Back to the Future: Boro Bash presents DeLorean Time Machine

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Millsboro’s Boro Bash will feature a replica of the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future movie fame.

MILLSBORO – Just over a month away, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce Boro Bash is rounding into shape with a mix of food, entertainment and attractions that encompass science, Hollywood and home-grown rural Sussex County.

This year’s featured attraction: the DeLorean Time Machine from “Back to the Future” movie fame.

A replica of the time machine that catapulted Dr. Emmitt “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) back to the future will be on display and accessible for Kodak moment keepsakes.

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“People can have their pictures taken inside it. Everything inside it lights up,” said Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kevin Turner. “The two guys bringing it are dressing up as some of the characters in the movie.”

“Doc and Marty …,” added GMCOC Executive Director Amy Simmons. “And they have the original camera that Michael J. Fox used in the first movie. People will be able to have their pictures taken – holding that camera!”

Interestingly, in “Back to the Future II,” Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the year 2015.

The DeLorean Time Machine follows the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band last year and Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport on the “Dukes of Hazzard”) and the General Lee at the 2013 Millsboro County Festival as the September event’s marquee attraction.

“That’s our hook this year,” said Mr. Turner. “We were looking for something cool, something that people remember. It’s very nostalgic. Everybody remembers it. Everybody knows it.”

The Boro Bash runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street.

Wristband admission is $5 for ages 3 and up, which covers all games, activities and attractions. Only items at food and craft vendors are not covered by the admission fee.

For adventurous folks who relish challenges, the Redneck Challenge returns retooled and revamped, with more than 20 “obstacles” throughout the course.

“It’s a little tougher,” said Mr. Turner.

Prize money awaits top Redneck Challenge survivors in youth (10-17) and adult (18 and over) age divisions.

Children younger than 10 can participate but must have in-person parental permission through a waiver.

In addition to craft vendors, food and beverage includes Messy Marvin’s BBQ, Hocker’s, Frank N Burgers, Mama Mia (Italian), The Frozen Farmer (ice cream/dairy products), beer and a special home-brewed “tea” coined Boro Tea, which will not be served until 3 p.m.

Back again is the Kidz Korner, featuring moon bounces, train rides and face-painting along with special appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

There are also pony rides, which like other activities are covered in the admission.

Headlining the stage entertainment is the Bo Dickerson Band, a popular hit last year that will close out this year’s event.

Trinidad North Steel Drum Band, the Dirt Road Outlawz, Southern Delaware School of the Arts Rock Band and Over Time, another popular local band, will also take the stage.

A new attraction is the Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular, which bills itself as the “ultimate kids and family science entertainment show.”

“One of them was a school teacher, the other one was a motivational speaker,” said Ms. Simmons. “They go around to fairs, schools … and do comedic science experiments – using non-toxic materials.”

Hailing from Wisconsin, Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular will perform several times during breaks between musical stage acts, as well as strolls through the audience on the festival grounds.

Another new link in the works is a 9-hole miniature golf course. “It’s something else for everybody to do together,” said Mr. Turner.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to make an enjoyable day of the event.

Sponsors include: Cadia Renaissance Rehabilitation Center, Suburban Propane, WMDT-47, Sussex County Post, Coastal Point, Chuck Hall Financial State Farm, Pepsi Ventures, M & T Bank, Daisey Well Drilling, Lingo Marine, Hose Pros, Dagsboro Paint and Wallpaper, Bank of Delmarva, Sussex Eye Center, Indian River Senior Center, P & C Bank, Town of Millsboro, Kim Jones State Farm, Stockley Materials, The Insurance Market and Cosmic Custom Printing.

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