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Moultrie Spring Fling forges ahead


The rain isn't putting a damper on Moultrie's Spring Fling and Backyard Barbeque festival.   This year the festival will be bigger, and features new activities.  

The Colquitt County arts center has partnered with the city and Main Street program for the event.   A dozen professional artists will be displaying their artwork and competing for cash prizes.  

Moultrie Artist Clare Pearson says it's nice to show off her hard work. "I spent most of my adult life in Florida. To be able to come back and show people that I am back and I do have quite a collection of paintings to show."  

There will also be ceramic, mosaic art, and glass blowing demonstrations.

The much anticipated Battle of the Bands is also back. The event was a popular staple of the festival in the 90's.

This year 12 bands will be competing across four categories for prizes. The three hour battle begins at 2:45pm Saturday.

"We have a lot of people that are very excited about it. A lot of the adult musicians are excited to see this come back to downtown and a lot of the younger musicians who have never seen a battle of the bands in Moultrie are excited to be part of it," said Eric Foster-Whiddon, the owner of Beans and Strings.

The Kinchafoonee Cowboys will play a free concert  at Colquitt County Arts Center 401 7th Ave, SW, Friday at 8pm.  It has been moved to the Colquitt County Art Center.  

The activities will begin Saturday at 9am in downtown Moultrie.

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