Freedom Festival buttons cost more this year, but organizers say sales havent trailed off because of the higher price. They sold 27-thousand buttons last year and festival organizers expect to sell just as many this year. The price went up to help cover expenses. Included with the fifteen dollar button is a value pack of coupons from 24 area businesses. Just a reminder you can purchase buttons at local banks, credit unions, and Schnucks grocery stores. This is the 33rd annual year for the festival. Well be there live Thursday and Friday for all newscasts.