>19th Annual Fossil Festival

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Sponsored by Aurora/Richland Township Chamber of Commerce
May 25th – 27th, 2012
Aurora, NC

Friday, May 25th

6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies – Vendors Available
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Live Music – The Ginger Thompson Band

Saturday, May 26th

8:00 am – 11:00 pm Festival
8:30 am 5K Run – Downtown
9:00 am Veteran’s Breakfast – Open to all Veterans
9:00 am – 3:00 pm AFM Fossil Lectures – Main Museum Building Featuring: Mr. David Bohaska from the National Smithsonian with: “The Origin and Evolution of Whales Dolphins, and Porpoises”
11:00 am Parade
12:00 pm Lawn Mower Pulls
12:00 pm Veterans Presentation (Directly After Parade)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm PCS Tours (See the Mine and some of the Worlds Largest Draglines)
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Live Music
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Behind the Learning Center)
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Street Dance – Train Wreck

Saturday All Day Activities

Foods and Crafts, Live Stage Entertainment, Carnival, Children’s Rides, Helicopter Rides, Car Show, Smithsonian Institution, Fossil Finds at Various Sites in Aurora, Mysterious Fossil Find (In Reject Piles),Water Balloon Toss at Celebrities, Educational Tent with various local museums including the Schiele, Ronald McDonald

Sunday, May 27th

Church Service and All Day Gospel Sing

Submitted by: Ms. Andrea Stilley, Director, Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc., 400 Main St. PO Box 352, Aurora, NC 27806, 252-322-4238
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