Before winter weather sweeps through the Lowcountry, the Charleston RiverDogs welcome fans to The Joe for a day of live music and a sampling of shrimp ‘n grits from around Charleston. The RiverDogs open their gates for the inaugural Food Festival Featuring Shrimp ‘N Grits on Saturday, November 11th from 12 pm to 3 pm at Joe Riley Park.
A variety of local establishments will be on hand including Jasmine Porch, Toast, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Gillie’s Soul Food, Ms. Rose’s, Parson Jack’s, and Oscar’s, along with the RiverDogs’ own Josh Shea. Contestants will compete for a People’s Choice Award, Judge’s Choice Award, and a $500 grand prize. Individuals who think they have the best shrimp ‘n grits in town can also contact the RiverDogs about entering the contest.
Attendees will have access to a cash bar including Bloody Marys from Charleston Mix, and live music by the Blue Plantation Band.
Other attractions include a Kid’s Zone and a Vendor Village featuring a group of local businesses in attendance.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $20 in advance ($25 day-of) at the Riley Park box office or online via rileyparkevents.com and include a shrimp ‘n grits sample with the price of admission. Select VIP tickets that include oysters and a private VIP area are available for $40.