Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woodbine Expects 20,000 to Show Up for Crawfish

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woodbine Expects 20,000 to Show Up for Crawfish

Article excerpt

Naysayers predicted nobody would show up when city officials

organized the first Woodbine Crawfish Festival in 1985. The

cynics were wrong.

While only 300 people were expected to attend the loosely

organized event 12 years ago, more than 1,000 people showed up

and city officials knew they were on to something.

Tonight and tomorrow, organizers expect to serve nearly four

tons of crawfish to more than 20,000 visitors from as far away

as Atlanta, said Sandy Rayson, secretary for this year's event,

to be held on the streets of downtown Woodbine.

"This is one of the biggest festivals in this area," Rayson

said.

"There will be something for everyone," she said, referring to

the more than 150 arts and crafts booths, a children's carnival,

parades and other entertainment.

Local favorite, Alibi, will be the feature act tonight with a

performance from 7 to 11 p.m. Other notable entertainers

scheduled tomorrow include The Cabana Beach Band with Randy

Scott at 11 a. …

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