Huck Finn Jubilee 36th Annual Event Father’s Day Weekend – June 14-16, 2013 huckfinn.com
Adult $20 Friday, $20 Saturday, $25 Sunday
Youth (6 yrs. thru 12 yrs.) – $5/per day
5 & under – Free
Parking – Free
HOURS Friday & Saturday – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Victorville, CA –Huck Finn Jubilee, the Largest Bluegrass Jam in the World, combines the best of country music entertainment with a themed weekend of games, activities, contests and non-stop fun to make for a annual family event that people return to time & again. Grab your dulcimers, your fiddles, banjos, guitars and singing voices, and prepare to find a home among the stars of Bluegrass. Concerts and clinics are just the start of the fun at Huck Finn Jubilee where kids sometimes show up dressed likeTom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. Events during the weekend include contests and activities right off the pages of the books by Mark Twain such as the adventures of Tom Sawyer. and a guest appearance is made on stage by the famed author (a look- alike Twain).
Huck Finn’s 35th Jubilee – Mark Twain’s America Revisited is relived in Victorville, Calif. with jumping frogs, hot air balloons and the arrival of a small town circus. During the three-day festival 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!
In a return to 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 “Sing for a Pie” 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.
FRIDAY - The music is amazing! Beginning at Friday at noon and till 9 p.m. the concerts and acts include bluegrass non-stop. On Friday night there’s a barn dance put on by The Riley Family, known for their Oak Glen Apple Farm that hosts many festivals and shows throughout the seasons. “Old Fashion Barn Dance” on Friday night from 8:30 to 11 p.m. is an event that you can only appreciate by experiencing it. It’s low tech, old-fashioned and includes live music, dancing and an incredibly good time in a community atmosphere. Then on Sunday, The Rileys return for an Old-Time Gospel Sing at 9 a.m.; They even provide the hymnbooks.
Friday’s band line up is an all star cast but it just continues each day. Among the Friday performers are Grasslands, X-Train with Peter McLaughlin & Ross Nickerson, The Gibson Brothers, Bluegrass Etc., Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, guitar and mandolin workshops, Line Dance workshops, and the Deering’s Bluegrass Jam School for kids age 8 to 15 years.
Blind Bogie Fish Derby begins on Friday and goes through Saturday, and includes prizes.
SATURDAY - Music includes Scott Gates & Salty Suites, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, New Found Road, Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, Grasslands and hours upon hours of bluegrass from morning till night on several stages.
Other activities include Arm Wrestling, Frog Jumpin’ Contest, Huck Finn Look Alike Contest, Line Dancing, Kids Bluegrass Jam School, Dulcimer Workshop and Liar’s Contest. Huck Finn contests include the Greased Pole climb, Fence Painting Contest and River Raft Building, Cowchip Throwing Contest, a Carnival and more, more!
Route 66 Car Show is held both Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday includes bands, clinics, Arm Wrestling, and many of the same activities held on Saturday.
Directions: South of Victorville, exit I-15 at Bear Valley Road, go east on Bear Valley Road four miles to Ridgecrest Ave., turn north three miles to the park.
Where to stay: Hotels located nearby offer overnight lodging in Victorville. Mojave Narrows Regional Park where the jubilee is held, is surrounded by woods, meadows and lakes along the Mojave River. It offers camping, horseback riding and fishing .
Huck Finn Jubilee
P.O. Box 56419
Riverside, CA 92517