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Oglesby prepares for Summer Fun Fest

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 1:22 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 1:24 p.m. CST
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Chris Damiano is a Johnny Cash impersonator and will perform at the Oglesby Summer Fun Fest from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

OGLESBY — The Oglesby Summer Fun Fest will take place June 27-30 on the grounds surrounding the municipal swimming pool. There will be lots of free parking.

Everyday there will be food booths, carnival rides and games, beer gardens, a Redwood log house on display and pony rides.

Throughout the weekend there will be a myriad of events including: farmers market, garage sales, corn sale, 3-mile run/walk, book sale, craft show, kids party, amateur boxing, magic show, bags tournament and wine and beer tasting.

In addition to a multitude of activities there will be a concert each night. There will be two musical groups performing on Thursday night, they are: the Libido Fun Circus, which is a disco/dance/rock band, and the Johnny Cash Show, starring Johnny Cash impersonator Chris Damiano. On Friday, The Breakfast Club Band, a high-energy tribute to the 80's, and The Lance Lipinsky Show, a Jerry Lee Lewis tribute band, will perform. Saturday is the Country Music, Red Solo Cup Night featuring The Young Guns and Hillbilly Rockstarz.

The festival will close on Sunday with a performance by the Brooze Bros. and the Big Fun Band, a Blues Brothers tribute band, and a fireworks display.

For a complete listing on events and times go to www.oglesbyfunfest.com.

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