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Dawn Varvaro, 44, of Spring Hill enjoys a soda during a 10-minute break before greeting people at the Swamp Fest at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. “I chose to dress up as ‘Swamp Chick’ to make people happy,” Varvaro said.

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Dawn Varvaro, 44, of Spring Hill enjoys a soda during a 10-minute break before greeting people at the Swamp Fest at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. “I chose to dress up as ‘Swamp Chick’ to make people happy,” Varvaro said.

The 20th annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. The event includes arts and crafts vendors, food and a carnival. The carnival will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. today and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. Parking at the attraction is limited to handicap parking for those with wheelchairs and scooters; all other handicap and general parking will be at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., about 2 1/2 miles west of Weeki Wachee. All parking and shuttle service is free. For information, visit swampfestweekiwachee.com or call (352) 592-5656.

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