Huck Finn Father's Day

Tales of life on the river, jumping frogs, hot air balloons and the arrival of a small town circus can be lived first hand this Father’s Day weekend when the 34th Annual Huck Finn Jubilee rolls into Victorville, California.

During the three-day festival, which runs June 18-20, 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 visit from 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.

More than 30 hours of bluegrass and country music continue with the Oak Ridge Boys, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Michael Cleveland, the International Bluegrass Association’s Fiddle Player of the Year, along with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, and the IIIrd Tyme Out.

There’s a Route 66 car show, where a People’s Choice award goes to the classiest pre-1973 show car arriving on Saturday and Sunday.

The California State Arm Wrestling Championships test the strength and technique of nearly 100 contestants on Saturday at 12 noon – and there’s a cow chip throwing contest too!

Hot air balloons offer rides that overlook the park’s two man-made lakes and campgrounds. The 800-acre Mojave Narrows Regional Park is located at 18000 Yates Road, surrounded by woods, meadows and lakes along the Mojave River near Victorville, California. It offers camping, horseback riding and fishing for an outing suitable to the likes of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

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villages offer meals and shopping. Hotels located nearby offer overnight lodging. Parking and admission for children younger than 6 years is free. Youths 6 years to 12 years $5, general admission, $15-$20. For camping and schedule of events, call 1-951-780-8810 or log onto

Victorville is located in Southern California along historic Rt. 66. Enjoying its 34th season, the Huck Finn Jubilee offers a great Father’s Day Weekend get-away for families, RV enthusiasts and vacation travelers.

For more information, visit Huck Finn's Jubliee.

Press Release & Photos Courtesy of: Huck Finn Jubilee

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