Moberly Celebrates Railroad Days

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MOBERLY - The Annual Railroad Days Festival enters its third day Friday, with attractions on display from food stalls to carnival rides to live entertainment.

Debbie Miller, Director of Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce and an event coordinator for the festival, says that the festival is a combined effort by Moberly institutions. She said, "This is a joint festival that the Chamber and the Moberly Rotary Club has been putting on for about 7 years." She added, "It's a great heritage festival for this community."

According to Miller, during the remainder of the event, which concludes Saturday, two noteworthy events will take place. First is the Sycamore Queen Contest, in which local men go on stage in high heels and dresses to raise money for their charity of choice. Second is the 50th anniversary concert of the local band Plato and the Philosophers.

Miller gave her reason why she thinks that the festival is a hit with Moberly citizens. "Its a small town fair. People can bring their kids, there's carnival rides. We've got a great carnival this year, some really good rides. We have great food vendors".

The festival takes place in Depot Park in Moberly. Admission to the festival is free, with a charge for the rides.

You can find more information on the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce's website here.