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)
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Sunday 12/04/2016 40%
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Thunderstorms developing late. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
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Monday 12/05/2016 80%
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 12/06/2016 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 82F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Wednesday 12/07/2016 10%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 12/08/2016 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 69F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Friday 12/09/2016 0%
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Sunny. High around 50F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

 

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