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Louise Harrison shows off her book “My Kid Brother’s Band: The Beatles!” at the Beatlemania festival in Alton. (Hill ’n Holler staff photo)

Louise Harrison shows off her book “My Kid Brother’s Band: The Beatles!” at the Beatlemania festival in Alton. (Hill ’n Holler staff photo)

Alton, Mo. — The Ozarks Beatlemania festival — a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ visit to the nearby Pigman Ranch — offered something for everyone.
Performances by a variety of acts were featured on two stages all day long, closing with a concert and street dance ’til 8.
Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison, was there to sell and autograph her book, My Kid Brother’s Band: The Beatles!. To order the an autographed copy of the book, click HERE.
A Beatles Look-Alike contest and Beatles karaoke contest were featured.
Antique cars from the ’50’s, ’60’s and ’70’s were on display in the school parking lot.
A Yesterday exhibit at the FEMA Building featured Beatles memorabilia, pictures, stoires, ’60’s clothing and other items.
A children’s area by the school featured pony rides, a bounce house and variety of activities.
Do You Want to Know a Secret? at the Community Worship Center featured a documentary, a showing the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, and speakers on the Beatles, their visit to the Pigman Ranch and ’60’s culture.
A few of those attending wore ’60’s attire.
Vendors on the Square displayed Beatles, ’60’s and a few unrelated items.
The festival was sponsored by the Alton Community Foundation. Some of the festival proceeds went to the Alton Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund.
The Ozarks Black Gold Walnut Festival is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Alton.
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Barbara Simpson of Alton sold a variety of Beatles items in her booth. (Hill ‘n Holler staff photo)

Barbara Simpson of Alton sold a variety of Beatles items in her booth. (Hill ‘n Holler staff photo)

Jean Rosenow of Brighton buys a book from Louise Harrison. (staff photo)

Jean Rosenow of Brighton buys a book from Louise Harrison. (staff photo)

Nina Connolly of Houston, Mo., sold tie dyed items at her Dying Alternatives booth. (staff photo)

Nina Connolly of Houston, Mo., sold tie dyed items at her Dying Alternatives booth. (staff photo)

Another booth at the Beatlemania festival (Photo by Janie Crews)

Another booth at the Beatlemania festival (Photo by Janie Crews)

This Fab Four won the Look-Alike Contest (staff photo)

This Fab Four won the Look-Alike Contest (staff photo)

These contestants in the Look-Alike Contest won Beatles mugs. (staff photo)

These contestants in the Look-Alike Contest won Beatles mugs. (staff photo)

One of the bands playing at the Beatlemania festival (Photo by Janie Crews)

One of the bands playing at the Beatlemania festival (Photo by Janie Crews)

Marge Shipp and Jennie Underwood sold the Oregon County History Book 1, published by the Oregon County Historical Society. (staff photo)

Marge Shipp and Jennie Underwood sold the Oregon County History Book 1, published by the Oregon County Historical Society. (staff photo)

Janie Crews with a Beatles aficionado

Janie Crews with a Beatles aficionado

Boys from the Alton High School Choir singing at the festival. (staff photo)

Boys from the Alton High School Choir singing at the festival. (staff photo)

Booths set up on the Alton Square (staff photo)

Booths set up on the Alton Square (staff photo)

Terry Hampton, Independent candidate for Congress from the 8th District, shows off her new banner. (staff photo)

Terry Hampton, Independent candidate for Congress from the 8th District, shows off her new banner. (staff photo)

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