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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Downtown Albany came alive Saturday. The riverfront was bustling with people for the International festival.

Dozens of venders set up on North Front street to sell food and other items that reflect their culture. The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and Downtown Merchants say this is a good opportunity for people to interact with people from different countries, and its a way to bring more enriching events to the riverfront.

"I like being out here with the people and It's fun getting out," said Leah Bird who owns her own pepper jam business. "I work a lot on the farm so when I get to be around a lot of people and near the river where we're finally getting activity, it's great."

This is the second year Albany has hosted the International festival. Vendors said they look forward to next year.

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