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‘I had such a great time’: Groundhog Days festival draws good weather, big crowd for weekend activities

“Never underestimate the power of the groundhog,” Backdrop owner Gregg Hansen said of the successful retail weekend around Woodstock annual February festival. Groundhog Days provided the city with an opportunity […]

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‘Economic impact was incredible’: Annual February festival not just fun, but boon for Woodstock and its businesses

Groundhog Day and its movie-inspired festival provide ample opportunity for economic growth in Woodstock, local officials and businesses agree. “This being the 30th anniversary of the film helped,” Real Woodstock […]

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Not just any town; not just any movie

How can a community festival based on a movie that was released 30 years ago remain so popular that it attracts thousands of people every year? Of course, we’re not […]

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TV again shows its love for Woodstock

Television’s latest loving embrace of Woodstock has come in the form of “John McGivern’s Main Streets” exploration of Woodstock. The destination travel show, a feature of PBS Wisconsin, had the […]

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Larry Lough

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