Southern Grown Festival

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Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the fourth 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, kicking off with Friday night's Garden & Gun signature dinner and show, featuring Nashville-based, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Saturday's Southern Grown Marketplace, presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, along with "How to be a Southerner" workshops and demonstrations will round out the daytime activities. Saturday evening will be a high-energy concert with GRAMMY®-nominated group NEEDTOBREATHE on Rainbow Island. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by Southern chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

Friday, August 31

2-7pm | Southern Grown Hospitality Suite
Sea Island's Hospitality Suite in The Cloister Library for Southern Grown Guests, Sponsors and Guest Artisans – a touchstone for the weekend.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only, Sponsors, Artisans

7-10pm |Garden & Gun Kick-off Dinner & Show
Garden & Gun's third annual Kick-off Dinner and a Show is an evening steeped in Southern tradition, incredible food with guest chef Kenny Gilbert, prohibition-styled libations, and amazing music by Nashville-based Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. And it's all set with the Black Banks River as the backdrop.

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

Cost: $160 (includes all libations!)

Saturday, September 1

10am-3pm | Southern Grown Hospitality Suite
Sea Island's Hospitality Suite in The Cloister Library for Southern Grown Guests, Sponsors and Guest Artisans – a touchstone for the weekend.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only, Artisans, and Sponsors

10am-2pm | How to be a Southerner Workshops and Demos
Southerners are notorious for their love of their heritage and culture. Here's your chance to learn from the best at our unique "How to be a Southerner" workshops and demos.

Here are just a few of the Sea Island and Garden & Gun inspired offerings...

"A Broadfield Experience Snapshot" – With dogs, falcons and gun-talk
"How to Tie a Bow-tie and other Southern Mannerisms" with Wheeler Bryan, Jr.
"A Culinary Show and Tell" – With Chef Kenny Gilbert
"Pour the Perfect Bloody Mary" – A demo and sampling
"Mind Over Mollusk" – Oyster Shucking 101
"Raise Your Bar" – Elevating your home bar with Monica Lavin

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only, Artisans, Sponsors, Sea Island Club Members, and Resort Guests

10am-3pm | Southern Grown Marketplace Presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) at Sea Island celebrates wildlife and nature through fine art, education and sport.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only, Artisans, Sponsors, Sea Island Club Members, and Resort Guests

6-11pm | Southern Grown Concert Featuring NEEDTOBREATHE
The highlight of the weekend occurs on Saturday night, when the GRAMMY®-nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE from South Carolina takes the stage! Join us for a pre-concert shindig with food truck fare and beverages.

Cost: $75

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

Sunday, September 2

10am-3pm | Southern Grown Marketplace Presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) at Sea Island celebrates wildlife and nature through fine art, education and sport.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only, Artisans, Sponsors, Sea Island Club Members, and Resort Guests

11:30am-2:30pm | Southern Grown Sunday Brunch
Gather ocean-side at the Beach Club for a traditional Southern brunch with all of the Southern staples, live music, and of course - Bloody Mary's.

Attendees: SoGro All Access Pass-holders only, Artisans, and Sponsors