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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Huck Finn's Jubilee -- Mark Twain Revisits America

Tales of life on the river, jumping frogs, hot air balloons and the arrival of a small town circus can be lived first hand this Father's Day weekend when the 32nd Annual Huck Finn Jubilee rolls into Victorville, California.

During the three-day festival which runs June 13-15, families can whitewash fences, build river rafts and climb a greased pole. Nearly all 1880's style contests are free to enter, and winners receive not only bragging rights, but ribbons too!

Kids and grownups can see what it's like to white wash a fence like Huck did.

In a return visit from Hannibal, Missouri, Tom & Becky help select a boy to be Huck during Saturday's Huck Finn look-a-like contest. The threesome then assists in running activities which continue through Sunday and Injun Joe's Treasure Hunt. Kids can also join the antics of the Russell Bros. Circus, learn how to make rope and enter a "Kid Picker'"s jam camp in the Mountain Man village.

On Main Stage, Mark Twain Live is presented through the considerable talents of Mike Randall. He travels from New York to spin tales of Tom and Huck, bad habits, political elections, and a famous frog from California on Friday at 9 p.m.

Mark Twain delivers a humorous commentary on life in America.


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