Celebrating spring with 25,000 of our Valdosta-area friends, WWALS will have a table at the Azalea Festival, Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 March 2016.
10AM-6PM Saturday 12 March 2016
10AM-5PM Sunday 13 March 2016 (facebook event)
Patterson at W. Brookwood Drive
(across Patterson from VSU)
That’s on One Mile Branch, so we can watch it for fish, turtles, or any grease-caused spills
Volunteer: WWALS members can help at the table!
What: The Festival announcement says:
The 16th Annual Azalea Festival is quickly approaching! This year’s festival is set to be the biggest and best yet! Approximately 25,000 attendees from all over the Southeast will converge in Valdosta and Lowndes County on March 12 & 13 to enjoy two full days of vendors and entertainment. Guests can expect to see approximately 160 arts & crafts vendors, a food court, six stage areas (the most ever!) of entertainment, a 5k race, a 1 mile fun walk/run, and a huge KidZone full of fun and activities. Special thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and entertainers for making the Azalea Festival possible.
Back by popular demand will be the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show (Sunday), the Disc-Connected K9’s Frisbee Show, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, the Wild Adventures Stage, and a whole lot more! This year, our KidZone has been expanded to include the new Falconry Forever (Birds of Prey) display and exhibits and the Touch-A-Truck area.
This event has become a regional festival attracting attendees from all over the Southeastern United States. In 2015, we had over 150 vendors and guests from several different states. Race participants have come from as far away from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. In addition, last minute hits on our website indicate that people are traveling from as far away as the Carolinas, Alabama, and throughout Florida to attend the Azalea Festival. And why not? Admission is free and it’s great fun!
Plan to stay for the whole weekend—March 12 & 13 will also be the seasonal opening weekend for Wild Adventures Theme Park. So, plan to spend the entire weekend in Valdosta and Lowndes County. Spend a day at the festival and a day at Wild Adventures! In addition to the Azalea Festival and Wild Adventures, Valdosta and Lowndes County offers a lot more to see and do. Book a room at one of our many hotels for the weekend and dine at any of our great restaurants. Make the weekend of March 12 & 13, 2016 your South GA mini vacation!
If you have any questions about the festival, please contact us at (229) 269-9381. For more information on the Azalea Festival Century Bike Ride (Mar. 5) or 5k and Fun Run (Mar. 12), please call VLPRA at (229) 259-3507 (ride, run, and walk sponsored by VLPRA and Smoothie King). See you at the festival!
H. Aaron Strickland
And we hope to see you at some of the other upcoming WWALS outings and events!
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