Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

Jul 14, 2011, 09:39 ET from Jekyll Island Club Hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy two of the South's favorite foods – shrimp and grits, at this weekend festival September 16-18, 2011. With delicious food, live music, and great entertainment, "Shrimp and Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival" is an Island-wide event that showcases the wonderful tastes, sights and sounds of Jekyll Island. The weekend features an amateur and professional shrimp & grits cooking competition, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, a large fine arts & crafts vendor village, live entertainment and a kid-friendly fun zone. All activities and entertainment are set amongst the live oaks and historic cottages of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel National Landmark Historic District. Admission to the festival is free.

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What a better way to start off the Shrimp & Grits Festival weekend than with our Chefs demonstrating our "Award Winning" Shrimp & Grits! Questions and comments are welcomed from the audience. The relaxed atmosphere gives guests an opportunity to learn how to prepare and present this delicious dish and exchange ideas with the chef and each other. The chef provides a very generous tasting of each course, one glass of wine complements the meal, and printed, easy-to-follow recipes will be given. "Come with an appetite!" Early reservations are suggested. For reservation call 912-635-2600.

Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits Festival Package Includes: $255.00/per night

  • Clubhouse or Traditional Accommodations with queen, king or two double beds
  • Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • Two tickets to the Jekyll Island Club's booth for their winning Shrimp and Grits
  • 2011 Festival t-shirts and official poster

Please note: Two night minimum. Taxes and resort fee extra. Space availability basis. Deluxe and suite upgrades available for additional fee. Single rates available. Certain restrictions apply.

About the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel originally built in 1886 as a hunting retreat for America's wealthy elite, including J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Joseph Pulitzer, the Vanderbilts, Goulds and Astors. Restored to its original splendor in 1986, now a National Historic Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only four-star resort, presenting 157 rooms and suites in five historical settings. For more information on the hotel, please visit or call 800-535-9547.

Kathryn Hearn
Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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