The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is an annual event held at J. F. Gregory Park, located at 521 Cedar St., the third weekend in October. People from all over the southeast come to sample southern hospitality while enjoying some of the best seafood you’ll find anywhere. The festival features continuous entertainment on two stages with local and national entertainment.
Thrill-seekers will enjoy the carnival midway and shoppers will enjoy perusing the hand-made arts and crafts and business booths. Foodies will delight in the wide variety of delicious food including some of the most tasty seafood found anywhere in Coastal Georgia.
Today, we are still mostly an all-volunteer committee of approximately 300 people. The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival has grown to a festival of 35,000 attendees featuring some of the best coastal seafood you can find, cooked in a variety of ways, premiere desserts, and who can forget the kettle corn and peach cobbler cooked by the Boy Scouts! We have over 50 arts and crafts booths showing their wares, non-profit organizations that serve Richmond Hill/Bryan County, business booth row showcasing numerous businesses around town, and oh, the entertainers….
Past entertainers include Drivin’ & Cryin’, Collective Soul, Little River Band, Lou Gramm & John Waite, Charlie Daniels, Survivor, Eddie Money, The Blues Brothers, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Swingin’ Medallions, Gregg Allman & Friends, The Original Tams, The O’Kaysions, Blues Traveler, the Dave Matthews Band, Joe Nichols, and 38 Special.