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Gnome Fest 2017 to try to break world record

Posted: 5:09 PM, Oct 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-21 05:24:48Z
Gnome Fest 2017 to try to break world record
Gnome Fest 2017 to try to break world record
Gnome Fest 2017 to try to break world record

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.