Swampfest – Waycross, GA

March 30, 2011 by  

April 1-2, 2011

Man eating a hotdogOn the first weekend in April, drive down to Waycross, Georgia to join in on the 7th Annual Swampfest. This gathering of festival goers will great food and awesome entertainment. And if you’d like, maybe you can get in on the hot dog eating contest. For the younger ones with a sweeter taste, there’s a Dilly Bar eating and a Coca-Cola chugging contest, all with $100 first prizes.

For entertainment we would recommend the Gator Show on Saturday Morning; because what’s a Swampfest without gators? Another favorite is Okefenokee Joe, wildlife educator and legendary folk hero. Joe has packed his guitar and several of his friendly snakes for this trip to southeast Georgia. There will also be plenty of food, music, demonstrations, arts and crafts at this year’s event. And it all finishes with a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday night. For a full schedule of events, visit the Swampfest website.

The festival is from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturday at the intersection of Elizabeth and Pendleton Streets in downtown Waycross.

(Photo Credits: Ryan Somma and Jan-Erik Finnberg)
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 04/01/2015 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High 82F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/02/2015 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/03/2015 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Saturday 04/04/2015 70%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 71F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Sunday 04/05/2015 0%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 04/06/2015 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 82F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

 

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