Border Bash, Westobou Festival now overlap

Bash, Westobou at same time

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 11:03 PM
Last updated Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 11:59 AM
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Augustans might have too much to do one weekend next October, thanks to a double-up in scheduling for football and fine arts.

Bulldogs and Gamecocks come out for Augusta's Border Bash  File
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Bulldogs and Gamecocks come out for Augusta's Border Bash

The Georgia-South Carolina football game is on Oct. 6, coinciding with the Westobou Festival, which runs Oct. 3-7.

Shell Berry, the chairwoman of the board of directors for the Westobou Festival, said there had been no talk yet of how to handle the scheduling conflict.

“I’m certain it will not be the best for us to be competing with that big of a game,” she said.

She said that she did not think that anything had been fully booked but that the dates for the festival are unlikely to be changed.

“We’ll just have to schedule the best we can around it,” she said.

Frank Mulherin, past president of the Augusta Bulldog Club and a board member for the Border Bash Foundation, said he had not
heard any talk about scheduling either.

Border Bash is typically held in downtown Augusta the day before the UGA-South Carolina game, which would place it on Oct. 5.

“If I had to say right now, our intention would be to have it just the same,” he said.

Mulherin said that since the Border Bash has outgrown Augusta Common and moved to The Depot, the odds of the two events running into each other are not very high.

“We would have to see if there was any benefit to combining,” Mulherin said. “I imagine we’re just going to coexist.”

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blues550
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blues550 12/29/11 - 08:10 am
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Take all of Westabou's
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Take all of Westabou's attendane, double it and you might get near the Border Bash crowd. We are in the South - football rules!

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crkgrdn 12/29/11 - 11:54 am
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UGA can easily resolve the

UGA can easily resolve the issue by changing its schedule.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 12/29/11 - 12:00 pm
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just get them to move that

just get them to move that silly football game's schedule

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/29/11 - 12:24 pm
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The better solution is to

The better solution is to move the Border Bash back to the Georgia Gardens and Golf Hall of Fame property. Westabou doesn't use it, and the Border Bash was fun when it was there.

Wait, there are weeds there, you say? No problem. Anthony Esposito will gather some volunteers with lawn mowers and sling blades and clean it up the day before! He's such a swell guy.

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itsanotherday 12/29/11 - 12:47 pm
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Agreed! Border Bash was more
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Agreed! Border Bash was more fun then.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/29/11 - 12:57 pm
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Referring to holding the

Referring to holding the Border Bash at the Georgia Gardens and Golf Hall of Fame, itsanotherday posted:

Agreed! Border Bash was more fun then.

Yes, and perhaps we can get some customers to use the city's new parking deck! We need to put some signs on 13th St. and Jones St. to direct the South Carolina fans to the new parking deck.

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corgimom 12/29/11 - 03:49 pm
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I can't believe that the

I can't believe that the Westabou planners would be so short-sighted. Ah....so Augusta.

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