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Labor day weekend events

Lynsay Clutter/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis - There is lots to do in the Circle City over the three day weekend. Saturday, a parade and all weekend long, music and loads of barbeque at the Rib America festival at Military Park.

The sounds are exciting and the sights are entertaining at Indy's Labor Day parade. 

"Just to see the kids faces," said a spectator along the parade route.

But for adults the parade means much more. It's the day to honor Indiana's workers and for laborers to celebrate.

Laborer Steve Poteet said, "Just showing that we're more than just a working trade out for the work. We're out here having fun and a good time."

Labor Day is also the traditional start of the campaign season.

"Anyone need to register to vote?," ask a parade participant.

You could see candidates hitting the pavement and peddling their message.

Mayor Bart Peterson told Eyewitness News, "It's kind of fun people from both political parties out shaking hands and the pressing the flesh."

After the parade, the crowds headed over to Military park to enjoy music and sink their teeth into award-winning ribs at the RibAmerica Festival.

"I've tried three different kinds already today. Really good. I thought Pigfoot was the best," said a customer.

The Pigfoot grillmaster says he has no secrets his special sauce or his cut.

Jerry Gibson of PigFoot BBQ said, "We only buy the center part called the St. Louis cut. Cook for 2 1/2 hours at 275 degrees and I guarantee you they'll be the plumpest ribs at a show."

Wash them down with the most refreshing drink, listen to some great music and don't let the end of summer pass you buy.

Saturday night, the Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage.
     
Sunday, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Hootie and the Blowfish perform.

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