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St. Simons Island 4th Annual Food & Spirits Festival

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Each year, September brings fall weather, football, and the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival. This local culinary affair is the highlight of the season and offers something for everyone with its multitude of events- from BBQ competitions where professional golfers (think Davis Love III, Zach Johnson, and more) take on the pitmasters, to Celebrity Guest Chefs displaying their skills, and oceanfront brunches with live music and swaying palm trees. All profits benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles, the area’s only non-profit hospice serving a 5 county area.

The main event is “Saturday Under the Oaks,” and takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St Simons Island.  This is where you are sure to find everyone you know. This tasty social gathering has so much going on, you’re sure to enjoy it all! A tasting tent featuring gourmet food from local eateries, mixology tents highlighting specialty cocktails, a market area where local artisans are selling their goods, and even a Kid Zone for the little ones.

Throughout the day there will be many live demos, including a Chef Showdown. Four local chefs will compete in a 30 min “Chopped Style” cook-off, which will be judged by the audience and Celebrity Chefs. In the spirit of charity, to participate in the Chef Showdown, each chef is raising money for Hospice of the Golden Isles here, and the Top 4 earners will earn their spot in the competition. This event is particularly exciting for us because ECHO’s Chef de Cuisine, James Flack, is one of the local chefs trying to earn his spot in the Top 4 to compete on October 3. You can vote for Chef Flack so he gets the chance to compete by donating here!

No matter which event(s) you choose to participate in, you and your taste buds are sure to have a great time! The festival’s 2015 full event schedule includes:

  • Wednesday, September 30
    • First Bite Kick-Off
    • Southern Soul BBQ & Beer Pairing
  • Thursday, October 1
    • BBQ Pro-Am presented by Georgia Crown
  • Friday, October 2
    • Sip, Taste and Tour in the Pier Village
    • Friday Night Festival Feast
  • Saturday, October 3
    • Saturday Under the Oaks
    • Oyster Fest
    • Saturday Night Dine Around
  • Sunday, October 4
    • SPIRITual Sunday Brunch

For more details on each event, or to purchase tickets visit here. You can also follow & post on social media using #tastessi and by following Saint Simons Food & Spirit Festival on Facebook or @SSFSFest on Twitter & Instagram.


April 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 4th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: April 5th & 6th from 9AM to 5PM- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

The Annual Glynn Art in the Park EXTRAvARTganza: April 12th & 13th from 10AM to 5PM- Enjoy a day of art by the ocean! This annual festival presented by The Glynn Art Association, features talented artists from across the country. The event is held in Postell Park by the Pier on St. Simons Island.

The 4th Annual Americana & Blues Festival: April 12th at 7PM- Come out for a night of live music and fun underneath the stars. This annual event is held at Coastal Kitchen and benefits Hospice of The Golden Isles. Tickets are $20.

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff: April 13th from 1-7PM-  Grab your family and friends and head out to the park for an afternoon of live music underneath majestic oak trees. There will be raffles, activities for the kids and of course, lots of fun! Each month, second Sunday benefits a local charity.

Annual Spring Exhibit at The Left Bank Art Gallery: April 17th through May 31st- Celebrate springtime by viewing some wonderful art exhibits. Along with the exhibits, the art gallery will be welcoming two new artists: Catherine Elliott of Connecticut and Millie Gosch of Atlanta who have been invited to show their contemporary impressionistic landscapes. For more information, visit their website.

Keep Brunswick & The Golden Isles Beautiful Golf Tournament: April 21st from 11:30AM to 6PM at The Brunswick Country Club- This fundraiser golf tournament raises money to help keep our community beautiful and clean! Cost is $90/player or $360/team. For more information, visit their website.

Cassina Garden Club’s 8th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: April 26th from 10AM to 5PM-  Tour 8 beautiful and blooming private gardens on St. Simons Island. Proceeds from the event help maintain Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation slave cabins  on Gascoigne Bluff. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. For more information, visit their website.