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Folks Chowed Down At Macon's First 'Levee Fest'
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Some folks got the chance to chow down on tasty barbecue at Macon's first "Levee Fest" Saturday. 

The Cherry Blossom Festival Committee presented its new festival at Central City Park Saturday. Gates opened at 11 a.m. 

Committee member Stacy Campbell says they hope the fall event attracts tourists to Macon, outside of their annual March festival.

"We'd like to create a sense of place and an event that Macon likes to call their own," Campbell said. "They've done that with the Cherry Blossom Festival, they've done that with Bragg Jam."

This year, the one-day event features a barbecue cook-off among fifteen teams, including "backyard cookers" and professional teams, Campbell said.

Musician Corey Smith headlined the festival with a concert at 8 p.m.

The event wraps up with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults.

Lakesha Mosley, Macon, who attended the event with her husband, says she couldn't think of a better time of year to take part in another festival.

"With the breeze and the sun, everything combined, I think it's nice," Mosley said.

She sampled ribs from Kevin's barbecue, one of 15 teams vying for the cook-off championship title. 

Mosley says the event showcases the city's culture. She's already made plans to return.

"Hopefully, we'll be part of the barbecue cook-off," Mosley said. 

 

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