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The Wiener Dog Nationals will once again be a part of this year’s Looney Days festivities in Vergas. The dogs will be racing on a track set up at the Vergas city baseball diamond on Saturday, Aug. 16. Hot laps start at 11 a.m., with the races set to take place from noon to 3 p.m. (Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers)

Vergas is ready to get 'Looney,' as annual festival runs Thursday-Sunday

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Kids fishing, wiener dogs racing, old timers playing softball, loons calling… err, make that a contest for calling loons.


It’s all part of the fun of Vergas’s annual Looney Days festival, which kicks off Thursday with the crowning of Vergas “royalty,” who will preside over the weekend’s festivities.


The Miss Vergas, Princess Altona and Junior King & Queen pageants are all set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Vergas Event Center.

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