Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR

NATIONAL GRITS FESTIVAL 2019

Welcome Mr. Danny Reeves of Party Plus Wedding, Albany, GA, as our DJ for the Day.  He will keep our schedule on the roll and fill in with your favorite music.

9AM:  Worth County Primary Choir directed by Ms. Patricia Welch

9:30 AM:  Worth County Elementary Choir directed by Mr. Donald Oxford

10:30 AM:  Grits Eating Contest

11 AM:  Jay Ashley will be on stage;  he is an eleven year old with a voice and performance you will not believe.  You will be shocked when he opens his mouth and belts out so much of your favorite Gospel music.  Make it a point to experience Jay.

12 Noon:  The Midday Ceremony to honor our country.                                            

  • Presentation of Arms by Worth County High JROTC under the direction of 1st Sargent Heath Oncale       
  • Pledge of Allegiance to American flag: Children attending Festival    
  • Invocation:  Mr. Jerome Granade,  Pastor of New Union Baptist Church, Warwick    
  • National Anthem:  Performed by Jay Ashley   
  • Ceremony to honor Bettye Bozeman
  • Presentation of cook-Off prizes
  • A few messages and tributes from the Grits Festival Committee

Parade to follow Midday Ceremony. Rep. Ed Rynders will be the Grand Marshall of the parade.

1PM: Corn Shelling Contest

2PM:  The Grits Pit

3 PM:  Mr. Michael Hord, from Conyers, GA, will be at the Gazebo singing his heart out.  Sit down , relax and rest a minute while Michael performs.  He sings a variety of styles.  This will be his first visit to our town.  Make him welcome; he is making a long trip to entertain us.

4 PM:  Warwick’s pride and joy, the Gospel Travelers will wind up the live entertainment for the day. They are the best way to end any day.

Events and contests sponsored by the

Warwick Grits Festival Committee

7:30 AM-9AM:  Our famous Stripling’s Sausage Breakfast prepared and served by the Warwick Lions Club at the Lions Clubhouse (corner of Washington St and Hwy 313, Warwick).

8 AM:  5K race begins at Lions clubhouse grounds.  See further info on this website.

8:30-9:30 AM:  Time to turn in those delicious grits dish entries to the Community Center (across from downtown gazebo).

10 AM:  The Grits Tasting begins at the Community Center across from the Gazebo…you may be shocked when you see this layout!  See cook-off info and entry application.

10:30 AM:  The Grits Eating Contest will be held at the designated area across the street from the Gazebo and to the left of the Community Center.  Sign up there 30 minutes before contest.  Come hungry, win prize money, leave full.

1 PM:  The Corn Shelling Contest  in the designated area across the street from the Gazebo and to the left of the Community Center.  Sign up there 30 minutes before the contest.  Things got wild and crazy at this fast-paced contest last year.  See it—believe it.  Lots of fun, cash prizes.

2PM:  The Grits Pit.  This contest will be held at the designated area across the street from the Gazebo and to the left of the Community Center or just join the crowd surrounding and stirring a huge pool of Grits with a paddle.  Sign up there 30 minutes before the contest.  It is quite a sight to see.  Bring extra clothes and be ready to dive in.  So much fun, cash prizes.  Don’t miss the Pit.