RiverDogs Host Second Annual Shrimp and Grits Food Festival

Shrimp and grits contest, drinks, and live music highlight Saturday, November 10 at Riley Park

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Before winter weather sweeps through the Lowcountry, the Charleston RiverDogs welcome fans to The Joe for a Saturday of live music and a sampling of shrimp and grits from around Charleston. The RiverDogs open their gates for the Second Annual Shrimp and Grits Food Festival on Saturday, November 10 from 12-3 p.m. at Joe Riley Park.

A variety of local establishments will be on hand including Smoky Oak, Toast, Morgan Creek Grill, Roadside Seafood, Saltwater Cowboys, Bubba Gump, Wando River Grill and more will compete for a People’s Choice Award, Judge’s Choice Award, and a $500 grand prize. Individuals who think they have the best shrimp and grits in town can also contact the RiverDogs about entering the contest.

Along with a smattering of the local favorite dish, fans will have access to a cash bar including Bloody Marys, Mimosas and live music by the Blue Plantation Band.

Other attractions include a Kid’s Zone for younger fans and a Vendor Village featuring a host of local businesses in attendance.

Tickets for the event can purchased for $20 in advance ($25 day-of) at the Riley Park box office or online via rileyparkevents.com and include a shrimp and grits sample with the price of admission. Select VIP tickets that includes oysters and a private VIP area are available for $40.

Coming off the heels of their second straight year eclipsing 300,000 fans through the turnstiles, the RiverDogs have already begun preparations for another year down at The Joe. RiverDogs season tickets, including options to the Riley Park Club, are now available for the 2019 campaign by contacting the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS). The RiverDogs begin their home schedule on April 11 when they host the Greensboro Grasshoppers at The Joe, preceded by a weeklong road trip. A full schedule and list of game times for the 2019 season is available at riverdogs.com.

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