Shrimp & Grits Festival earns award

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (WTOC) – Jekyll Island's Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival won gold honors at the 8th Annual Southeast Festivals & Event Conference.

The event won "Best Festival with a budget under $75,000", Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival received highest honors an event can receive at the conference.

The winners are selected by members of the event community.

"The quality of submissions continues to go up each year making it more difficult to choose only one winner," said Carolyn Morris, executive director for Southeast Festivals and Events Association, in a statement. "It is a shame that only one can 'win gold.' It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your event or community and award those who have worked hard creating the perfect event or festival. The recognition a festival gets for winning is priceless."

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