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Fun night at the ballpark

The Farmington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting “A Night at the Ballpark” Saturday at Wilson-Rozier Park on Perrine Road.

Jake LaHay with the department said there is a lot of family fun events starting at 6 p.m. before an 8:30 p.m. showing of the movie “The Sandlot” – with this year marking the 25th anniversary of the movie.

The event features baseball-themed games and Wiffle ball homerun derby, plus all the typical ballpark treats of hot dogs, nachos and pretzels. The movie begins at dark.

“This first of all started with the idea of showing ‘The Sandlot’ at Wilson-Rozier,” he said. “Then, we just kind of thought of this cool idea where people could come out, bring their tents and camp out in the outfield at (the ballpark).”

LaHay said the community is invited to camp out at the ballpark that night as well. Families can set up tents in the outfield.

He stressed the event is not only for those who plan to camp out – the evening is welcome to everyone, with the option to camp out an added part of the festivities.

For those who decide to spend the night in the outfield, a light breakfast will be provided in the morning.

The cost is $3 per person and includes games and food. Ages 2 and under are free. Families can preregister on the city’s website or at the front desk of the Farmington Civic Center. Registration will also take place the day of the event.

The outfield at Wilson-Rozier Ballpark will be filled with tents during the

The outfield at Wilson-Rozier Ballpark will be filled with tents during the “Night at the Ballpark” on July 7.

Shawnna Robinson is the managing editor of the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-518-3628 or

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