Coastal Georgia Comes Alive for the 40th Annual Kingsland Catfish Art & Food Festival

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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, a 5K run and arts and crafts booths, 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 5:00 p.m. on Saturday November 19, 2022. 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, a colorful parade, arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food booths, antiques and collectibles, a children’s amusement area, the Fine Five 5K run sponsored by the CCHS Fine Arts Academy, a hospitality tent featuring beer and wine and entertainment featuring local and regionally noted performers including Man Apart, Saltwater Gypsies, Jbone Fettinger, The Bluff 5 and Strayin’ Anchors.

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.

If you go

With easy access on and off I-95, Kingsland offers many lodging options from big brand hotels to inns and RV parks. For a complete list of Kingsland lodging options, visit www.VisitKingsland.com/placestostay.htm.


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