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Weekend events boost Albany's economy

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several weekend events are expected to give Albany's economy a boost.

From BMX Racing to an International festival, thousands of visitors are expected in town this weekend. Georgia State Championship BMX Racing is already underway at the Parks at Chehaw. Racing will continue Saturday. Runners from around the state will also make their way to Albany this weekend for the state cross country championships, making a big economic impact.

"With the track meet this weekend they're bringing in I think they were saying about a thousand runners from all around the state so that's huge and then the BMX race they're bringing in about 250 riders from what I understand," said Lisa Riddle, CVB Director.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau also hopes the International Festival will draw people downtown. More than 40 vendors are expected for the event that runs from four to 10 in Riverfront Park Saturday. Front Street will be closed during the festival.

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