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Gnome Fest 2017 to try to break world record

Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-21 01:24:48-04

This year at the Gnome Fest 2017, participants will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes.

On Sunday, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maracana Indoor Sports Arena near Armory Park, there will be music performed by local artists, food, and activities for all ages.

Organizers from Metro Gnome Music & Cycle To Go will be collecting donations for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

There will also be a contest between local schools. Whichever school sends the most gnomes with eligible costumes will get a $1,000 donation toward the school's music program.

Males must wear either a collared shirt and vest or a brightly colored tunic and belt, as well as a beard, pointed hat and boots to be considered eligible to break the record.

An eligible gnome costume for females included either a solid colored or patterned dress with an apron, or a shirt and skirt with suspenders. She must also wear a pointed hat and boots.

This event is free.