Saint Simons Food and Spirits Festival

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To say that I’m excited about the Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival would be an understatement. In fact, I’m not even sure there is an adjective to describe my excitement. I’ll work on inventing the perfect word for my emotions soon but, for now, here are my top 3 reasons to attend the 2013 Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival.

1268167_486890134740571_2059019601_oGourmet food in a gorgeous location: What could be better than sampling five-star food with the sound of waves crashing in the background? Oh, that’s right – nothing! Don’t forget to drive-down the oak tree-lined streets and check out some of Saint Simons Island’s most famous attractions, including the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, Fort Frederica and   Christ Church.

Unique events: Spiritual Sunday Brunch with gospel singers? Check. BBQ Pro-Am with champion golfers? Check. Cocktail university with expert mixologists? Check. And that’s only the beginning! Click here for a full schedule of events.

1273855_496793660416885_385410288_oCulinary Celebrities: Want to meet “Top Chef” contestant Tiffanie Faison? You can shake her hand and ask about her secret recipes this Saturday at the Culinary Creations Cooking Stage. Want to hobnob with level one sommelier Jackson Holland? You can sample his cocktail creations at Friday’s Afternoon Mixer! See the full list of featured talent here.

Join me on my Saint Simons Island adventures by following Explore Georgia on social media! I’ll be updating live on TwitterInstagram, Vine and Flickr.

If you’re going to the festival, be sure to share your experiences on social media by using the #ExploreGeorgia hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Vine & Pinterest!

1025498_10200401820144233_1171921963_oLauren Cleland is the voice of Explore Georgia on social media. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of her beloved Georgia with all of you!