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Celebrate Georgia's favorite breakfast at the Grits festival in Warwick

The National Grits Festival (Source: Grits Festival website) The National Grits Festival (Source: Grits Festival website)
WARWICK, GA (WALB) -

Georgia's favorite breakfast festival is back. 

The National Grits Festival is returning to Downtown Warwick on April 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival starts off with breakfast and ends with a concert featuring country musician Matt Johnson. 

Free admission, parking, contest entry, and transportation from the Lions Club will be provided all morning. 

Several family activities will be held including all-day entertainment, vendors, and chances to win hundreds of dollars in contest prizes. 

Here's the schedule:

  • 7:30 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast at the Lions Club's kitchen (Hwy 313 to Schoolhouse Rd) *$5 donation*
  • 8 a.m.: 5k Run starting at Lions Club *$25 entry fee* 
  • 9 a.m.: Downtown festivities begin 
  • 9 to 10 a.m.: Turn in grits dishes for the cook-off. No entry fee. (Warwick Community Center) *$250 1st place, $150 2nd place, $75 3rd place*
  • 9:30 a.m.: Performance by Worth Co. Primary School and Worth Co. Elementary School 
  • 10 a.m.: Grits Cook-off Taster's Choice Competition. *Tickets will be sold for $1 each at the Community Center*
  • 10:30 a.m.: Grits Eating Contest at the Gazebo 
  • 11 a.m.: A musical performance from Mr. Jeff Davis and his gospel band
  • 12 p.m.: Midday Ceremony at the Gazebo (includes the announcement of  cook-off winner and parade)
  • 1 p.m.: Corn Shelling Contest at the Gazebo *cash prizes* 
  • 2 p.m.: The Girts Pit (Sign up at the Pit) *hundreds of dollars in cash prizes* 
  • 2 p.m.: Performance by country musician Matt Johnson 

To sign up for the Grits Festival 5k run, you can register here

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