The National Retail Federation estimates total spending on food items will reach $6.6 billion, with about 65 percent of people likely to attend a barbecue, cookout, or picnic. The average household will dish out $71.23 for food, up from $68.16 in 2014.
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The program starts Saturday and continues until July 4, 2017. During that time, nine state historic sites and the State Archives will share programming to mark the era.