The Kingsland Catfish Festival is one of Camden County’s most well-known festival touting multiple regional and national awards. Each year, thousands of people flood the streets of downtown Kingsland, Georgia to browse over 100 arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles exhibits, sample the foods of nearly 30 different food vendors, and enjoy free live family-friendly entertainment! The Annual Catfish Festival has changed over the years, but one thing still holds true, you can sit back and relax and enjoy a delicious farm-raised Southern Fried Catfish dinner with all the fixin’s!
Join in on the fun as a festival patron, exhibitor, parade unit, sponsor, or even as a performer! Come to Kingsland, Georgia for the next Kingsland Catfish Festival where everyone receives the Royal Treatment!
The Crawfish Festival in Woodbine, Georgia, is a family oriented event and offers something for all ages from children's amusements to arts & crafts, to cloggers, square dancers and live bands. The festival is held the last Friday and Saturday in April of each year.
Entertainment is offered on Friday night from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Satilla Waterfront Park Stage. Saturday's entertainment begins at 9:00 am and continues throughout the day at the waterfront stage as well as the gazebo stage located in the Arts & Crafts Area.
A children's amusement area provides activities and games on Friday night and all day Saturday.
The Crawfish Parade is one of the highlights of the festival and is enjoyed by young and old alike. It begins at 10:00am at the corner of U.S. 17 and E. 10th Street and features entries such as bands, clowns, floats and horses.
Rock Shrimp Festival
The Rock Shrimp Festival in St Marys, Georgia, is always held on the first Saturday in October in historic downtown. The festival is organized by the Kiwanis Club.
St Marys Rock Shrimp festival celebrates this special kind of shrimp found in Georgia’s coastal waters. The delicious rock shrimp looks almost like a tiny lobster and its taste is somewhere between shrimp and lobster.
In the morning there will be a pancake breakfast at the waterfront from 7:30 to 9:30. The 5k and 10k runs will also take place in the morning. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.Dinners (that include regular shrimp and fish as well as rock shrimp) will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All-day entertainment will grace the waterfront stage, and more than 100 food and arts vendors are expected to line St. Marys Road and Osborne Street. Advance tickets for shrimp dinners and pancake breakfast can be purchased at St. Marys Welcome Center, Kingsland Visitors Center, St. Marys Economic Building, Camden Printing, Tribune & Georgian, and Once Upon a Bookseller, or from members of the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys. All proceeds from the festival will be spent 100% locally and fund the many kids programs as well as other Kiwanis initiatives such as the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys’ delivery of 150 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families.
For more information contact the Kiwanis Club at 912-674-0848 or www.smkiwanis.com