ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual, award-winning Saint Simons Food & Spirts Festival, a five-day tribute to the finest in Coastal cuisine, cocktails and entertainment, unfolds across the island and under a canopy of majestic oaks Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Georgia's Golden Isles.
The #TasteSSI celebration showcases the area's finest food, spirits and artistic talent amid the natural beauty of Georgia's Golden Isles, and is well on its way to becoming one of the South's most-popular festivals.
The 2013 Allie Award winner as the Southeast's "Best Public Festival," the 2015 Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival is an interactive event offering rare opportunities to interact in person with the farmers, chefs and professionals who make it happen.
Celebrating the bounty of Georgia's Golden Isles while raising dollars and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, this year's festival features seven signature events spanning five days.
More than 20 of the area's most popular chefs and culinary personalities are scheduled to appear under the direction of master of ceremonies Justin Burdett, award-winning chef and Georgia native. Burdett's talent has been recognized on popular television shows, including Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman and Food Network's Chopped. He also has earned recognition by Food & Wine as one of the Top 10 Chefs of the Southeast.
Other high-profile participants in the festival lineup include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque; 20-time PGA TOUR winner and Golden Isles resident Davis Love III; and a full roster of the finest chefs and food enthusiasts from the area. Surprise appearances from local and guest chefs as well as PGA Tour Golfers will happen throughout the week.
For complete festival details and to purchase tickets and ticket packages, visit the festival website.
About the Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival
The Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival celebrates the bounty of Georgia's Golden Isles while raising dollars and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only community-based, nonprofit hospice serving a five-county area. Please visit TasteSSI.com for complete list of sponsors and for more festival information. For more information about Hospice of the Golden Isles, visit hospice.me.
SOURCE Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival