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Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

6-13 festival of eugeneEUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market.

Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event like this.

“I think Eugene has a very unusual and eclectic culture. There’s a culture here and a subculture here and one of them in relation to the arts. I think it’s worth celebrating Eugene because Eugene has so much talent,” said Krysta Albert, Festival of Eugene producer.

Twenty four bands will perform at the festival on Friday and Saturday.

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