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Southern Grown Festival at Sea Island, Georgia

September 1–3, 2017, Garden & Gun was proud to be the official media partner for the third annual Southern Grown Festival, Sea Island’s unforgettable weekend celebrating the unique culture of the South. At Friday night’s kickoff dinner, G&G hosted a memorable experience with Charleston, South Carolina, chef Mike Lata and the band Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, North Carolina. On Saturday, the weekend continued with the Southern Grown Marketplace, a dinner by chef Linton Hopkins of Atlanta, a concert starring Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers and Atlanta’s Whiskey Gentry, and more.

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Chef Mike Lata of Charleston, South Carolina, provides a noteworthy menu at G&G’s Friday night kickoff dinner at Rainbow Island.

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Guests are served the specialty cocktail of the night: a seasonal sangria garnished with watermelon and mint.

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Roasted oysters on the half shell, one of the Southern stars of the kickoff dinner.

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Friday night continues with a lively performance by Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, North Carolina.

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All ages enjoy falconry demonstrations at Saturday’s Southern Grown Marketplace, hosted by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

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A beautiful oceanside backdrop for Saturday’s “Hopkins’ Heritage Dinner” by chef Linton Hopkins at Sea Island Beach Club.

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Father and son, Linton and Linton, curate an unforgettable and familial meal for guests.

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Beautiful seaside views are taken in by guests throughout the weekend.

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Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers headline the weekend’s Southern Grown Concert after dinner.

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Back at the Cloister, a late-night party continues after the concert, featuring none other than the King himself.

photo: Eliot VanOtteren