Levee Fest BBQ Cookoff & Fall Festival Saturday Oct 2, 2010 Macon, GA


CONTACT: Stacy Campbell, Marketing Director

(478) 751-7413


August 23, 2010

Macon, GA’s International Cherry Blossom Festival Announces Levee Fest

Macon, GA--- At a press conference held at Central City Park on Monday, August 23rd the Cherry Blossom Festival Board of Directors, Trustee Members, and the festival staff made a special announcement concerning a new event coming to Macon. Cherry Blossom Festival President and CEO Karen Jordan Lambert presided over the meeting and gave background on the decision to bring a new event to Macon. “As you all know the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is the signature spring event for Macon and Bibb County, but festival organizers are working diligently to assure that the outstanding programming for which the festival has become known occurs throughout the year. Understanding the importance of attracting tourism and publicity to our area, we want to expand on the success of the Cherry Blossom Festival by producing smaller scale events such as the Cherry Blossom Ball Drop on New Years Eve.”

“With that in mind” Lambert stated, “The Cherry Blossom Festival would like to introduce Levee Fest! Levee Fest is an exciting new Fall event scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd at Historic Central City Park. The event will feature a barbeque cook-off, kids world, vendors, live music beginning at 11 a.m. featuring favored Athens artist Corey Smith from 8 until 10 p.m. with a fireworks finale.”

Levee Fest has partnered with the Luke Bryan Farm Tour who will be presenting a concert Friday, October 1st at Luther Williams field. Tickets for that concert will be $20 and are available at www.lukebryan.com or at the Cherry Blossom Festival Headquarters.

Tickets for Levee Fest are $10 and are available at www.leveefest.com or at the Cherry Blossom Festival Headquarters. Children 12 and under are free until 5 p.m. We encourage everyone to bring your blankets and lawn chairs to spread out at beautiful Central City Park and enjoy a fun filled fall day in Macon!

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Central Georgia Breast Care Center at the Medical Center of Central Georgia will be holding an event at Levee Fest from 4 until 5 p.m. on the stage as well as sponsoring the Fireworks Finale. Cyndey Busbee with the Medical Center and Central Georgia Breast Care Center was on hand to explain more about their Paint the Town Pink campaign.

She stated “Paint The Town Pink” is an October-long community campaign designed to emphasize the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. Sponsored by The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG), the campaign’s variety of educational, screening and social events will spread the word about the comprehensive breast care services and programs available throughout the Central Georgia area. 2010 marks the first annual “Paint The Town Pink” campaign. We anticipate events will evolve and expand each year. We are excited that we can kick off this annual event in conjunction with Levee Fest where we will introduce the community to some local survivors and their families and entertain the crowd with Pink Fireworks!”

Cherry Blossom Festival Board Chairman Steve Farr is thrilled with the prospect of the festival expanding to other events throughout the year. “We hope to continue the winning combination of local support and tourism draws by producing quality events in the fall and on New Years Eve. The festival wants to thank everyone in City and County Governments who have worked together to make all of this possible”.

Stacy Campbell

Marketing Director

Macon Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival

794 Cherry Street

Macon, GA 31201

478-751-7413 (office)

478-228-7866 (Cricket Cell Phone)

478-751-7408 (fax)


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