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Waycross is located in Ware County northeast of Valdosta between Homerville and Jesup where US Highways 82 and 84 cross in the Coast Region of the state. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 4,247, an increase of 32 since 1990.

Townspeople came up with an odd tourist gimmick in the 1950s. Local police would stop motorists with out-of-state license plates and escort them downtown, where they would be met by the Welcome World Committee and given overnight lodging, dinner and a trip to the swamp. The tradition ended when the interstates opened.

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Azalea Festival Valdosta GA March9-10 Free admission to a festival drawing 20,000 people from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Springtime Tallahassee Tallahassee FL April6 The festival includes a lot of fun for families and friends, such as: the Grand Parade, Jubilee in the Park, Children's Park, and the entertainment stages throughout the Jubilee with local and national entertainment acts.
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville Beach FL April5-7 Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family.
Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival Tallahassee FL April20-21 This annual two-day event draws tens of thousands of people to Tallahassee's downtown Chain of Parks from around the Big Bend/Southeast region to see 100+ artists who have traveled from all over the country to display their original works of fine art for sale and be judged by a juried panel in their media category.
Bradford County Florida Strawberry Festival Starke FL April20-21 Family Fun; Entertainment; FREE Train Rides and Bounce House; Strawberry 5k Run; Food and Craft Vendors.