Events and Entertainment

All Day: Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Entry in events and contests, bring a lawn chair, free transportation from the Lions Club Festivities to downtown all morning

7:30-9 AMJoin us for a Delicious Grits Breakfast with Striplings Famous Sausage served at the Warwick Lion's Club Kitchen (Hwy 313 to Schoolhouse Rd, 2 blocks from Downtown Square) $5.00 Donation.


7:30AM:  The Flea Market opens:  After breakfast, browse around the Flea Market in front of the Lion's Clubhouse and check out the bargains.  We are excited about this new addition to our Festival.

Throughout the morning, transportation will be available from the Lions Club Grounds to Downtown Warwick or just enjoy the two block walk.  There will be plenty of free parking (Baptist and Methodist Churches and Lion's Club Grounds)---no entry fee anywhere.  Bring your lawn chair.

9AM GOOD MORNING WARWICK:  Downtown festivities and announcements begin at the Gazebo.  Food and Craft Vendors open for business on the downtown square.  Let's keep them busy

9-10AM:  It's time to turn in those mouth watering Grits Dishes for the Grits Cook-off.  Bring your dishes to the Warwick Community Center (across from the Gazebo).  No entry fee.  Cash prizes.

9:30AM:  Welcome the little ones from Worth County Primary School.  They will be performing under the direction of Ms. Patricia Welch.  Sharing this one hour slot, will be the Worth County Elementary School Children under the direction of Mr. David Oxford.  This should be a real treat for everyone.

10:30AM:  Join us for the Grits Cook-Off Tasters' Choice competition.  Tickets will be sold for $1 each at the Community Center.  Taste the dishes and vote on your favorite.  Buy all of the tickets you wish; vote as often as you wish.  Winners will be announced at the Gazebo after the Midday Ceremonies.

10:30AMGRITS EATING CONTEST at the Gazebo--Come hungry and win cash, three age categories.  Sign up at the flatbed trailer beside the Gazebo.

11AM:  Mr. Jeff Davis brings his Gospel Band to Warwick--join us at the Gazebo for a great musical extravaganza.

12NMidday Ceremony at the Gazebo:

Opening the Midday Ceremonies:  Miss Carrington Alexander

Welcome:  Co-Chairperson of Festival, Mr. Douglas Dean

Presentation of Arms:  Worth County High School JROTC

Pledge to Flag:  Chase Smith

National Anthem:  Ms. Karla Heath Sands

Prayer:  Mayor of Warwick and Co-Chairperson of Festival, Ms. Juanita Kinchens

Speaker:  Georgia State Representative Mr. Buddy Harden

Announcement of Cook Off Winners:  Ms. Willie Ragan

Parade of Vehicles through downtown lead by the Dooly County High School JROTC

1PM:  Warwick's own,  The Gospel Travelers.  You have never heard Gospel until you hear The Gospel Travelers.  Enjoy.

2PMTHE GRITS PIT:  Beside Fishes and Loaves.  Hope you brought a change of clothing.  This place gets wild.  Three age categories.  Cash Prizes.  Sign up at the Pit.