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Boomtown Days festival in Dunnellon this weekend

A festival that celebrates the history of Dunnellon will return this weekend with multiple festivities, including a pie-eating contest, cowboy shootouts in the streets, and live music.

The Boomtown Days festival will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Dunnellon.

Additional festivities will include pageants for children of all ages, antique engines and tractors, and a kids’ zone.

Throughout the festival, visitors will be able to purchase food, drinks, and other merchandise through a variety of food trucks and vendors along West Pennsylvania Avenue and Cedar Street in downtown Dunnellon.

Motorists can expect a temporary road closures on W. Pennsylvania Avenue from Cedar Street to U.S. Highway 41 and Cedar Street from W. Pennsylvania Avenue to West McKinney Avenue, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The festival is free to attend and open to the public.

There will be multiple parking areas available, including Dunnellon City Hall, Dunnellon Middle School, Dunnellon Bingo, Ernie Mills Park, Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, and the city property across the street from the church.

For more information, visit the Dunnellon Boomtown Days online.