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Wizard of Oz Days draw thousands

HANNIBAL – Thousands came out to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz movie release at the annual Wizard of Oz Days Saturday.

Crowds came out in costume to check out vendors, live performances, food, games, puppet shows and more.

Vendors who frequent Wizard of Oz events like these say it’s a fun way to meet like-minded people.

“The more you do it,  the more people you see at become regular customers and attendees at the different conventions and you meet people you didn’t know a year ago and every year you get to know them better and better,” Wizard of Oz Days vendor Brian Cornett said.

Organizers estimate almost 3,000 people showed up.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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