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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Enthusiasts of the Wizard of Oz and American Indian culture will discover there is no place like Aberdeen during the 2006 Oz Festival/The Dakota Heritage June 9-10. The event is located at Wylie Park’s Land of Oz inside Storybook Land. Enjoy the legacy of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” at this free festival. See the real Munchkins from the MGM movie, along with parades, live music, storytelling, artists, food-vendors and much more! Experience American Indian culture and heritage with authentic music, dancing and storytelling. “The 2006 Oz Festival/Dakota Heritage is a free opportunity to simply have fun,” said Carlon Van Wagner, event organizer. “I encourage everyone to visit Aberdeen’s wonderful Wylie Park June 9th and 10th to experience all the exciting events and culture of this festival.” Call (800) 645-3851 or visit for more information. The 2006 Oz Festival/The Dakota Heritage was chosen as one of the South Dakota Office of Tourism’s “Great Events.” The Great Events campaign is a marketing tool used to promote events and increase visitation at events across the state. To qualify, an event must meet certain criteria, including visitor appeal, growth potential and length of the event.