Every fall high season about September, the seafood festivals up and down the Georgia Coast lays out the tastiest seafood spreads found any where.
The Shrimp and Grits Festival kicks off out on Jekyll Island in honor of our celebrated lowcountry coastal cuisine in Coastal Georgia is up first the September 17th - 19. Staged in the Jekyll Island Historic District, the Shrimp & Grits Festival prepares our renowned Wild Georgia Shrimp fresh from our coastal waters as it was done back in the day. And the ambience amongst the live oaks features those highly sought after wild Georgia shrimp prepared by some of the area's top restaurants.
Moving right along to the next weekend down the coast a smidgen, the St. Mary's Rock Shrimp Festival is holding it's 38th annual event, the grand daddy of all the fall seafood festivals. This one day event on Saturday, September 25th features a 5K & 10K distance run and live entertainment of all varieties.
And finally the 12th annual Ogeechee Seafood Festival promises to be the best ever with our neighbor to the south, Richmond Hill one county away. This event, held every October 15th to the 17th, attracted 30,000 visitors last year. So arrive early and catch the live entertainment all day on the two stages.