Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival offering free entry to make up for canceled day

Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival offering free entry to make up for canceled day

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTOC) -The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is offering free entry to all guests that come to J.F. Gregory Park on Sunday.

The festival usually charges $10 to get in, but a washout on Saturday canceled all festivities including a live performance by the Marshall Tucker Band.

Pre-purchased Saturday tickets can be used on Sunday, as can pre-purchased carnival wristbands. There are no refunds available.

“Anybody can come," said Kathryn Johnson, the Executive Director of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce. "We still want people to come out and enjoy the food vendors, the arts and crafts and business vendors that are here they’ve put a lot of work into this and we want them supported.”

It's more than businesses trying to make money on their bestsellers.

The scouts with troop 400 sell their peach cobbler every year to help the community.

“We do a lot for the community like service and community projects," said Blake Whitaker with troop 400. "We’ve cleaned up parks. We’ve helped out with different churches around.”

Usually, the troop sells upwards of 80 large pots of peach cobbler a day at the festival. Saturday, they only sold 25.

This is their only fundraiser of the year, so they want to make Sunday count.

“We’re going to try our best to come out tomorrow better than we were today and try to sell more than we did today at least,” said Whitaker.

The rain won’t be here, but it’ll still be haunting with wet grass and mud. The David Lee Murphy and Marshall Tucker Band will not be rescheduled for tomorrow.

The Festival posted a statement to their Facebook page on Saturday evening, saying that the event would be canceled for Saturday night.

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