More than 478 people need to show up for the 2nd Annual Tucson Gnome Fest to break the Guinness World Record. The current record holders:
“The largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes is 478 and was achieved by BBC Hereford & Worcester (UK) at the Foyer of Malvern Theatres in Worcester, UK, on 18 November 2011″.
I reported on the 1st Gnome Fest last year (click here), when they had a beard contest.
Live Music, Food Trucks, Contests, and a whole lot of Gnomes! It’s time for the second annual Gnome Fest, a celebration of local music and all things gnome! This historic event, happening March 23, 2013 from 11:30am – 7pm, is sure to be even bigger and better than last year.
Guests are invited to dress up as gnomes and help Metro Gnome break a world record for the largest gathering of people Dressed as Garden Gnomes (the current record is 478). Gnome costume wearers are also eligible to win a 46” flat screen T.V., an electric guitar, and many other great prizes in the gnome costume contest at the event! There will be a category for people and one for pets. Gnome hats are available at Metro Gnome Music for $5 each, with $2 of each hat purchase benefiting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
For kids there will be coloring activities, contests, and a gnome drawing contest leading up to the event. Prizes will be awarded at the event for three age categories: 10 and under, 11-16, and 17 and up.
Pick up your Gnome Fest schwag like stickers and T-shirts, and check out the schedule of events at www.metrognomemusic.com. Get a preorder discount by placing your order before the event. There will also be tasty food for purchase from Black Crown Coffee, the MaFooCo Food Truck, and others.
So, be sure to grab your picnic blanket and lawn chairs and catch this free concert event featuring nine local bands! (Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses, Bad News Blues Band, Genevieve & The LPs, Kool Shades, Two Lane Blacktop, Javalinas, Lalapaloozers, Salpointe Jazz, and Newtron1 Project)
About Metro Gnome Music: This one-of-a kind store has been serving the Tucson community since 2000. It is Tucson’s destination for used musical instruments, equipment, & lessons, as well as video games, DVDs, Vinyl, and CDs. They carry musical instruments from entry level to professional. Whether you need a trumpet, electric guitar, drum set, keyboard, or violin, this is the place to go. Metro Gnome Music also specializes in renting musical instruments for students in school band and orchestra programs. They provide affordable, quality, pre-owned musical instruments which are refurbished and maintained by their knowledgeable repairmen. Minor adjustments and repairs are promptly provided for no additional charge to their rental customers. In addition to their band and orchestral rentals, Metro Gnome Music offers a wide range of parts and accessories for all your musical needs.
Todd Crawford, Metro Gnome Music
So Tucsonans, get out that dusty gnome costume or go down to 4th Avenue and find one, and let’s see if Tucson can set a new World Record. Regardless, there will certainly be a lot of gnomes together in one place on Saturday.