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'Picnic and Fireworks' set to take place in Tifton

Fireworks are set to light up the sky around 9:00 p.m. (Source:WALB) Fireworks are set to light up the sky around 9:00 p.m. (Source:WALB)
This event sees guests from surrounding communities (Source:WALB) This event sees guests from surrounding communities (Source:WALB)
Garrett Boone, Museum Director (Source:WALB) Garrett Boone, Museum Director (Source:WALB)
Guests can sit around Agrirama Lake to get a good view of the fireworks (Source:WALB) Guests can sit around Agrirama Lake to get a good view of the fireworks (Source:WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Around 2,000 people are expected to be out at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on Monday, July 3, 2017, for the Picnic and Fireworks.

Organizers told WALB News 10 that they decided to move the start time back a little to take in some cooler temperatures.

Monday’s event is set for gates to open at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to be displayed around 9:00 p.m.

It costs $10 per car or $20 per bus. Active military and veterans get in for free with their military I.D.

Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and prepare a spot near Agrirama Lake.

Garrett Boone, the museum’s director, said this year’s event is centered around food and fireworks. He and his employees have been prepping for this event since April. 

Food vendors will be on hand selling tasty snacks like barbeque, funnel cakes, and frozen yogurt.

Guests can also expect a new fireworks display presented by Southern Sky, a local vendor out of Ashburn.

“It’s really time spent with your family and enjoying barbeque and that’s what we offer here at the museum,” Boone said.

With the annual event taking place the night before July 4th, Boone said it’s a perfect way to get an early start on the holiday.

"This event is the celebration of our independence, and also of our veterans and our military that provide us with those freedoms, and for me it's a lot about that," Boone said.

Employees even renovated the opry shelter for a cooler place for families to escape the Georgia heat. 

“If you go to a firework show on the 4th, it’s a late evening. And the parents are getting up and going to work the next day. If you offer it on the 3rd, then people don’t have to worry about that,” Boone said.

The museum is located at 1392 Whiddon Mill Road in Tifton.

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