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Hattiesburg prepares for Hubfest 2010

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This weekend promises to be another busy one for pinebelt residents following the success of the Irish-Italian Festival.

Saturday is Hattiesburg's 27th Hubfest. The event draws about 20,000 people to the city's historic downtown area.

Monday, organizers at the Area Development Partnership were busy preparing for Saturday's Hubfest. The ADP and the Hattiesburg Zoo are sponsoring the downtown springtime festival.

"It's just a fun event that we like to out on for the community," said ADP communications director, Katie Townsend.

Hubfest begins at 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It will feature music, food, art and family friendly activities.

"We have four stages of entertainment throughout the day," said Townsend. "We have various sanctioned events and we have a children's village and this year we are featuring several birthday celebrations."

Those include the zoo's 60th anniversary and the University of Southern Mississippi's centennial. Townsend said there will be event parking available at the train depot, and other area venues.

Some streets will close starting Friday night in preparation for Hubfest.

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