Posts Tagged ‘St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival’

How to Make A White Russian Even Better- Our Bartender’s Award Winning Version

Monday, February 27th, 2017

White Russian Recipe
Meet Chad. And The Chad.

Chad is one of the many fantastic & creative people that you’ve probably seen behind the bar at ECHO. Recently, Chad created a crazy delicious cocktail that won the Inaugural Coastal Stir Cocktail Challenge at the St Simons Food + Spirits After Matth party this past December.

We didn’t really have a name for his concoction but we were super proud of him and his creation so we decided to name it The Chad. Besides, if nothing else we think it’ll be a conversation starter for anyone wondering about the name.

This award winning cocktail blends some of our favorite Winter ingredients including coffee, coffee infused Dixie Vodka that Chad infused himself (because why not?!?), Chocolate liqueor + more.

For details on how to infuse vodka, visit the full recipe here.

For more of our favorite food & cocktail recipes from ECHO, visit this page!


October 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Romancing the FigureRomancing the Figure: August 30th to October 9th, 2016
Catch it before it ends! ArtTrends Gallery located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA., is hosting “Romancing the Figure”, their first figurative exhibition, August 29th – October 9th. The exhibition features one of the most enduring and fascinating themes in art history, the human figure.
For the past year, each artist has been exploring his or her own unique style of capturing the human form. The gallery will be displaying colorful abstract, bold figurative and impressionistic works created specifically for this exhibition.
ArtTrends Gallery is also hosting an online social media contest prior to the opening. Participants have the chance to win a 10% discount on their favorite work of art. Brush up on your knowledge of the human figure and guess the artist when the gallery posts a famous figurative painting on their Instagram and Facebook. Be the first to guess correctly and win the prize!
ArtTrends Gallery is the only co-op gallery located on Saint Simons Island that is completely owned and operated by the artists whose works are displayed. Founded on May 1, 2015, by nine local artists, the gallery has continued to offer trending art in various mediums. The gallery hosts guest artists, events and continual exhibitions rotating every six weeks.

Summer VaycayGlynn Visual Arts Presents “What I Did On My Summer Vay Cay”: September 6th to October 10th, 2016
Glynn Visual Arts announces its latest member gallery exhibition, “What I Did On My Summer Vay-Cay.” The show opened September 6th and runs through October 10th, 2016. “What I Did On My Summer Vay-Cay” highlights those lazy, hazy, crazy, fun days of summer. The artists’ work features fond summer memories including favorite local spots, nature, flora and fauna, family and travel images – anything inspired by summer travels and activities depicted realistically and metaphorically. The exhibition will take place at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive on Saint Simons Island, GA. Join us to enjoy this great show!
All artwork is for sale.

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Reservations Requested. Admission: $15

Friday, Sep 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: October 1st to 2nd, 2016- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
The St. Simons Island Antique Show hosts antique dealers from all over the southeast – featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, and more.
Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga.
In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!


CoastFestCoastFest 2016: October 1st, 2016- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday.” Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to coastal weather … native plants to horseshoe crabs . . . water conservation to archaeology . . . herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!
1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
Scarecrow ContestPier Village Scarecrow Contest: October 1st, 2016
Kicks off @ Pier Village. Scarecrow Contest-Vote for your favorite scarecrow!!!
Door prizes & Raffles
Yoga in the ParkYoga in the Park: October 1st to 31st, 2016
Please join us for our upcoming Yoga sessions. Instructor Dr. Mary Chambless is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Classes will be held twice a day every Tuesday and Thursday beginning in October. Prices for the class are $40.00 per session (all 8 classes) of either the 11:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. class, or $75 if you are planning on taking both full sessions. A drop in rate of $12 per class applies. Classes are held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Students should bring their own Yoga mat and a bottle of water to class. You may register on our website at, in one of our office locations or at the class. For more information, please contact the Mallery Park office at 912-279-2836.
11:00am – Yoga: Meditation in Motion (8 classes)
5:30pm – Energy Yoga (8 classes)

A Barkin HowloweenA Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: October 1st, 2016
Mellow Mushroom will be hosting A Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween complete with a pet costume contest, games, food, drinks and fun! Raffles to support CARS – Coastal Animal Rescue Society.
Drool at the PoolDrool at the Pool: October 2nd, 2016- 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Does your furry friend like to swim? Bring your dog to the Drool at the Pool Dog Plunge event on Sunday, October 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Neptune Park Pool. $2.00 per person (your pup is free). Dogs must stay on a leash. Social dogs only, please. There will be a swimwear contest for the most fashionable fur baby there! Judging will be at 3:00 p.m. on the main pool deck. What better way to end the summer than to take your furry friend for a dip in the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool? Your pal can splash, swim, chase balls or just lounge! We look forward to seeing you there!

Rhythm on  the River

Rhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: October 2nd, 2016- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!

Eco LectureOctober Eco Lecture Series: October 4th, 2016- 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Linda Chafin and Coastal Wildscapes on Tuesday, October 4th, as they introduce her new book, “Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia.” Admission is $10 per person (includes your first cocktail or soft drink) at the cash bar provided by Straton Hall Events.
Come early at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy drinks with a marsh view! Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m., but feel free to come early to enjoy drinks ahead of time. Eco tip: Bring your own cup to receive $1 off each drink.
The Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing is a monthly event organized by the GreenScene of Coastal Georgia. Held on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month at the beautiful Village Creek Landing venue on St. Simons Island, our Eco Lecture Series presents a new guest speaker each month to present on an education, environmentally-focused topic.

Food and Spirits FestivalSt. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival: October 5th to 9th, 2016
The St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a five-day tribute to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment. The festival takes place in several beautiful, historic venues throughout St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles, October 5 – 9, 2016. The festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in many ways, but specifically raises funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles.
The St. Simons Island Food  Spirits Festival showcases signature events of the area’s finest food, spirits and artistic talent of the Golden Isles. More than 20 of the region’s most popular award-winning chefs and culinary personalities are scheduled to appear. Other high profile participants in the festival line up include co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp of Southern Soul Barbeque; Dave Snyder of Halyards Restaurant Group; 21-time PGA TOUR winner and Golden Isles resident Davis Love III and surprise appearances from a host of PGA TOUR professionals throughout the week.
This Festival has become an annual favorite, allowing guests to experience all that is unique about our community, while helping build a legacy for Hospice of the Golden Isles. Please see below for full schedule of events.

Wednesday, October 5Southern Soul Barbeque & Beer Pairing (Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 6BBQ Pro-Am– From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. star PGA TOUR professionals, including local island resident and 21-time award-winning professional American golfer Davis Love III, will join celebrity Pitmasters and taste your way through who makes the final cut in this BBQ showdown – a smokin’ hot evening of bourbon and BBQ! ($95) Limited tickets available. *VIP Members Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7:
Expert Learning Experiences – A series of six educational classes and demonstrations with guest celebrity chefs and beverage experts will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each class is $39 or a “Class Pass” provides access to all six culinary and beverage expert classes for $150.
Pier Crawl & Village Stroll – St. Simons’ historic Pier Village hosts a night of strolling with drinks, nibbles, music and sweets, highlighting the local Pier Village shops and restaurants from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. New this year: the Pier Tasting Tents with restaurant and beverage tasting stations. Advance tickets are $39 per person through September 30; $45 at the event.
Friday Night Festival Feast – The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is one of the festival’s most memorable food experiences. This exclusive event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a five-course feast complete with phenomenal wines with oceanfront views. Five courses will be prepared by one of four the area’s most regarded local chefs and a celebrity guest chef – with a live auction. Ticket are $175 per person; two tickets for $300. New this year, Friends of Hospice VIP Tables! $2,000 for tables of ten, with a $500 donation from every sponsor table going directly to Hospice of the Golden Isles! Friends of Hospice VIP sponsor table of ten includes a VIP Meet & Greet Champagne Reception with the chefs, winemakers and spirits ambassadors at 6 p.m., along with special hors d’ouevres created by each of the chefs, and Friends of Hospice sponsor recognition on menu/program. Special live auction taking place with 100% of the proceeds going to Hospice of the Golden Isles. Limited ticket availability.
Saturday, October 8:
Tastings Under the Oaks – Including brand new VIP member lounge this year with early access at noon, music, VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar and tasting stations! The event takes place from 11am – 3pm at Gascoigne Bluff where an entire afternoon of gourmet tasting bites and a wide variety of beverages with a souvenir glass, local artistry and famiy fun – all under the canopy of oaks and Spanish moss. An artisan and farmers market, with juried arts, crafts, farmers’ stands, and the best offerings from local retailers and artisans wil be part of the event. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30; $65 at the door; VIP lounge advance tickets are $75 per person through October 6 and $95 at the event.
Oyster Fest & After Party – Beginning at 6 p.m., Gascoigne Bluff will transform into the quintessential coastal fall celebration. Attendees will sip on great varieties of beverages and enjoy delicious local oysters. The event will take place in the Golden Isles’ beautiful marshes while listening to an all-star jam by some of southeast Georgia’s finest musicians. Tickets are $35 per person or save on two tickets for $50 before September 30; $45 per person at the event.
Saturday Night Dine Around – Enjoy culinary creations from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at one of the many participating restaurants and a percentage of your bill will go toward supporting Hospice of the Golden Isles. A list of participating restaurants will be available online.
Sunday, October 9:
Spiritual Sunday Brunch – Seating will be available at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. for this event presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The festival finale is a brunch of delightful beverage and culinary stations from the new ECHO restaurant inside the recently renovated resort. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30 and $65 at the event.
The most up-to-date festival information will be available on the website:

Miniature MonetMiniature Monet Series: October 7th to 28th, 2016- 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Is your child interested in art? The Glynn County Recreation Department will be offering an exciting art series for ages 7-11. Taught by Sarah Bash-Gleason who has instructed for the Glynn Art Association. Pre-Registration is required before attending class. 912-279-2836. Price: $25.00 per class or $75.00 for all 4 classes. Saint Simons Casino Building, Room 114 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

October 7– Autumn Print and Scrape paintings. Students will delve into impressionistic style and utilize their favorite colors and prints.
October 14—Mini Monet Paintings. Students will utilize watercolors, acrylic and tempura and learn about magnifying and minimizing drawings by replicating Monet paintings on miniature canvas.
October 21—Starry Night Fun Collage. Students will recreate their vision of Van Gogh’s Starry Night with recyclable art material and paint.
October 28—Plein Air Paint Kids. Students will learn about impressionistic painting style and color. Students will utilize easels, brushes, art boards and paint outside.

First Friday in Historic BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: October 7th, 2016- 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bull Red Drum Tag & Release2nd Annual St. Simons Bull Red Drum Tag & Release Tournament: October 7th to 8th, 2016
Hosted by Captain Mark Noble, owner of The St. Simons Fishing Center. September 11 – October 8, 2016 Entry Fee $175
Captain’s Meeting: 6:30pm October 7, 2016 at Morningstar Marina Overlook Dock. DNR Agent available for Tag insertion demonstration at Captian’s Meeting
Trophy Tournament Fishing: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Numbers and Tags will be giving out at the Captain’s Meeting. Picture of each fish is required. Each boat fishes as a team. Boat winner will be determined by most tagged & released fish. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies. $100 TWT Fee; 80% (50,30,20) payout to TWT entrant winners. Call Lisa at 912-638-7673
104 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Trophy TournamentTrophy Tournament: October 8th, 2016
Fishing 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. October 8, 2016
Entry Fee $175; $100 T/W/T (80%) Payout. Photos will be required. Numbers and tags will be given out at the Captain’s Meeting. Rules and Regulations will be discussed at the Captain’s Meeting.


Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: October 8th & 22nd, 2016
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Wings over the Golden IslesWings Over the Golden Isles Airshow: October 8th to 9th, 2016
JLC AirShow Management has assembled some of the world’s best performers, teams and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the inaugural 2016 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series.
It’s our pleasure to welcome to Brunswick our 2016 air show headliners — The “Royal Canadian Snowbirds” Jet Demonstration Squadron along with the Southern Rock Band “.38 Special” performing Saturday evening. Adjacent to the entry gates, an air show Information Booth for arriving guests provides the current show information along with the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic signature competition smoker provided by our sponsor Southern-Q-Smokers. This booth will ensure arriving fans receive a full understanding of the daily schedule, locations of displays, static displays and attraction locations of the various seating, chalets and best viewing options.
You can keep up to date by following the current news posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Fans can also sign up here on the website home page to receive regular email news and special offers. For a schedule of events and more information, please visit:

Arts and Crafts FestivalSt. Simons Island Annual October Fest Arts and Crafts Market: October 8th to 9th, 2016-10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters! Pottery, Painting, Photography, Woodcraft, Garden Art, Jewelry and much more! Show is open both days from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lend Me a TenorBrunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Lend Me a Tenor”: October 8th to 30th, 2016
Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig- October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2016
Set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Othello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Othello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Othellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. This madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. All performances are Saturdays at 8 p.m. / Sundays at 3 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain – Reserved seating available. $25 PER PERSON (desserts and beverages included)

Fort FredericaAstronomy Night at Fort Frederica: October 8th, 2016- 7:00 p.m.
As part of the Night Skies Initiative, Fort Frederica National Monument, in conjunction with the University of North Florida, will offer a special astronomy night at 7:00 p.m., on October 8th, 2016. Dr. John Hewitt, UNF-Physics Department, will offer a short presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. about the wonders of the night sky followed by a short walk to the fort for viewing through telescopes. A limited number of telescopes will be made available for public use; we encourage participants to bring their own to reduce viewing times. Have a telescope but don’t know how to use it? Bring it to the event and the staff will provide technical assistance to get you up and running! In the event of inclement weather or cloudy skies, Dr. John Hewitt will give a more in-depth presentation inside the Visitor Center.
And finally, for those amateur photographers out there, if you end up capturing an amazing night sky view from one of these festivals or night sky programs, we encourage you to submit your photo at Share the Experience (, the official federal recreation lands photo contest, now through December 31, 2016. There is even a Night Skies category!
Participation in this contest is a fun way to remember your national park visit, enter for a chance to win more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, and share a glimpse into your experience for those who won’t have the opportunity to visit this year.

Colors of Life - Red FoxArtTrends Gallery Presents “Colors of Life”: October 10th to November 26th, 2016- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Award winning artist, Carol Jo Smidt, is pleased to be presenting her artwork series “Colors of Life” at the ArtTrends Gallery. Carol’s paintings are representative of ordinary subjects through the use of extraordinary colors. She lives and creates her art in Woodbine, Georgia. She has been drawing since the age of 4 when her favorite subjects were horses. Carol also attended the St Paul School of Art, graduated from Iowa State University, and attended graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design. ArtTrends is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PsychoCinema Gourmet Presents Psycho: October 13th, 2016
Enjoy a screening of Psycho preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934. A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1960. Rated R, 1 hr 49 min. Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the screening. Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening.


Hello, DollyThe Island Players present Hello Dolly: October 14th to 30th, 2016
The Island Players present “Hello, Dolly!”; Book by Michael Stewart; Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play “The Matchmaker”; Hello Dolly is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Director – Joan Harris; Producer – Joyce Ledingham; Music Director/Accompanist – John Harper

Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHO Restaurant

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: October 15th to 17th, 2016
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings. All while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.


Cops and Kids Golf Tournament

Cops & Kids Golf Tournament: October 15th, 2016
Fraternal Order of Police Glynn County Lodge #37 announce the Cops & Kids Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, October 15. Tee off begins at 8:30 a.m. Win 4 tickets to play at TPC Sawgrass. Law Enforcement Team must consist of at least three Law Enforcement / FLETC Members. Active or Retired.
Hole in One Prize:
2016 Nissan Titan Diesel 4 x 4 *valued at $62,665
Provided by Jenkins Nissan; 4 Man Scramble / Shotgun Start; Longest Drive/Closest to the Hole; Raffle


Classic Car Challenge3rd Annual Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge: October 15th, 2016
Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee. Call for more information.
Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth
$20 to enter your car

Women of Country Music

Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music: October 16th, 2016
Katie Deal stars in a one-woman concert tribute featuring the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women. Honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Reba McEntire.


Songs of FaithSongs of the Faith: A Festival of Hymns: October 16th, 2016
Join us for A Festival of Hymns – a special concert which will include a wide variety of hymns from across time and tradition. The audience/congregation will be the featured choir, as we enjoy singing many beloved hymns together as a community. The GICC will provide musical leadership along with the Coastal Brass Choir. Along the way, the GICC and brass choir will offer featured compositions, anthems, and hymn settings in addition to the congregational singing. This will be a great opportunity for the GICC members to sing some favorite choral works, such as The Majesty and Glory by Tom Fettke (the top-selling anthem written in the 20th century), My Eternal King by Jane Marshall, and some beautiful settings of hymn tunes. This concert will be more participatory than most, but it’s sure to be a big hit! It’s always a treat for the community to come together, collaborate, and enjoy the musical fruits of our talented friends and neighbors.
All events are free, but we do suggest a $10 minimum donation, which directly supports our programming.


Kid's Halloween FestivalKid’s Halloween Carnival: October 21st, 2016
Located at Selden Park Gym, Brunswick Georgia. There will be Carnival games, prizes, face painting, and much more!
Admission is $1.00 per person; Booth Tickets are $0.25 each. For more information, call 912-554-7780 or 912-279-2836
3327 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520


Brunswick StewbileeAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: October 22nd, 2016
Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.
The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The car show will also take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brunswick, GA 31525


OktoberfestInaugural Oktober Fest: October 22nd, 2016- 4:00 p.m.
Join Sea Palms Resort on the Courtyard for the Inaugural Oktober Fest. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Your Ticket will include: 20 Regional craft brews, traditional Oktober fest food, adult and kid activities, and hayrides.
Adults $30.00; Kids $10.00
Live music by Go Get Gone will play to 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please call 912-434-5333 or 912-434-5331 for more information and tickets.


Pianist Terry Readdick

Pianist Terry Readdick in Recital: October 23rd, 2016- 4 p.m.
The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Pianist Terry Readdick in Recital!
Following last season’s popular “salons” (recitals held in the private and intimate setting of patrons’ homes), this year the Coastal Symphony of Georgia is proud to present – in recital at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica – pianist Terry Readdick. Please join us, Sunday afternoon, October 23 at 4 p.m., for this special musical performance:
$35 General Admission; $65 Patron (premiere seating and cocktail reception to follow)
Online ticketing available at or call 912-634-2006


Jem Roberts at ECHO Restaurant

Comedian Jem Roberts at ECHO: October 25th, 2016- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jem Roberts is a musical comedian wildly popular in the Southwest of Britain, which is why you’ve never heard of him. The comedy author and huge ukulele plucker will be bringing his genre-skipping solo music show to the USA this October! Jem Roberts’ show brings together familiar standards as you’ve never heard them before, from Beatles to Bonzos, Radiohead to Monty Python, Folk to Swing, and original earworms- toe-tapping mash-ups of a particularly tasty British deep-roasted flavour. A regular performer on the BBC, Jem is also a storyteller, the authorized biographer of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and is currently writing the official Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry biography, Soupy Twists!

October Green DrinksOctober GreenDrinks: October 25th, 2016- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The next Golden Isles GreenDrinks will be hosted by GreenScene of Coastal Georgia on October 25th (5pm-7pm) at the NEW Certified Burger & Beverage on St. Simons Island. Mark your calendars and join us for cocktails and conversations about a “greener” Golden Isles. Save the date, we will announce the location shortly and we hope to see YOU there!
Golden Isles GreenDrinks is a monthly networking event and gathering for people interested in sustainability, green business, environmental and social causes in the Golden Isles of Georgia (Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll Island).


Paint and Play

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Tuesday, October 25th , 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.


Prime Rib Dinner

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here.



Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

October 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, September 21st, 2015

4th Annual St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday – Sunday, September 30-October 4-  This 5 day festival offers the best the South has to offer, from BBQ & Georgia Craft beer to local seafood & phenomenally paired wines, from Pitmasters & Professional Golfers to local restaurants & spirits! St. Simons will transform into a non-stop celebration as it hosts Celebrity Guest Chefs, Bloggers, Authors, locals and tourists alike. Check out the events to see where to find your favorite chefs, bands, artists, farmers and spirits! Voted “Best Public Fair or Festival” by the Allie Awards, this is the only local festival that highlights the bounty of the Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only non-profit hospice serving our five county area. For more info see our previous blog or the website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 2nd- 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: Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd & 4th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

Color Your World Creative, An art inspired gathering of women: Thursday – Sunday, October 8-11 at The King and Prince Resort, hosted by Get Your Muse On- While creating art and capturing memorable moments is the main event, this art-inspired weekend includes more than art. Women who attend will enjoy culinary delights at the King and Prince Hotel, Island Tours, yoga, a poolside wine party and more. Traci DeForge, owner of Get Your Muse On says, “Women are yearning to express creativity and take a break from their hectic lives. This retreat is the perfect chance to get away with a girlfriend or make memories with new friends.” With instruction by award-winning artist Cathie Parmelee, hands-on art creation begins at the King and Prince Resort Thursday evening followed by studio time Friday and Saturday at the Get Your Muse On warehouse. Find out more about Color Your World Creative here.

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturdays, October 10th & 24th 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- Held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

St. Simons Island Annual October Fest Arts & Crafts Market: Saturday & Sunday October 10th & 11th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters! Pottery, Painting, Photography, Woodcraft, Garden Art, Jewelry and much more!

Second Sunday: October 11, 2015 12pm-5pm- This popular family-friendly music event will take place under the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends – locals and visitors alike – who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! Click here for details.

The Island Players present Sugar: Thursday, October 15th to Sunday, November 1st, 2015- Based on movie ”Some Like It Hot”; Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Peter Stone

Oct. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 2015   ~   7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2015   ~   3 p.m

Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, October 15th, 2015 – 5pm to 7pm, 8 Galleries ~ 100 Artists- HOP the Light House Trolley from any Gallery and see them all ~ Just $10, visit their website for more information.

Wallin Gallery- 3600 Frederica Rd.
Palmer Gallery- 3415 Frederica Rd.
GVA Gallery- at the Welcome Center
Moonlight Studio- 117 Mallery St.
Artist’s Annex Gallery- 100 Skylane, Suite 170
Glynn Visual Arts- 106 Island Dr.
Anderson Fine Art Gallery- 3309 Frederica Rd.
Art Trends Gallery- 3305 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island 4th Annual Food & Spirits Festival

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

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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.


October 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 5th- Celebrate the bounty of The Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. There will be several tastings and events and several area restaurants as well as an appearance by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. For more information or for ticket prices, visit their website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 3rd- 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.

Coastfest: Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4:45pm- This annual event is held at the Georgia DNR coastal regional headquarters in Brunswick, GA. Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun! There will be over 70 environmental and educational exhibits about sea turtles, coastal ecology, sharks, shrimp and much more!

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, October 4th & 5th 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!

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th- Artists from across the southeast will be selling their art at Postell Park on St. Simons Island for this festival. There will be jewelry, photography, stoneware, children’s toys and much more! Bring the family for a beautiful fall day under the oaks.  This event is free.

Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 12th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring local musician Michael Hulett in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge: Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th- The event features a 3 mile short course, an 8 mile elite race, relay race 13 and under race and even a race with a dog on your board! The weekend is hosted by Davis Love III and proceeds benefit The Davis Love Foundation. To register visit their website.

The 15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, October 18th- Celebrate (and eat) delicious Brunswick Stew! There will be a cooking competition, pooch parade, 5k race, live entertainment and events just for the kids!

The 2014 McGladrey Classic: October 20th-26th at the Sea Island Golf Club- This annual PGA tour is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation and benefits many local charities. Throughout the week there are many events including a pro-am, military appreciation day, youth day and an evening concert with Darius Rucker. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: October 21st. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting

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