Kending/Pingtong for DragonBoat Festival

Hi all,

Would love to get out of Taipei for the holiday. Do you think the crowds would be too bad in Kending/Pingtong? I was thinking train out of Taipei to Kending on Thursday night, spend night in Kending, friday day on the beach, eat well, then go to Pingtong on Saturday for the Dragonboat Festival? I heard it’s nice there? Anybody been?

I’m new to Taiwan so any suggestions appreciated. I’m traveling with a fat friend who likes to eat a lot.