Reflections Summer Issue | Volume 17, Number 3 - Page 25


The third weekend in October in Richmond Hill , Georgia stirs excitement about the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival for locals and non-locals alike . The taste of fried shrimp , seafood gumbo , Lowcountry boil and much more draws crowds as large as 30,000 plus . During the day , families and children fill JF Gregory Park eager to ride the enamoring carnival rides and play games , often resulting in the winning of a large stuffed animal or a live goldfish to take home as the new household pet . At night , the park fills with large crowds ready to enjoy live music acts , usually featuring a popular headlining artist . From Travis Tritt , Greg Allman and the Blues Brothers to Journey , Charlie Daniels Band , and Joe Nichols , the Saturday evening show is always the main event . Richmond


Hill-Bryan County Chamber CEO , Kathryn Johnson says , “ It ’ s sure to be a rockin event ! We are excited to announce Blackberry Smoke will headline Saturday night ’ s show .”
The large crowds — day and night — make this a great place for local vendors and businesses to easily showcase their work to the masses . From beautiful artwork and jewelry to t-shirts and handmade knives , there is something for everyone to shop for and appreciate . But the importance of this giant local opportunity lies in the fundraising ability for local non-profits and small businesses .
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