Nosh on local seafood, sample a variety of beer and wine, enjoy live music and browse antiques and collectibles. Add in a children’s amusement area, over 150 arts and crafts vendor booths, a car show, and it adds up to one of the area’s most popular and longest-running events, the Kingsland Catfish Festival, which takes place 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday November 18, 2023. Held on the streets of historic downtown Kingsland, this November event has been a favorite among locals and visitors alike for 40 years.
Located on the southeast coast of Georgia, just three miles from the Georgia/Florida border and 25 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, Kingsland is a charming small town oozing with natural beauty, Southern hospitality, delicious seafood, interesting shopping and loads of unique adventures. During the Catfish Festival, downtown Kingsland comes alive as the backdrop for food, entertainment, arts, crafts and more. Parking and admission are free.
Scheduled events include a Lions Club pancake breakfast, arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food booths, antiques and collectibles, a children’s amusement area, a car show, a hospitality tent featuring beer and wine and entertainment featuring local and regionally noted performers including Full Moon Folk, SaraLisa, Saltwater Gypseas and VOX as the headliner.
Festival attendees will find plenty to tempt the palate. In addition to various mouth-watering catfish recipes, the menu includes everything from hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and onion rings to barbecue, Asian fare, meats kabobs, chicken, sausage, boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, succulent sweets, treats and ice-cold beverages.
Now in its 40th year, the Kingsland Catfish Festival has grown in size and scope under the production and sponsorship of the Kingsland Downtown Development Authority and The City of Kingsland. This event has become one of Camden County’s largest and most well-known festivals and has received multiple regional and national awards. A four-time award winner of the Southeast Tourism Society “Top 20 Events” and three-time award winner of the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Event in North America,” this festival is a proven fun-filled day for the entire family.
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