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Best Bets: Vinton Boomtown

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25

Dan Engledow/Vinton Boomtown Committee
Dan Engledow/Vinton Boomtown Committee

Vinton will be booming on the ground and overhead. Activities begin Friday night with a TGIF (Thank God It’s Fireworks) Party, featuring a beer tent, food, DJ and free fireworks preview at the fairgrounds. On Saturday, Boom-fest runs downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then the fun moves to the fairgrounds, with gates opening at 4 p.m. Slap ‘N Tickle band will play at 6 p.m. and returns after the fireworks. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks showcases, then the grand display at 9:30 p.m.

Vinton Boomtown

5 p.m. Friday (8/24) and all day Saturday (8/25); Saturday festival in downtown Vinton, fireworks both nights at Benton County Fairgrounds, 1702 Second Ave., Vinton; $10 grandstand, $10 fairgrounds parking; Vintonboomtown.com

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