Valdosta's annual Azalea Festival is in full swing. Locals look forward to this weekend all year long. And business owners, especially, welcome visitors to town.
Business owners spent the day setting up their tents at Drexel Park so they can showcase some of their goods and services this weekend.
Thousands are expected to attend this year's event, helping give a boost to the local economy.
People from around the country are in Valdosta enjoying this event, and they're not leaving empty handed.
Rena nelson owns wiregrass interiors in Valdosta, and is one of the event sponsors.
She will operate at booth at the festival for the second year in a row. She says it’s an opportunity to support Valdosta and help her business.
Business owners will really be encouraged if crowds continue to grow each like they have the first few years of this festival.