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)
Partly Cloudy
Friday 07/03/2015 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
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Saturday 07/04/2015 20%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 95F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 07/05/2015 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 07/06/2015 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 07/07/2015 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Wednesday 07/08/2015 10%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 92F. Winds light and variable.

 

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