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Sputnikfest draws visitors from near and far

12:29 AM, Sep. 8, 2013
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The sun dried up Saturday morning's rain just in time for the start of the sixth annual self-described "wild and wacky" Sputnikfest outside of the Rahr-West Art Museum.

The family-friendly festival, named by Reader's Digest magazine as one of the "Top Five Funkiest Festivals in the Country" commemorates the 1962 crash landing of a piece of the Russian satellite on Eighth Street, right in front of the museum.

"There's nothing else like this. It's a one-of-kind event because it was a one-time happening," said Greg Vadney, executive director of the museum. "To make it something that is just ...

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