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Future Shrimp and Grits Festivals scheduled after peak of hurricane season

The Jekyll Island Authority announced on Tuesday the rescheduling of the popular Shrimp-and-Grits Festival

The festival is often a coastal favorite along the coast and throughout the state combining southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, over 100 art and crafts vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more.

The Authority said the 2019 Shrimp and Grits Festival will be in late September. In 2017, the festival was interrupted by Hurricane Irene. The festival will continue as scheduled next year and will settle into its new date, the first weekend in November, in 2020.

The dates for future Shrimp and Grits Festivals are as follows which places the future dates in November after the peak of hurricane season which is in September.

2019- September 20-22

2020- November 6-8

2021- November 5-7

2022- November 4-6


Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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