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ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture to Host Wiregrass Freedom Festival June 30

TIFTON— Break out the red, white, and blue on June 30 when visitors will celebrate their patriotic pride at the Wiregrass Freedom Festival at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

Kids of all ages will enjoy face painting, egg races, sack races, a patriotic hoop toss, three-legged races, tug-of-war, Wiregrass baseball, and fishing with a cane pole.  The action-packed list of activities begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. at the Museum, located just off I-75 in Tifton.

Ride the 1914 Vulcan Steam Train into the Historic Village and join the Museum staff in a veritable plethora of entertaining games and contests representative of the Wiregrass region of Georgia during the early 20th century.

Crafts for kids and an Independence Day oration will add to the atmosphere which is sure to be enhanced by the pie-baking contest and hand-dipped ice cream.  Pie bakers in your household can bring their favorite pie to the Museum for the contest.

Trivia enthusiasts can challenge their knowledge of historic vocabulary in the Wiregrass School House for a chance to win a tasty prize.  Museum Director Garrett Boone said the event will bring attention to the history of America with plenty of events for the entire family to enjoy.

“We invite neighbors and guests from near and far to join us in celebrating America’s birthday through fun, educational, and unique activities,” Boone said.  “Come and celebrate the holiday with old fashioned fun in the Historic Village.”

The Wiregrass Farmers Market will also be open for visitors. Local growers and producers will be offering fresh picked produce from 9 a.m. until noon as well as hand-made goods for sale at the Market located under the pole barn behind the Country Store.

Admission for the day is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for children 5 – 16 years of age, and free for children under five. For more information, interested persons can contact the Country Store at (229) 391-5205.

As an extra added attraction, fireworks will cap off the day in downtown Tifton as a part of Tifton’s “Rock the Block” celebration.

 

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