WTVY  | National  | News, Weather, Sports

Ga. Coast Prepares for Shrimp and Grits Festival

By: AP
By: AP

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Jekyll Island is getting ready for its annual weekend of foodie fun -- the Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits Festival.

Now in its seventh year, the festival is expected to draw thousands of hungry tourists when it opens Sept. 14 at the island state park.

The three-day festival's signature events are its cooking competitions, one for amateurs and another for professional chefs, to determine who makes the best shrimp-and-grits dish on the Georgia coast.

Hungry visitors can pick up sampler plates for $3 apiece.

Organizers say they're adding craft beer tasting to the festival this year, with an option for guests to taste 10 beers for $10.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 168271506