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
Saturday 04/25/2015 80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy early, then thunderstorms developing this afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 04/26/2015 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Monday 04/27/2015 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High near 85F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 04/28/2015 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 77F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 04/29/2015 90%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely. High 81F. SSE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/30/2015 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 79F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

 

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