to BabyLand General® Hospital in the North Georgia Mountains, to compete in the Kids Q at the Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown and Fall Leaf Festival, a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Sanctioned Event, Oct. 24 & 25, 2014.

At the age of nine, the competitive student and first-time BabyLand visitor, wanted to win one of the Kids Q Prizes, which was a BabyLand Exclusive Cabbage Patch Kid in a chef’s hat and apron. Her dad, Ryan has been the “guinea pig” for the different barbeque recipes for two years. What started as a “stop” at BabyLand for the McCarty family has turned into an annual four-day trip to Cleveland, Ga. This year, mom, Brenda, signed up to be an arts and craft vendor.

Brenda wants her own parents to come to the BBQ Throwdown at BabyLand, because it was her Mom, Karen, who made dad, Harry Gledhill, stand in line in 1983 for her first Cabbage Patch Kid, Adorie Elka. Cabbage Patch Kids became a part of this family’s history. Brenda was thrilled to discover there was a BabyLand General Hospital, home of the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Now, the Hillbilly Hog Barbecue has become an annual visit, they are hoping to come to other events and bring their friends.

The young, second-generation, Cabbage Patch Kid mom, Mackenzie, already busy with horseback riding, archery and taxidermy, now adds barbeque competitor to her list of acquired skills.

Trained in culinary arts and a KCBS Backyard BBQ competitor, Heather Sinyard, Event Organizer, is dedicated to the significance of getting young people involved in this competition. “At this stage it is a family commitment. Barbeque is more than just putting chicken or pork on a grill. Just like the adults, the young people have to consider barbecue flavors, charcoal heat, timing and presentation. From an educational standpoint it is a class in chemistry, business time management, culinary and artistic food styling. Just like the Guidelines for KCBS competitions, Kids Q is just fun!”

The Kid’s Q cooking competition is sponsored again this year by BabyLand General® Hospital. Each child competing will be provided with a grill from the Southern BBQ Challenge, prep area, and the meat they have to barbeque for judging. This year, the competition will be for the best pork chop. The kids are encouraged to use their creativity in their cooking method, seasoning and presentation for judging. All contestants will bring their own cooking utensils, cooking supplies and seasonings.

There are two age levels to compete in: the Mini Pit Masters, ages 6-10, and Junior Pit Masters, ages 11-15. Each child is required to have an adult supervise their activities during the contest and may assist with lighting fires, handling knives, etc., but cannot help with the actual food preparation or cooking. Each age level only has 12 spots available and they are already starting to fill up. Top cooks in each category will receive a $50 cash prize and an Exclusive Cabbage Patch Kid® from BabyLand General® Hospital. Second place in each category will also take home a $25 cash prize. All participants will receive a commemorative Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown souvenir.

This Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Sanctioned competition brings Professional, Backyard and young people from 6 to 15 from all over the Southeast to compete in different categories with prizes totaling $11,000 to the competition in Cleveland, Ga. For the professional and backyard categories, 65 highly qualified KCBS judges come in from many different states, including some from as far away as Indiana and Kentucky. They award points based on appearance, taste and texture.

This competition at BabyLand is also part of the Southern BBQ Challenge (SBBQC), which means the possibility of winning an additional prize purse at the end of the year. This is an important event to those shooting for the Challenge Cup at the end of the year because the Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown is a member contest in the SBBQC so all cook teams earn double points for competing in Cleveland.

The Throwdown will feature a professional KCBS competition including several teams featured on popular BBQ shows, a “King of the Grill”. In addition to the barbeque competition there is will be a People Choice Tasting tent, food vendors, rib eating contest, arts & crafts, corn box and more fun for the kids at BabyLand General® Hospital and in the Piglet Playland.

Parents or kids interested in the Kid’s Q can get more information, including the official rules and application by visiting the Throwdown website at and clicking on “Participant Forms & Info” tab or they can contact Heather Sinyard at 706-809-0139 or heather@hillbillyhogbbq.comHHBTD logo wo date

Toys R Us Hosts 10 Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids Sparkle Parties In Canada – Aug. 16, 2014

Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids

Sparkle Party

Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Toys“R”Us locations across Canada

Admission: FREE


At the 10 Toys“R”Us stores, customers will have the opportunity to celebrate by having their photo taken and placed in a specially designed Cabbage Patch “Twinkle Toes” Kids frame. They can visit the decorating station to make their photo frame sparkle just like Skechers’ Twinkle Toes shoes!


Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Toys“R”Us locations:

  • Cross Iron Mills, Alberta
  • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Laval, Quebec
  • Argyle, Orleans, London, Kitchener, Whitby, Barrie, and Sherway Gardens, Ontario.


$5-off coupon for all Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids at Toys“R”Us event locations.

For the very first time Cabbage Patch Kids partners with Skechers’ brand of Twinkle Toes shoes to get their twinkle on with their very own pair of light up shoes! Each CPK sized shoe lights up when tapped and is a miniature replica of the most popular Twinkle Toes styles!  To mark this fashion-forward occasion for the iconic toy brand, Toys“R”Us will host 10 celebration parties in flagship stores across Canada.

Like the originals, each Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kid is one of a kind, just like real kids, and comes with removable fashions, a birth certificate and adoption papers with a unique name and birthday and the iconic baby powder scent that everyone loves and remembers.


Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party – August 16

Sip tea with the family at the Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party. Reservations 706-865-2171, Ext. 0.

Sip tea with the family at the Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party. Reservations 706-865-2171, Ext. 0.

Make reservations today to join the Cabbage Patch Kids and Little People for tea at BabyLand General Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 16th, 2014, at 2 p.m. Sip tea in the beautifully decorated BabyLand Ballroom. Cost is $12.

Sign Up For An Hour Cabbage Patch Kids Craft Class

IMG_1740Color a T-shirt in a fun art session that includes  the shirt, snack and a little souvenir. CHOOSE ONE DAY, Monday through Friday, July 7-18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am. The hour and a half session at BabyLand General Hospital is a perfect activity this summer for a family to do together in the Georgia Mountains. Cost is $15. Call for reservation 706-865-2171, Ext. 0.

Look for Kraft Ranch Dressing Television Spot

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Cabbage Patch Kids fans can enjoy the new Kraft Ranch dressing television spot which began airing Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party-June 21, 2014

Having Tea Together in the BabyLand Ballroom is fun!

Having Tea Together in the BabyLand Ballroom is fun!

Cabbage Patch Kids Summer Tea party is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the BabyLand Ballroom. Dress up and taste finger sandwiches, scones, cookies, cupcakes and tea. Enjoy beautiful summer gardens in the Georgia mountains. A fun gathering for everyone. Make reservations today, 706-865-2171, Ext. 0. Cost is $12.

Cabbage Patch Kids Costume Characters will be participating in the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

(L-R) Amy Sue, Brian Josh, and Mary Alice are best buddies.

(L-R) Amy Sue, Brian Josh, and Mary Alice are best buddies. Mary Alice will be home to attend the Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party on April 26th.

Cabbage Patch Kids Costume Characters will be participating in the

 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll


The 2014 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”  The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling.  The activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.


Cabbage Patch Kids costume characters Brian Josh and Amy Sue are excited about being at the White House and participating in all the activities. They hope Cabbage Patch Kids parents and family will come out and join them. The ‘Kids always look for reasons to have family gatherings, whether in Washington, D.C., at the White House or BabyLand General Hospital, their 70,000 sq. foot home in the small mountain community of Cleveland, Georgia. The ‘Kids enjoy making connections across the United States as well as reaching out to family worldwide.


This will be the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with more than 30,000 people visiting the South Lawn that include games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.

Souvenir White House Easter eggs first became an annual keepsake in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people.  The tradition continues this year with four colorful eggs and the official First Dog’s egg, which features First Dog’s Bo and, for the first time ever, Sunny.  These collector’s eggs are available to view or purchase at


To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit  Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on April 21, 2014 on  You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by visiting Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.

2014 Collectors Club Spring Event


Spring Event 2014