October on St. Simons Island is one of our favorite times of year. The weather is cooling off, and while Halloween is just around the corner, the beginning of October signifies the start of our Islands most delicious festival: The St. Simons Food and Spirits Festival! This celebration of all that is yummy lasts five days (this year it takes place from October 5- October 9th), with much of the proceeds going to a wonderful cause—Hospice of the Golden Isles. If you love fresh local food, live music, and alcohol of all sorts, this unique festival is tailor made for you!
The opening event is by invitation only and features barbecue and craft beers from the culinary geniuses of Southern Soul Barbecue in their restaurant that has been transformed from a 1940s gas station to an establishment known for serving the best barbecue around!
BBQ Pro-Am—need we say more? The darling of the PGA and St. Simons Island resident Davis Love III joins in the Pitmasters barbecue contest, with guests being able to taste the entries while they sample some bourbon.
This is the day you get the opportunity to create delicacies like the pros. Six classes will be held throughout the day, taught by celebrity chefs eager to share their cooking secrets with you. A pub crawl and a Friday night festival feast are a couple of other highlights for this day of yum!
Tastings under the Oaks, Oyster Fest & after party, and a Saturday night dine around are the specialties of the Saturday portion of the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival.
Sunday means the festivities are drawing to a close, but not before allowing you the opportunity to partake in the Spiritual Sunday Brunch.
Book your cozy beach side cottage through SSI Rentals today and start planning your culinary St. Simons Island vacation getaway. And remember: there are 0 calories in vacation food!