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World Grits Festival

April 16-18, 2020

Take the short drive from the Holy City to St. George, South Carolina, for the World Grits Festival. In 1985, it was found that this small town consumes more grits per capita than anywhere else in the world. Since the very first festival, this weekend long celebration has drawn much attention to this small southern town, considered to be a bedroom community of Charleston. It has been estimated that the crowds during this three day event sometimes exceed 45,000.

The Festival includes live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, a
carnival, a grits rolling contest, a 5K run on Saturday and more.

To learn more, visit www.worldgritsfestival.com.

If all this talk of grits has made you hungry, here’s a recipe to satisfy even the most discriminating grits lover.

Charleston Grits


2 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 1/2 cups water

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1 cup grits


Bring cream and water to boil.

Add butter, salt and pepper.

Slowly add grits and reduce heat.

Cook 20 minutes; be careful not to scorch mixture.

Serve with breakfast or dinner as a potato or rice replacement.

Top with shredded cheese, if desired.