The Coast / Jekyll Island

Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

Dates : 9/19/14 - 9/21/14
Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

912-635-3636 | 877-453-5955
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Located directly on the Georgia coast, Jekyll Island is a shrimper's haven. To celebrate this local treasure, guests are invited to the 8th annual Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, to be held Sept. 19 to 21 on Jekyll Island. This spirited three-day event is the only festival dedicated to the prime local product, Wild Georgia Shrimp, and its Southern cuisine counterpart: grits.

Chefs and foodies from across the Southeast flock to the food-centric festival, either to try their hand to create the event's best shrimp and grits recipe, or to eat their way through the plethora of dishes available. Set under the cover of live oaks in the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District, Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival provides a laid-back, relaxed Southern atmosphere for savoring delicious coastal cuisine and great entertainment. Throughout the weekend festival, the theme is simple: taste, sip, enjoy, repeat!

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00AM
    Friday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Entry Fee 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Type

    Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, Farmers Markets & Agritourism, Film Festivals & Events, Free Things to Do, Music & Concerts