85th Annual Terrapin Derby is Saturday

Friday, October 2, 2015
The famous turtle race begins at 4 p.m. (DT Photo/Corey Clairday)

The following is the schedule of events for the 85th annual Terrapin Derby, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown Lepanto.

8 a.m.-???: Vendors, crafts, and food on Main Street

8 a.m.-???: Crafts, music, and food at Stevens Square

8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tours of the Hallmark Hall of Fame's "A Painted House" at the south end of Main Street

9 a.m.-5p.m.: Lepanto USA Museum selling books--"Stories of Old History"

9 a.m.-???: Carnival on Main Street

11 a.m.: Crowning of the Terrapin Derby Queen on the Main Stage

12-1 p.m.: First Baptist Church Praise Teams

2 p.m.: Terrapin Derby Parade, sponsored by Ritter Communications

3:45-4 p.m.: Prize drawings on Main Stage

4-5 p.m.: Famous Turtle Race in front of Main Stage, sponsored by Little River Bank

5-7 p.m.: J.R. Rogers Band on Main Stage

7 p.m.: Turtle Day Tussle--Mixed Martial Arts bouts at EPC Gym, sponsored by Sunken Lands Chamber of Commerce (doors open at 6 p.m.)

7-8 p.m.: Jake Lung and Sobriety Check Band

8-11 p.m.: Loose Change

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