Great grits! It’s time to play IN your food

(Source: World Grits Festival)

Get ready to get gritty! The World Grits Festival is back this weekend in St. George and it’s your opportunity to become Champion of the Rolling in the Grits Contest. Yes, you read that right. The highlight of the festival features a grit rolling contest, where contestants get 10 seconds to get as many grits stuck to their body as possible. That event runs all day Saturday, but the festival runs over three days, Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14.

Activities include a 5K race, parade, food vendors, arts, crafts, games and live music. It is, however, not all fun and games. From the beginning the World Grits Festival has been dedicated to community improvement. Aside from wholesome, family fun, the festival raises money for local students in need of scholarships. Here is the full schedule of events:

Friday- 
9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Festival Store

11:00 a.m.
Clothesline Art in Festival Building
Food Booths
Grits Meals in Festival Building

12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts

1:00 p.m.
Buisness & Civic Booths
Stone Ground Grits

3:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
Carnival

5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Music

Saturday- 
9:00 a.m.
Annual 5K race
Kid’s Fun Run
Arts & Crafts
Festival Store
Business, Civic and Food Booths
Carnival

10:00 a.m.
Stone Ground Grits

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Grits Festival Parade
Clothesline Arts in Festival Building
Grits Meals in Festival Building

12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Dunking Booth

1:00 p.m. Main Stage
Rolling in the Grits Contest

2:00 p.m.
Basketball Toss (Ages 5-14)

3:00 p.m.
Hula Hoop Contest
Grits Eating Contest

4:00 p.m.
Orangeburg Line Dancers
Carolina Dancers

5:00 p.m.
Gene Brownlee Sings
Dicks’s Hat Band

Sunday-
12:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Clothesline Art in the Festival Building
Grits Meals in Festival Building

12;00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Festival Store, Food & Civic Booths
Carnival and arts & Crafts

1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Stone Ground Grits

2:30 p.m.
Wheelbarrow Race

3:00 p.m.
Basketball Toss (Ages 15 & over)

3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Religious Music

3:30 p.m.
Corn Toss Contest

 

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