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160+ vendors to take part in Gloucester Daffodil Festival

More than 160 vendors are expected to participate in the 27th annual Daffodil Festival that is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday along Gloucester’s Main Street.

"I think we’ve got a great weekend lined up," said Gloucester’s special events coordinator Denise Carter. "There will be things for everybody."

She said she has seen some comments of various Facebook pages that many former residents expect to come home to enjoy the festival. "I anticipate a lot of reunions on Main Street," Carter said. "And that’s always one of those things that gets me excited about the festival."

Hours for the festival are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle parking for $2 will be available starting at 8 a.m. from the Gloucester High School parking lot. Proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester.

One of the first major events Saturday is the Daffodil Festival Parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. from Main Street Center and continue to Bote...

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