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NCF 2013: Where Do the Crowds Come From?

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July 2, 2013 -

The National Cherry Festival draws thousands to the area every year.

Begging the question, where are all of these people coming from?

Thanks to the pin boards at the NCF Welcome Center, we can see people are coming from near and far to see what Northern Michigan has to offer.

Some are drawn to the region for the cherries, while others come for various reasons, and choose to stay.

9 and 10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke to a handful of visitors to learn their reasons for traveling to the cherry capital.

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