Charleston Shrimp & Grits Food Festival planned for Nov. 11 at RiverDogs stadium

Shrimp and grits (Getty Images)

Before winter weather sweeps through the Lowcountry, the Charleston RiverDogs welcome fans to The Joe for a day full of live music and a sampling of shrimp and grits from around the Holy City.

The team will host the second annual Shrimp and Grits Food Festival on Saturday, November 11th from 12 pm to 3 pm at Joe Riley Park. The event was originally scheduled for November 10th.

A variety of local establishments will be on hand including Smoky Oak, Toast, Morgan Creek Grill, Roadside Seafood, Saltwater Cowboys, Bubba Gump, Wando River Grill, and more will compete for a People’s Choice Award, Judge’s Choice Award, and a $500 grand prize.

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Individuals who think they have the best shrimp and grits in town can also contact the RiverDogs about entering the contest.

Along with a smattering of the local favorite dish, fans will have access to a cash bar including Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and live music by the Blue Plantation Band.

Other attractions include a Kid’s Zone for younger fans and a Vendor Village featuring a host 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 and include a shrimp and grits sample with the price of admission.

Select VIP tickets that include oysters and a private VIP area are available for $40.

(Charleston resident Christian Senger is the man behind Holy City Sinner, one of the most popular local news, events and entertainment blogs in Charleston).

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