Hudson Fields will roar with activity as the Revival House presents Jurassic Fest, an evening for the entire family, featuring food, music, art and games, and concluding with a screening of the film “Jurassic Park” on a large inflatable screen Saturday, July 24. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the movie will begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
All event proceeds raised will go to the Beebe Medical Foundation with gratitude for essential workers who have dedicated time and energy in the fight against COVID-19. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door. Revival House, which produced the successful Jawsfest last summer, will once again produce this event.
Jurassic Fest will feature activities for the entire family, with areas designated for music, arts and crafts, food, games for the youngsters and a 48-foot screen that will offer ample space to view the film. Groups are encouraged to bring their own coolers, blankets and low-back chairs to enjoy the event and safely distance from their neighbors.
Local musicians Hope for Success are the featured performers, scheduled to take the stage at 5:30 p.m. The acclaimed group, which has been performing locally since 2017, consists of brothers Drew Fitzkee, bass player/vocalist; Alex Fitzkee, drummer; Jasper Isaacs, guitar; and singer Elaina Marsch. Hope for Success has garnered a large, devoted fan base for its brand of rock.
A number of area food trucks have been invited to participate, featuring delicacies for every appetite. Revelation Craft Brewing Company will return with a new brew created specifically for the event.
Based on the book by Michael Crichton, “Jurassic Park” was directed by Steven Spielberg and released in theaters in summer 1993. It went on to gross close to $1 billion globally and launched a franchise with four sequels and a fifth currently in production. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough, “Jurassic Park” earned more than 20 awards, including three Academy Awards for its technical achievements in visual effects and sound design.
Now in its fifth year of operation, Revival House has been creating film-themed events in and around Sussex County. Aside from last year’s successful Jawsfest, Revival House is noted for creating the area’s only local short film festival, the Halloween-themed Horror Trailer Challenge at the Milton Theatre, which will return this year.
Attendees who have not been vaccinated are asked to wear face masks when walking through the grounds and remain a safe distance from other attendees.
For more information, go to revivalhousetheater.com.