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Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival this weekend; everything you need to know
Ferris wheel seafood festival
The ferris wheel and other rides were lit up earlier this week as workers continued putting the finishing touches on the midway at J.F. Gregory Park in advance of this weekend's Grest Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Photo by Jeff Whitten.

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's 21st Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival begins Friday and continues through Sunday afternoon at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

The event, which draws thousands from throughout the region, is the city's largest outdoor gathering, featuring food, music, midway rides and more.

21st annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival at a glance

Dates: Friday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill.

Admission prices: Friday $10 day of purchase. Saturday: $20 day of purchase (13 and older), $10 day of purchase (ages 6-12). $25 after 5 p.m. day of purchase (13 and older). Sunday: $5 all day. Ages 5 and under free all three days.

Carnival wristbands: Unlimited rides $25 purchased in advance. Individual tickets may be purchased.

Parking info: No onsite parking, however, look for the “event parking” signs for designated parking lots. No public parking for the festival in Mulberry subdivision. Complimentary shuttle busses begin 30 minutes prior to the opening of each day and will run throughout the festival hours.

Handicapped parking: If you have a government-issued handicap sticker/tag police officers will direct you to the handicapped parking area.



The Brian Fuller Band, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lance Stinson, 7:30-9 p.m.

Kids in America, 9:30-11 p.m.


Richmond Hill Middle School Band, 10:30-11 a.m.

Line dance fever, 11-11:30 a.m.

Off Broadway, 11:30 a.m.-noon.

Richmond Hill Karate, noon-1 p.m.

Sommer Time Fitness (Zumba), 1-1:30 p.m.

Off Broadway, 1:30-2 p.m.

Dancing Unlimited, 2-3 p.m.

Life Moves Dance Studio – 3-4 p.m.

Headliner Crawford & Power, 6:30-8 p.m.

Headliner David Lee Murphy, 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Headliner: The Marshall Tucker Band, 9:30-11 p.m.


Lyn Avenue, 12:30-3 p.m.

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Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band will play Saturday night at this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Photo provided.
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