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Southern Grown Festival


A Celebration of All Things Southern

Southern Grown Festival

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests the chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner and a concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. Tickets required for all events.

Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show

September 1, 2017 - 7 p.m.

Rainbow Island

The Labor Day weekend tribute to Southern Americana unfolds riverside on the lush green lawn of Rainbow Island. A nostalgic portrait of small town America will be colored by the tastes of Charleston Chef Mike Lata’s cuisine and the musical tunes of GRAMMY® Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers from Asheville, North Carolina. Join us for a magical night steeped in the time-honored traditions of the American South, presented by Garden & Gun.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders and à la carte ticket purchasers

Southern Grown Marketplace & Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

September 2, 2017 - 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Mizner Ballroom

Spend the day at the Southern Grown Marketplace & Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) right at Sea Island. Celebrate wildlife and nature through fine art, education, sport and of course, food and drink. Take a stroll and peruse dozens of unique Southern artisans and purveyors booths. Don’t miss the demos!  From the food world comes well-renowned Chef Linton Hopkins who will captivate the culinary-inclined folks.  Spirits abound with mixology demos from award-winning bartenders. And from the sporting world comes an exciting falconry experience, an exhibition by Broadfield Bird Dog Trainer Wes Schlosser, and tips and tricks from Broadfield Garden Manager Sean Rakoczy.

Attendees: Open to all Sea Island Resort Guests and Sea Island Club members

Oceanside "Hopkins" Heritage Dinner

September 2, 2017 - 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Sea Island Beach Club

Cultures of the table are passed down from generation to generation. Where and who we come from very much dictate how and what we eat. Take a stroll by the “Hopkins’ family table” and enjoy a meal designed by heritage and cooked by father and his son, Linton and Linton. Beau + Luci, sisters from the swamplands of Southern Georgia, will enchant you with their hypnotizing harmonies and bluesy melodies.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders and à la carte ticket purchasers

Southern Grown Concert with Drive-By Truckers

September 2, 2017 - 8 p.m.

Rainbow Island

The music of the American South in a two-act forum culminates with the arrival of headliner Drive-By Truckers, from Athens, Georgia and opening act The Whiskey Gentry. The VIP section is catered to by Chef Chris Dickerson of Corner Taco from Jacksonville, Florida, while the local favorite, Southern Soul, takes over the Cook House.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders and à la carte ticket purchasers

"A Little Less Conversation" After Glow Party

September 2, 2017 - 11 p.m.–1 a.m.

The Cloister Clubroom

Inspired by the life of Elvis — a little bit country, a little bit Las Vegas, and a lot of Rock ‘n’ Roll. A late-night fueled by the music and food of The King.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

September 3, 2017 - 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Mizner Ballroom

Spend the day at the Southern Grown Marketplace & Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) right at Sea Island. Celebrate wildlife and nature through fine art, education, and sport.

Attendees: Open to all Sea Island Resort Guests and Sea Island Club members

Southern Grown Sunday Brunch

September 3, 2017 - 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Tavola

After a rollicking weekend everyone gathers for a traditional Southern Brunch of biscuits and gravy, house-made hash browns, and bacon, among many other delicious Sunday staples. Local favorite, Certified Burgers & Beverage, provides freshly made donuts. Wind down with a beverage in hand while relaxing to the sounds of Caleb Caudle, a singer-songwriter out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders and à la carte ticket purchasers

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