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 Rain
Sunday 12/21/2014 60%
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Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 57F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Monday 12/22/2014 60%
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Overcast with rain showers at times. High 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
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Tuesday 12/23/2014 90%
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Wednesday 12/24/2014 100%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms. Potential for severe thunderstorms. High 72F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Clear
Thursday 12/25/2014 10%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 62F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 12/26/2014 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 66F. Winds light and variable.

 

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