30th DeQuincy Railroad Festival this weekend

(SOURCE: MGN Online)
(SOURCE: MGN Online)

DEQUINCY, LA (KPLC) - The DeQuincy Railroad Days Festival will celebrate its 30th year through Saturday at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum Fairgrounds.

The festival will take place from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday.

Admission to the event is free, but tickets for rides and games can be purchased in advance for $1 each on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the festival for $2 each. There will also be a fee to enter contests during the festival.

The event will feature a parade, carnival rides, food, games, live entertainment and tours of the historical Railroad Museum.

Performers will include Honey and the Wannabees, Todd Stark and Guilty, Redbone Cookin' and John Anderson.

Other events will include the following:

On Friday, there will be a parade at 3 p.m. at Nichols with parade lineup beginning at 2:30 p.m. There will also be an awards ceremony at 3:45 p.m. for pageant queens, the parade marshal and the poster contest winners for the festival. At 4:15 p.m., there will be a parent-child look alike contest, and at 5 p.m., there will be a "Minute to Win It" contest.

On Saturday, there will be a Cannon Ball Run 5K/1-mile Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a model train show at 9 a.m., a Railroad Idol Contest at 11:30 a.m. and  a barbecue cook-off contest from noon to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit http://larailroaddaysfestival.com/home.

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