The Lepanto Terrapin Derby celebrates its 80th year on Oct. 2. Held along Lepanto’s Main Street, the Terrapin event features live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and special activities for kids. But there’s no doubt that one of the festival’s main draws is the race. The race features turtles, sporting numbers on their shells, “rushing” down a 60-foot racetrack, all vying for the watermelon located at the finish line!
Don’t worry…you don’t have to find a turtle for the race. The entry fee for the race includes a numbered, four-legged “athlete!” But you don’t get to keep the turtle! For more information, phone 870-475-2415.