The Amory Railroad Festival started Thursday morning and runs through tomorrow. People from just about every state attend, and usually a few from other countries. Lots of money is spent and lots of coins are dropped. The festival is good for the city, the merchants, the vendors who sell stuff and those of us who detect, but it's aggravating. Hard to get around within three blocks of main street while it's going on, and music blaring most of the time that's so loud we can hear it at our house and we live at least 3/4 of a mile from the park. The city guys who clean the park on Monday's after the festival rake the park and pick up all the coins they see, but they miss enough to make it worthwhile to hunt. After the festival last year, in about 5 hours, I found a little over $10 in newer coins plus a silver dime and a wheatie we had missed the many other times we hunted there. That was a lot more than I expected to find as four other guys hunted it before I did.