11th Annual Azalea Festival

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

The 11Th Annual Azalea Festival kicked off Saturday at Drexel Park.

People turned out to enjoy the food, games and all the shops set up by vendors.

Residents out this weekend say it's a great event that helps draw the community closer.

"People need to know that we have something special in Valdosta," said James Myers. "They need to come out and get involved with the activities going on in Valdosta. And be apart of it because it takes everybody to make a city."

Tough economic times almost kept the festival from going on but residents say they're glad organizers were able to get the party started this weekend.

The festival will continues tomorrow.

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  • by AB Location: Ga on Mar 14, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    Had a blast! There was parking if you were willing to walk just two blocks, not too bad. The bands were fun, the kids area was big (although the cost of some of the rides was too high. At $5 each lots of kids had to pick just one ride.) The vendors had some interesting stuff. I ended up with some Mountain Dew Jelly and a great henna design.
  • by JHR Location: Florida on Mar 13, 2011 at 07:56 AM
    We got there fairly early (1230)from out of state. (There was little out of area advertising) Scarce/No parking available as every lot was by then, packed and full. Lots of side & street places had curbing slopply-painted yellow by the Grinchy local residents and some cars were parked diagonally on the street; ----is that allowed? Many closed business blocked their empty lots so they could not be used for the day (what great local community spirit is that?). No police were seen to monitor the traffic flow; why is that? Hygiene & sanitation service was totally inadequate for food safety and personal hygiene. First aid service seemed lost. Idea: Please charge 5$ for adult entry and change the event's location to get this activity managed better for 2012.
  • by J.C. Location: North of Valdosta on Mar 12, 2011 at 07:28 PM
    We enjoyed the festival today. My wife bought several things she didn't know she needed and I signed up to help protect my rights with GeorgiaCarry. I highly recommend!
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