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Green Cove Springs 16th Annual SOUL FOOD Festival

Melanie Black 0 100

Mark October 7th on your calendar if you’re hungry for some of the best plates of BBQ ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding and sweet potato pie in all of the south! Green Cove Springs will be hosting its 16th Annual Soul Food festival and welcomes children and families of all races and religions!

The festival will be held Saturday, October 7, at Vera Francis Hall Park. The festival will begin at noon and will feature a variety of southern foods, children’s activities, local entertainment and national recording and stage artist, Tony Grant, formerly of the R&B group, Az Yet.

The Soul Food Festival is celebrating its 16th year as a well-respected, family, fun-filled event. The festival hopes to broaden cultural awareness and unite the community. Events include a parade at noon to kick off the festival, a softball tournament, horseshoe tournament, sweet potato pie contest, BBQ rib contest, dance contests, live entertainment, antique car show, motorcycle show and more. Food vendors offer a variety of southern cuisines such as BBQ ribs, chicken, collard greens, southern fried chicken, sausage and onions, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, blue crab, fried fish, grits and more. They will also showcase various southern desserts and drinks.

Tony Grant, formerly of the R & B group Az Yet, had star billing in the stage play and DVD series Tell Hell I Ain’t Comin’, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married and Love Ain’t Supposed To Hurt. In the earlier part his entertainment career, Tony was cast for the lead role in the stage play “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” From there he has become one of the most popular leading men in the stage play industry. In January 2008, Grant began touring with the Tyler Perry stage production The Marriage Counselor.

If you are interested in being a vendor at this event or would be willing to sponsor a booth, please call contacting Kimberly Thomas, Executive Asst. for the city of GCS at (904) 297-7054 or Felecia Hampshire at (904) 622-7903.