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Come Experience the Magic of Gullah Culture on St. Simons Real Estate

Before St. Simons real estate became dotted with luxury rental properties and vacationers, it was home to early settlers from around the globe. Among them were people who migrated to the island from Africa. In June, their contributions to our island’s culture will be celebrated as part of a much loved, annual event. The event is known as the Georgia Sea Island Festival.

Georgia Sea Island Festival SingersThe Georgia Sea Island Festival is typically put on by the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. This year, it is expected to take place at Gascoigne Bluff Park the weekend of June 7th. The park is where seafaring travelers generally put their first foot down onto St. Simons real estate. It’s also the site of the historic Hamilton Plantation cabins and numerous recreational activities.

The festivities are anticipated to kickoff at noon each day and end around 6 p.m. So that leaves would-be attendees plenty of time to enjoy other nearby sections of St. Simons real estate. Among them are the First African Baptist Church and the Fort Frederica National Monument. The monument includes a commemorative area dedicated to the family of late newspaper man and activist, Robert Sengstache Abbott.

During the actual event, attendees will have a chance to enjoy all aspects of Gullah culture, including live entertainment and traditional foods. The renowned Georgia Sea Island Singers are one group of entertainers slated to be a part of the event. They have a history of rubbing song sheets with famous people like Dr. Condoleezza Rice and former U.S. President George Bush.

As for the food, one of the dishes anticipated to be on offer is sweet potato pone. It’s a timeless dish typically made with sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, milk, eggs and salt. Some people also add spices, molasses and a splash of bourbon. The pone is commonly served alongside of fried fish and smoked mullet, which are also expected to be on offer at this year’s event.

To learn more about St. Simons real estate and its connection to Gullah culture, please contact us at (912) 638-0406. Our offices are situated on Frederica Road, which is less than a 10 minutes’ drive away from the festival grounds. And we’d be more than pleased to show you properties available for sale or rent in the surrounding areas. 

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