Georgia’s Annual Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival on Jekyll Island This Fall


On September 20-22, 2012, Jekyll Island, located on the coast of Georgia, will be holding its 8th Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, which has sparked the interest of thousands over the last seven years.

Chefs and foodies from across the Southeast flock at the food-centric festival, either to try their hand to create the event’s best shrimp and grits recipe, or to eat their way through the plethora of dishes available.

Set under the cover of live oaks in the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District, The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival provides a laid-back, relaxed Southern atmosphere for savoring delicious coastal cuisine and great entertainment.

There will also be a Concert in the Round concert on the Jekyll Island wharf, which will feature a dinner on the wharf, prepared by the acclaimed Latitude 31° restaurant, as well as a private performance from Rob Crosby. An American country music artist, Crosby has charted eight singles and six albums, and co-wrote several hit singles, including Martina McBride’s “Concrete Angel.”

The Craft Beer Fest will also return to give guests sampling of the best brews in the Southern Eagle Distributing hops and malt line-up. The tasting selection is $10 for 10 tastes, and a commemorative brew glass will be available for $3.

Additionally, more than a hundred acclaimed arts and craft purveyors will also have tents set up throughout the weekend.  Included on this years’ list of artisans are Copper Tree Pottery, Vitello Sandal Factory, Dominey Metal Art and stone jewelry artist Gabriela Baumgartner.

General admission to the festival is free.

Renee Blodgett
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