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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

LaCrosse Farmers' Festival returns to roots

Town celebration takes place this weekend


LACROSSE — The 107th annual Farmers’ Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, June 24-26.

First held in June of 1915 under the name “Chautauqua”, the theme this year is “Back to our Roots,” which honors the celebration’s old-fashioned origins.

According to organizer Chelsey Startin, the goal this year is “to bring back how it used to be.”

The weekend’s festivities kick off with an 8 o’clock Friday evening car cruise down Main Street.

Cars, tractors and trucks of all ages and varieties are expected, organizers said.

On Saturday morning, festival-goers have the opport...

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