A Fun Free Day for the Family: FOX 50’s Family Fest Scheduled for October 4th

FOX 50 Family Fest & the Great American Tobacco Duck RaceThe 2014 FOX 50 Family Fest is coming!  Bring the kids out to American Tobacco on Saturday, October 4th for the 6th Annual FOX 50 Family Fest and the 8th Annual Great American Tobacco Duck Race.  The free event will include plenty of activities for the entire family.

The fun begins at 11am and runs through 4pm.

A few of the events include:

  • Near Science will launch a balloon from the middle of the lawn at 1pm.  Attendees will have a chance to guess where the balloon lands for a chance to win a COSMOS telescope or other great prizes.
  • Storybook Theatre will host two different story times in the Full Frame Theatre
  • Noah’s Landing returns for the 6th year with an expanded live animal showcase and three exciting programs in Bay 7
  • FOX 50 Family FestDurham Scouts of the Boy Scouts of American Occoneechee Council will open the Festival with a color guard, presenting the flags, with Troop 411 from Union Baptist church.  Pack 424 will host the Pinewood Derby and Pack 451 will host a fishing casting.  The Club Scout Expo with these two events will be located in the Down Under covered area close to Saladelia’s.
  • Other exciting events will include puppet shows, an aerial showcase and interactive programming with Cirque de Vol, as well as fun with Mad Science and Flow Circus.
  • The Baby Crawling Contest is back.  Participants can register at the event.  The race will take place on stage at 2:30pm.

The Great American Tobacco Duck RaceAs always, a fixture of the FOX 50 Family Fest is the Great American Tobacco Duck Race.  The Duck Decorating Contest will take place at 3pm on stage, and the actual race will start at 3:30pm

Great prizes will be awarded to a variety of winners.  Ducks are on sell now until 3pm on Saturday October 4th.  Go to fox50familyfest.com for more information on how to purchase ducks.

The non-profit partners who will benefit from the 2014 Duck Race include:

  • Durham Literacy Center
  • Durham Public Schools
  • Museum of Durham History
  • Museum of Life and Science

To date the Great American Tobacco Duck Race has generated over $175,000 for area non-profits.

Stay tuned to capcom for more about the fun events that will be part of FOX 50’s Family Fest.  In the meantime, find out more at fox50familyfest.com or on the FOX 50 Family Fest Facebook page.

Thanks to FOX 50’s Sylvia Lanier for contributions to this capcom story.

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