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Festival, parade to close downtown Gainesville roads
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Spring Chicken Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today

Where: Downtown Gainesville

Events: Parade, cookoff, entertainment, vendors, food samples

How much: $5 to sample cookoff entries

The annual Spring Chicken Festival and parade will close some roads downtown Saturday morning.

Streets along the parade route will be blocked from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and include an area from Washington Street at Green Street to Main Street and Spring Street.

Vendors will also be set up in the square most of the day, as the festival runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

The event includes a chicken cookoff, music and, new this year, an arts and crafts market consisting of pieces created with repurposed materials. Proceeds from the event benefit Keep Hall Beautiful.

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