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The 98th Annual Rose Show and Festival will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27. “Paradise Park is located right in the down- town,” says Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “It’s the perfect location for a family friendly day filled with art, crafts, food, and fun.” This year’s event will feature a main stage with rotating acts throughout the day. “The Sauce Boss will be on the main stage at 12:30 p.m., and believe me, you won’t want to miss him,” says Eaton. “He leads an interactive musical show that ends in homemade gumbo; it’s like noth- ing you’ve ever seen before.” Other musical acts will play on the stage throughout the afternoon. In addition to music, Art in the Park will also feature free crafts for kids courtesy of the Fuzzy Goat and You’re Maker, craft vendors, food vendors, free face painting, photo ops and a very magical experi- ence. “This year, we are welcoming superhero llamas and magical unicorns,” says Eaton. “These unique photo ops are fun for the whole family.” Also on Saturday, downtown’s 100-plus shops and restaurants will be open for business. Many will feature special menu items that highlight roses, ev- erything from sweets to drinks. While you’re enjoy- ing rosy treats, be sure to stroll through the newly added Art Walk. The Art Walk, located on Broad Street between Smith Avenue and Remington Ave- nue, will feature artists working in several mediums displaying their work and interacting with visitors. Be sure to stop by all four flower shows through- out the weekend to see some of the best home-grow- ers in the country displaying their incredible work. The Rose Show will be located on Remington Ave- nue, under the big tent with hundreds of roses of all shapes, sizes and colors on display. The Garden Club Standard Flower Show, held at the Thomasville Gar- den Center, features many types of impressive blooms in various arrangements. Orchids on Parade in the Municipal Auditorium building showcases some of the most beautiful orchid plants you will ever see, Thomasville Scene April - May 2019 35