NC’s oldest festival expected to bring 50,000 people to downtown Thomasville

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina's oldest festival 'Everybody's Day' is tomorrow in downtown Thomasville. The festival was founded in 1908 by then-mayor William Bergin as a way to bring the people of Thomasville together in one place for one special day to celebrate.

Allison Croft has been to the festival each of her 23 years.

"Even in the rain, people come out,” she said. “This unites everybody, young and old. Neighbors, friends, people from other cities come here. Everybody knows it's happening and everybody loves it."

This year, there will be carnival rides, face painting and live music on 3 stages, featuring gospel, beach music and acoustic rock. There will, of course, be fair food, hand squeezed lemonade, shaved ice, funnel cakes and even turkey legs. 150 artists will be there showing off their handmade creations.

New this year is a large, parking-lot-size adrenaline rush obstacle course.

"It's 16,000 square feet of pure adrenaline rush for kids and kids at heart," says Krimson Bovender with the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce.

'Everybody's Day' is tomorrow in downtown Thomasville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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