Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

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15th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival     October 18-20, 2013

JF Gregory Park – 520 Cedar St. Richmond Hill, GA

This will be the 15th year with continuous entertainment on 2 stages with local bands, dancers and national entertainment  Friday and Saturday nights, a carnival midway, 5K Crab Crawl, dozens of arts and crafts vendors and the greatest seafood found anywhere in Coastal Georgia. Plus a grand display of fireworks Saturday night. The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is a quality family event.

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Friday, Oct. 18th  5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19th   10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20th   11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Adults (17 and older)
Friday, Saturday (until 4 p.m.) and all-day Sunday - $5.00
Saturday after 4 p.m. - $15.00
Teens (ages 13-16)
Friday, Saturday (until 4 p.m.) and all-day Sunday - $5.00
Saturday after 4 p.m. - $5.00
Children (ages 4-12)
Friday, Saturday (until 4 p.m.) and all-day Sunday - $3.00
Saturday after 4 p.m. - $5.00
Children 3 and under
Friday, Saturday (until 4 p.m.) and all-day Sunday - FREE
Saturday after 4 p.m. - FREE

Cash only (no checks or credit/debit cards are accepted) ATM’s will be on site.

Located off Richard R. Davis Drive – right behind the RH Police Department Building.

Wristbands for unlimited rides (if you purchase a wrist-band on Saturday before 4 p.m. and want to ride the rides after 4 p.m. you will need to purchase an additional wrist-band.)
Friday –5-11 pm $20
Saturday –10-4pm $17
4-11pm $20
All day Saturday pass - $30
Sunday- all day $20

Varies – menus and prices are posted by each food vendor.

Be sure to bring valid/government issued photo I.D. w/ you - we card EVERYONE who wishes to purchase beer/wine.  Tokens for beer/wine are $5.00 each.

Varies by vendor

There is NO on-site park parking.  Look for “event parking” signs.
There is complimentary parking and shuttle service to the park. Complimentary shuttle buses will pick-up in each of the designated festival parking lots and shuttles will run throughout the festival hours.

GOSF parking lots include:
RH Pre-K, Primary & Elementary schools
Goodwill (Old Kroger)
First Baptist Church (overflow)

Handicap Parking
If you have a government issued handicapped sticker/tag police officers will direct you to handicap parking areas. Handicap parking is limited and is available on a first-come, first serve basis and fills-up quickly so plan accordingly. 

Do not park in non-festival designated lots during the festival – you may be towed.

Some businesses do charge for parking and those prices vary – these are not monitored or sanctioned by the GOSF.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. GEORGIA FIRE BAND  and 8 MILE BEND
Georgia Fire is a southern rock and country band playing in the coastal Georgia area most weekends. The band's first formation was in 2000 named The Electric Fire in CT. Moved to the coastal Ga. area in 2004 and regrouped as the Georgia Fire Band.
Playing mostly in the Savannah, Hinesville, Pt. Wentworth and Statesboro, Ga. area, Georgia Fire plays music you know and love by The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers and many, many more. You will hear rock, southern rock and country. Dance fast, dance slow, sing along, tap your foot or just nod your head but you're sure to enjoy!

The 8 Mile Bend band from Savannah, GA has performed together for over a decade at nightclubs, private parties, weddings and festivals throughout the southeastern United States.  Whatever your next event, let the 8 Mile Bend band provide the live entertainment. The 8 Mile Bend has played at events in Wilmington N.C., Myrtle Beach S.C., Atlanta Ga., Valdosta Ga., Jacksonville Fl., Amelia island fl., Charleston SC., Savannah Ga., and all points in between !

Equally at home playing country, rock, or oldies the 8 Mile Bend has a very diverse song list of originals and covers, and three vocalists that share singing duties. A 5 person outfit that includes vocals, guitars, drums, percussion, and bass. The 8 Mile Bend has Professionally trained members who have opened for numerous national acts like The Little River Band, Lou Graham, John Waite, David Allen Coe, and The Warren Brothers.


11:00 – 11:30  TRU UNIKUE DANCES
11:30 – 12:00  The Studio Dancers
12:00 – 1:00   Richmond Hill Middle School Band
1:30 –  2:00   Off Broadway
2:00 – 3:00   Dancing Unlimited
3:00 – 4:00   Life Moves Dance Studio

7:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

8:00 p.m.
DRIVIN N CRYIN’ - The band was formed in 1985 in Atlanta. Kevn Kinney hooked up with Frank French at Frank's recording studio, "Dragon Path Music" working on his original songs there at night & working at times at Frank's shop "Far East Futon Company" in Atlanta. Kevn also hooked up with Tim Nielsen, who was in a popular band called the Nightporters with drummer Paul Lenz at the time. Kinney had just moved to Georgia from Milwaukee[1] and was working in a sewage treatment plant by day while playing folk gigs by night. The band’s name, Drivin’ 'N’ Cryin’, was chosen from one of Kevn’s many songs that reflected the two directions of their music.
1997 brought along a self-titled album, followed two years later by a live album, The Essential Live Drivin’ 'N’ Cryin'. In 2000, the band released The Ultimate Collection, a best-of collection. In 2003, the band released a four-song EP, Detroit City Rock, which featured a cover of the Beatles "Let It Be," recorded in New York City on Sept. 13, 2001. The band released its first full studio album in 12 years, The Great American Bubble Factory on September 29, 2009. In 2011, the Georgia General Assembly commended Drivin' N' Cryin' in a house resolution for the band's achievements.[4][5]
Kevn Kinney has also maintained a solo career over the years. He released his first solo album, the acoustic MacDougal Blues in 1990. This was followed by Down Out Law in 1994, and The Flower And The Knife in 2000. The latter featured guests such as Blues Traveler's John Popper, Edwin McCain, and members of Gov't Mule and the Allman Brothers Band. He has released three more solo albums since. In addition to his solo recordings, he has frequently performed solo live concerts, including live collaborations with Peter Buck of R.E.M.

9:00 p.m.

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine.” The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, going on to achieve Double-Platinum status. After having been invited to the 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, Collective Soul went into the studio to record their sophomore follow up. The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March of 1995, became the album that helped define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing four outstanding singles (three of which reached #1), “December,” “The World I Know,” “Where The River Flows,” and “Gel,” it became Collective Soul’s highest selling album to date. The album went Triple-Platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
Collective Soul went back into the studio and vented their spleen on 1997’s Platinum Disciplined Breakdown, which produced two more #1 hits, “Precious Declaration” and “Listen.” 1999 brought the album Dosage, a critically acclaimed set of songs that fans count as the band’s best. The album took a meticulous six months to record and provided another strong showing for the band, producing the #1 hit song “Heavy,” which would take the top Billboard spot for a (then) record of 15 weeks. Of the band’s 5th studio album, Rolling Stone cheered, “Blender simply shreds with unapologetic classic-rock energy.” Blender offered three more radio heavy smash hits with “Why, Part 2,” “Vent” and “Perfect Day,” a duet with Sir Elton John.
After releasing a Greatest Hits set entitled 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994-2001, Collective Soul ended their contract with Atlantic Records and created their own label El Music Group. The first release on the label was Youth (2004). The lyrics, in particular “Better Now,” declared the band’s newfound confidence and independence. Two more records and a concert DVD were released under the El Music Group imprint in 2005 and 2006: the EP From The Ground Up and Home – their lush, live, concert event with the Atlanta City Youth Orchestra.
In 2007 the band made an exclusive deal with all Target stores to be the sole seller of their 7th studio album, Afterwords. The fans responded, opening at #25 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums Chart, proving Collective Soul was now conquering the digital world. The album was later released worldwide on El Music Group.
“Tremble For My Beloved” found Collective Soul on the soundtrack to one of the hottest movies of 2008 – Twilight. “We heard through the grapevine that Stephanie Meyer was a fan of Collective Soul’s music and lyrics,” says Roland. Expanding to tweens opened up a whole new audience for the band.
2009 marked a new label and new momentum. Collective Soul released their latest studio effort, Collective Soul, on Roadrunner Records. Shortly after in 2010 the band parted ways with Roadrunner Records and returned to El Music Group.
In 2014 Collective Soul plans to release their much-anticipated 8th studio album in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary followed by an extensive tour.


Local Entertainment:
Richmond Hill Community Theatre
Rich & Dave
Wally Brown
Ossabaw Sound
New Life Family Church Band

5K Crab Crawl – 1:00 p.m. Runners/walkers can register on-line at