Shrimp and Grits Festival kicks off this weekend

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - The fifth annual Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, the only festival in the country dedicated solely to the widely popular and Quintessentially southern dish, Shrimp and Grits.

The festival drew more than 18,000 people last year.

Some of the highlights include amatuer and professional cooking competitions, shrimp boat excursions, shrimp eating contest, and mych more.

The hours are as follows:

Friday, September 17 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 18 from 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, September 19 from 11:00am - 4:00pm

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