Bring Your Family to FOX 50’s Fabulous Free Family-Friendly Event This Saturday

FOX 50 Family Fest The fall weather is creating a perfect backdrop to enjoy the outdoors, and FOX 50 is inviting Triangle families to join them in downtown Durham for a day of fun this Saturday, October 3, 2009.

The first annual FOX 50 Family Fest will take place at American Tobacco.  The folks at FOX 50 are hoping it will become an annual tradition.  The celebration runs from noon until 5pm.

“We thought this would be great for the community, pulling people together and celebrating families,” said FOX 50 Non-Traditional Revenue Manager Sylvia Lanier of the free event.  “With the economy the way it is, we wanted an even that would be free and fun.  It’s tough for people to find things to do that are free.”

The FOX 50 Family Fun Fest is in keeping with Capitol Broadcasting Company’s tradition of giving back. 

The celebration will include a bevy of fun, family-friendly activities including:

  • See a real fire truck, visit the Durham Fire Department’s “Smoke House” and learn what to do during a fire
  • Play video games in the Durham Police Department’s “GREAT” (Gang Resistant Education and Training) Vehicle while learning about making smart choices
  • Learn about nature and wildlife from a Park Ranger
  • Create a unique piece of art at the Scrap Exchange interactive area
  • Visit the Old Bull River and experience the beautiful water falls and breathtaking landscape
  • Enjoy free music for the kids from Sandbox, dance to the Latin rhythms of Carnavilito, jam out with Sanity Station and groove with the legendary blues guitarist Cool John Ferguson
  • Learn how to stay fit with the YMCA of the Triangle

And the list goes on and on…Learn about grocery shopping savings, indulge in some favorite foods and some other great kid activities like a bounce house, face painting, and balloon art.

The event is free and open to the public and will go on rain or shine. No coolers or pets allowed, but feel free to bring your lawn chair or blanket.

So bring your family and join FOX 50 for an afternoon of free fun!

Win a Shopping Spree
In celebration of the Family Fest, is giving away a $10,000 shopping spree.  One lucky person from this area will win a $10,000 shopping spree just by registering at  If you forget to register online, you can also register at the Family Fest on Oct 3rd.  Just stop by the tent…it’s free…it’s simple and it’s all happening at the FOX 50 Family Fest on Saturday, October 3rd starting at noon….Don’t miss it!

***Capitol Broadcasting Company employees and their families are not eligible to win FOX 50 contests.***


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