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Farmers Day "Stomp it" theme centers around T-Rex Dinosaur exhibit
Stomp it! Maybe even practice a dinosaur roar! After all, a dinosaur is coming to Jesup!

The 2018 Jesup Farmers Day center attraction will be big, scaly, and maybe even a little noisy. Come enjoy the king himself, tyrannosaurus rex! As you're visiting downtown Jesup during the weekend festivities, you'll have an opportunity to snap photos with the animatronic t-rex as he roams through the crowds.

Prehistoric Dinosaur Adventures will have a mobile prehistoric walk-thru dinosaur museum open for the public to enjoy, featuring fossils, skeletons, and multi-media educational opportunities besides the "real" t-rex.

This will be a unique and hands-on educational experience that promises fun for both young and old.

Thursday, July 5 Highlights

The weekend's festivities will kick off with the opening of the Prehistoric Dinosaur Adventures walk-thru museum at 6 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and Hawley Streets.  

The 30th annual Jesup Farmers Day Prince and Princess contest will begin at 7:05 pm following the mayor's welcome and children's parade at the Park Pavilion. New this year is the Lion's Club miniature hot dog eating contest. The hot dog competition will begin following the Prince and Princess contest.

Local band "Balvanz and Powers"will close down the night's festivities.

Friday, July 6 Highlights

The Chamber of Commerce's annual Pork Burger Feed has moved to Friday. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Come early to grab a burger before they're gone!

Due to the July 4 Holiday being mid-week, the Carnival rides won't start until Friday – but $20 wrist bands will be available for unlimited rides more than ever before at Farmers Day! Buy a $20 wrist band and ride all the rides from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; or choose a wrist band to ride all evening from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday!

Pets will be on the stage again and help kick off Friday's event schedule. Registration for the event begins at 12:30 p.m. with the show to follow at 1:00 p.m.

New this year will be a Fancy Hat competition. If you have a fancy hat to show off, register for the event at 1:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. Come see the Fancy Hat event beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Moser School of Dance will perform at 2:30 p.m. followed by Eric Michaels' magic show on the Park Pavilion stage.

There will be two musical performances at the Pavilion for the public to enjoy on Friday. Branson's Bill Chrastil, best known for his Elvis Presley impersonations, will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. The Ethan Bell Band, a mix of country/pop/hip-hop, will play beginning at 9:30 p.m.

All stage events at Farmers Day are FREE to attend.

Saturday, July 7, Highlights

The last day of festivities begins bright and early at 7:30 a.m. with the 5k Run/Walk. 

Be sure to grab your lawn chair as the Great Farmers Day parade begins at 10 a.m.

After the parade, come enjoy a host of free entertainment including the Domestic Arts show at the Jesup City Hall basement, children's games on Young and Fifth Streets, and the Farmers Day Talent show at the Park Pavilion.

The Carnival rides will be going strong after the Parade, and enjoy another $20 wrist band opportunity for unlimited rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Regular price Carnival rides will continue Saturday night after 5 p.m.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the lively Midwest duo "Buck Hollow Band" will perform at the Gazebo. Magician Rod Shipley will also be showing off his balloon art.

Don't forget the mid-afternoon Children's Tractor pull on Sixth Street, or the Domestic Arts and Professional Artists show at the City Hall Community Room Saturday.

The Park Pavilion has a day packed full of fun with musical performances by the "Bosco/Indee City Band" at 12:30 p.m. and, new to Farmers Day, "Dueling Pianos" beginning at 4:30 p.m. A Johnny Cash tribute band "The Church of Cash" will play at 6:30 p.m. Texas blues/soul band "Tomar and the FCs" will play at 9:30 p.m.

There is so much to see at Jesup Farmers Day! For a complete schedule or more information call 319-827-1128 or visit www.jesupfarmersday.org.