7:30am:     Breakfast at Lions Club (corner of Washington & School House, N of 313)
8:00am:     Streets closed
8:30-9:30am:     Drop off cook-off dishes at community center
9:00am:     Vendors open
     DJ Martin Mathis & entertainment begins
10:30am:     Grits eating contest
12:00pm:     Midday Ceremony
     Presentation of Colors
     Pledge of Allegiance
     National Anthem
     Presentation of Cook-Off Winners
1:00pm:     Entertainment resumes
     Corn shelling contest
2:00pm:     Grits pit
4:00pm:     Festival ends

Major Events

7:30am       Breakfast
10:30am     Tasters’ choice contest in community center
10:30am     Eating contest
11:00am     Grits Toss
1:00pm       Corn shelling
1:30pm       Treasure hunt
2:00pm       Grits Pit


10:00am     Lilly Bagwell
10:30-11:30am Empire Dance Studio – 18 kids singing

2:30pm     Makinsey
3:00pm     Cordele Ukulele Band
3:30pm     Gospel Travelers