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34th Annual Popcorn Festival

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It looks like all of the Region and neighboring states turned out for the big event!  Festival goers enjoyed browsing over 200 arts and crafts booths, 30 food booths, and an area set aside just for kids north of Lincolnway.  Everyone enjoyed the bright skies and low to mid 70's temperatures.  Booths for the 34th Annual Popcorn Festival were up and running by 7:30 a.m. but the start of the parade at 10 a.m.  signaled the start, for most festival-seekers, of a very fun day! 


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                                    ( photo courtesy of Radio One)

This award-winning festival parade float looks good enough to eat!  Wait a minute--you can!

 


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     Looking east on Lincolnway at Lafayette Street in downtown Valparaiso.

 


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                  (photo courtesy of Radio One)
         Of course, the guest of honor was there!

 


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Popcorn Festival crowd in Central Park Plaza enjoyed free entertainment with 4 live bands   playing from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m.  Lots of friendly faces in the crowd!

 

 


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                                       ( photo courtesy Radio One)
A sea of festival goers on Lincolnway looking toward Franklin Street in downtown Valparaiso.

 

 

 


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Popcorn Festival crowds drawn toward the live entertainment on the Porter Health Amphitheatre stage.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   
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The Main Stage draw "Rusted Root" plays to an appreciative, fun-loving audience.

 

 


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Rusted Root's Preach Freedom, Patrick Norman and Michael Glabicki sending out good vibes.  Discover more about the band at:  http://www.rustedroot.com

 

 


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              (photo courtesy of Radio One)

Matt Mullin of Chesterton was making beads and balloon animals near the courthouse.  (Those "long pants"     would  have come in handy to peer over heads to see the bands at Central Park Plaza!)

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