Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival on Jekyll Island celebrates coastal cooking and southern hospitality. Since its inaugural year in 2006, the event has brought attention and public awareness to the unique sweet taste of Wild Georgia Shrimp. One of the primary purposes of Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, is to bolster an affinity for Wild Georgia Shrimp. Highlights of the festival include, the amateur and professional cooking competitions, shrimp boat excursions, shrimp eating contests, cookbook signings, cooking demonstrations and much more. The festival is completed with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ fun zone!

eatingcontest08Festival Grounds Times
Friday, September 18 – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 19 –  10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday , September 20 – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

• Enjoy $3 samples of Shrimp & Grits form each of the vendors on Friday.

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