Enjoy Some of the Best Dishes at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

Got a craving for fresh fish? Take a trip to the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill, GA. This beloved event is a staple in the community and attracts over 35,000 hungry attendees each year. Guests can enjoy arts and crafts vendors, rides, live entertainment, and the best coastal seafood money can buy. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn and plan to visit the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival this fall!

Spend a Day at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

The Festival started in 1985 as a small community fair. It was run entirely by volunteers and offered local seafood to the people of Richmond Hill. Live music, events, a carnival, and many more seafood vendors were added as the years went on. Today, the Seafood Festival brings in visitors from far and wide.

This year’s festival will be held at J.F. Gregory Park from October 14 – 16, 2016. Here are some of the things you’ll see there.

Great Food

Shrimp, lobster, and crab, oh my! There are plenty of delicious dishes to try at the festival, and they’re all cooked in a variety of ways. From low country boils to fried fare, there’s truly something for everyone. Wash your meal down with a glass of wine or bottle of beer and you’re ready for dessert! We suggest trying the Kettle Corn and Peach Cobbler cooked by the Boy Scouts. You can thank us later!

Awesome Live Music

A wide variety of local, regional, and nationally-known acts have taken the stage at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Past entertainers include Collective Soul, Lou Gramm & John Waite, Charlie Daniels, The Blues Brothers, Gregg Allman & Friends, Blues Traveler, and many others. This year’s headliner is Jerrod Niemann, an award-nominated country singer with multiple chart-topping hits. Here is the full performance lineup.

2016 Seafood Festival Schedule

10:30 a.m – Richmond Hill Middle School Band

11:30 a.m. – Off Broadway

12:30 p.m. – Kelly & Company / Legacy Irish Dance Academy

1:30 p.m. – Off Broadway

2:00 p.m. – Dancing Unlimited

3:00 p.m. – Life Moves Dance Studio

8:00 p.m. – The Voice’s Adam Wakefield

9:30 p.m. – Jerrod Niemann

Be sure to check the event website for updates!


Tickets for the 2016 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival are $5 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. Kids ages 6 to 15 are $5 all weekend, and children 5 years and under are free. Individual tickets for carnival rides will be sold at the festival.

Book Your Stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn!

If you’re looking for lodging near the festival grounds, you’re in luck! Our Savannah bed and breakfast is just a short drive from Richmond Hill and is the perfect place to stay. Our beautiful rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, peaceful, and comfortable, so you can rest up after a fun-filled day. We even offer a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning. We can’t wait to hear about your experience at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival!

Interested in more fantastic Savannah events? Read our blog about the Savannah River Street Seafood Festival and request a copy of our free vacation guide!