Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

shrimp-grits-wild-georgia-shrimp-festival-38It’s always a good time at the Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island. The festival consist of a cook off, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, art and crafts. A wonderful time for the entire family. All the locals love this event. It highlights local restaurants twist on shrimp & grits along with including amateur chefs and foodies alike! Located between the water and Jekyll Island Club.

Below is the schedule of events:
Festival Hours

Friday: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$3 sample night

Friday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Enjoy $3 samples of Shrimp & Grits from each of the Shrimp & Grits vendors

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Friday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Family Fun Zone – Mr. Moonwalk’s Largest Mobile Zipline, Rock Wall, American Bungee, Inflatables and more!

Friday 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday 11:00AM – 4:00 PM

Flippenout Extreme Trampoline Show

Saturday Noon, 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Sunday Noon, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Craft Brew Tasting – Morgan Center

Presented by Southern Eagle Distributing

Friday 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

The Wild Georgia Shrimp Cooking Competition – Behind Morgan Center

Presented by Georgia Grown

Saturday – Amateur Chefs 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Consumer Choice Judging 1:30 PM
Sunday

Professional Chefs 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Consumer Choice Judging 1:30 PM
Main Stage Area

Friday, September 19

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Live Music – Backbeat Boulevard

Saturday, September 20

10:00 AM Festival Grounds Open

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Live Music – WharfRatz

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Big Dawg and Paul Show

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Shrimp Eating Contest I

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Live Music – Courson Saunds & Band

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Awards Ceremony for Amateur Cooking Competition

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Shrimp Eating Contest II

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Live Music – The Saint Francis Band

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Live Music – Songwriters in the Round featuring

Rob Crosby, James Dean Hicks and Billy Montana

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Big Dawg and Paul Show

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Live Music – Shane Bridges Band

Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM -12:30 PM Live Music – Dogs Love Trucks

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Big Dawg and Paul Show

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Shrimp Eating Contest

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Live Music – Traveling Riverside Band

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Awards Ceremony for Professional Cooking Competition

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Jekyll Island Foundation – Raffle Winners Announcement

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM United Way – Raffle Winners Announcement

4:00 PM Festival Grounds Close

Southern Living Area

Saturday, September 20

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cooking Demonstration I

Chef Vanessa Rocchio, Southern Living Test Kitchen Professional and Author of What’s for Supper:

5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Cooking Demonstration II

Sandwich Smackdown

Chef Vanessa Rocchio, Southern Living Test Kitchen Professional with assistance

from Chef Nathan Lippy, Cobblestone Bread Co.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cooking Demonstration II

Chef Jennifer Hill Booker, Author of Field Peas to Foie Gras, Southern Recipes with a French Accent

Sunday, September 21

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cooking Demonstration – Chef Warren Caterson,

Enjoy!!