Event Schedule

Please note that events are rain or shine; no refunds or exchanges.

Wednesday, September 30

First Bite Kick-Off (Invitation Only) – a chance for Founders and Sponsors to receive an exclusive chance to meet and mingle while kicking off the Festival.

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Southern Soul BBQ & Beer Pairing - where Pitmasters Harrison Sapp, Griffin Bufkin and SSBBQ's new Chef John Helfrich let their culinary art of BBQ shine while pairing unique BBQ dishes with Wild Heavens Craft Brews! SOLD OUT

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Thursday, October 1

GA Crown Dist Logo w400 h300bulleit w400 h300Georgia Crown Distributing Co. & Bulleit Bourbon presents the BBQ Pro-Am - watch legendary pitmasters and professional golfers go head to head while enjoying live music, unique libations and a friendly competition on Rainbow Island, hosted by Sea Island. 6-9:00PM ($95) Limited tickets available

Friday, October 2

 Sip, Taste and Tour Pier Crawl - the historic Pier Village plays host to a night of drinks, nibbles, specials, music and sweets as we highlight all the wonderful shops and restaurants in the area. 5:30-10PM ($25)SavannahDistributing


Friday Night Festival Feast - In the newly renovated Halyards Restaurant, Local & Guest Celebrity Chefs display their culinary creativility during this 5 course dinner paired with world renowned wines of the Duncan Family - Silver Oak and Twomey.  7PM $200 Very limited tickets available

Participating Chefs: Dave Snyder from Halyards Restaurant, John Belechak from Palmers Village Cafe, Matt Gray from The Public House, Justin Burdett from Local Provisions and Tom Delaney from Delaney's Bistro 


Saturday, October 3

Saturday Under the Oaks - includes the Viola’s Farmer & Artisan Market (11AM-4PM; Free), Beachview Event Rental’s Local Flavors Tasting Tent, the Mixology Tent presented by Rich Products, a Kid’s Zone presented by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, as well as activities, book signings and live music in the pristine Gascoigne Bluff Park. (12-3PM; $50) 


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Oyster Fest presented by Little St. Simons Island - feast on an array of oysters, an all-star line-up of local musicians and delicious libations while enjoying one of the most beautiful views in the Golden Isles, hosted by Coastal Kitchen. 7-10PM ($25)


Saturday Night Dine Around - enjoy culinary creations at one of the many participating restaurants and percentage of your bill goes directly to the Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Participating restaurants include: Brogens North, Ember Farm to Fire, Echo, Halyards, Palmers Village Cafe, Tramici and Tortuga Jacks

Sunday, October 4

Spiritual Sunday Brunch - Soulful sounds, spirits and food hosted by the iconic King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. 12:30-3PM $50

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1st Course:
Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit
2nd Course:
Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter
3rd Course:
Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
4th Course:
Braised Waygu Short Rib’s, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Green Bean & Sweet Pea’s
5th Course:
GA. Peach &Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream