Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

Aug 14, 2012, 10:33 ET from Jekyll Island Club Hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy two of the South's favorite foods – shrimp and grits, at this weekend festival September 14-16, 2012. 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, Brew Cruise, book signing, fine arts & crafts vendor village, live entertainment, and family fun entertainment. Live music includes the following bands; Soul Gravy, Traveling Riverside Band, Shane Bridges Band, Honey Blue, and Wharfratz. 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. New to this year's festival is a craft brew tasting presented by Southern Eagle Distributing. Breweries include Magic Hat, RJ Rockers, Kona Breweries, New Belgium, and Southern Tier.

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This year the Jekyll Island Club Hotel has decided to celebrate Shrimp and Grits all month long! That means during the month of September we are offering some spectacular deals for lunch and dinner. So, stop by before the festival to get a taste of the best and come back after because it was that good. Join us for lunch and get a taste of our Award Winning Shrimp and Grits for just $12.50*. This is a deal you won't want to miss! Can't make it for lunch? No problem we are also offering it as a 3-course meal for dinner. This includes a house salad or soup du jour along with Shrimp and Grits and a dessert selection. Enjoy this delectable meal for only $35.00* per person. *Taxes and gratuity extra.

Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits Festival Package Includes: $285.00/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 award winning Shrimp and Grits
  • 2012 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.

Brittney Strickland
Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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