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Shrimp & Grits Festival Set for Feb. 27

The 2nd Annual Destin Shrimp & Grits Festival is a go! Plans are well underway for the outdoor festival to be held Saturday, February 27, noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Destin Harbor behind Brotula’s.

Last year’s event was a huge success as local restaurateurs and chefs from Fort Walton Beach to 30A, all competing to be crowned the best shrimp & Grits on the Emerald Coast. 

The afternoon was filled with variations of the dish, The first year festival raised more than $20,000, with all the profits going to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a nonprofit devoted to “enhancing the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.”

Plan to purchase tickets directly through the website. Here are the ticket categories:

  • General Admission – $35 (includes armband for unlimited food samples and 7 drink tickets for craft beer and cocktail samples)
  • Food Only / Under 21 Tickets – $25 (includes armband for unlimited food samples)
  • VIP – $65 (includes armband for unlimited food samples and 7 drink tickets for craft beer and cocktail samples. Plus, exclusive early admission (11am – 12pm) to the event, swag bag and VIP lounge with private bar)

2020 Winners:

Judge’s Choice:
Best overall: Knife’s Edge Private Chef and Catering
Best grits: Fudpuckers
Most creative: Flambe After Dark

People’s choice: 1st – Sunset Bay Cafe
2nd – Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
3rd – Knife’s Edge Private Chef and Catering

Looks like it will be another fun weekend in Destin. If you are planning to attend and need assistance with a vacation in Destin, FL, check out availability here.

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