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Same good time in a new location

May 11th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Opinion Editorial

Today local residents and visitors from all over will have the chance to enjoy RailFest 2019.

Things will be a bit different this year. Traditionally the celebration of the Twin Cities' railroad history has taken place right next to the tracks at downtown's Front Street Festival Plaza.

But the weather isn't cooperating so this year's event has been moved indoors to the Four States Entertainment Center at the fairgrounds in Bobby Ferguson Park.

But there will be just as much fun in the new location as in years past.

RailFest kicks off at 10 a.m. with a variety of activities geared toward children. There will also be plenty of vendors offering an array of food along with arts and crafts for sale.

The festival closes at 5 p.m. but that doesn't mean the fun stops. Beginning at 7 p.m. there will be a concert featuring popular local entertainers The Dusty Rose Band. At 9 p.m. Austin-based singer-songwriter Parker McCollum takes the stage.

Admission to RailFest is free before 5 p.m. Tickets to the concert are $25.

Events like RailFest take a lot of time and effort to plan. We encourage the community to turn out and show support.

Because community support is the key to having more and more things to do in the Twin Cities.

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