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Geechee Kunda festival celebrates sugarcane harvest
bacotes at Geechee Kunda
Pat and Jim Bacote founded and operate Geechee Kunda. - photo by File photo

Geechee Kunda is hosting its 11th annual Sugarcane Harvest and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

It is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted

Experience sugarcane grinding, syrup cooking, sweetgrass basket weaving, quilting and other arts and crafts. There will be entertainment featuring Kala JoJo Jelli the African Spirits of DayClean, the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, storyteller Granny Wendy Brown, cultural educator Bethany Campbell and basket weaver Stacy White.

Co-directors Jim and Pat Bacote and staff are dedicated to presenting, preserving and perpetuating the cultural traditions of the Gullah-Geechee people. Geechee Kunda houses artifacts, relics and implements from Africa, as well as Coastal Georgia, some dating to the 1700s.

“To harvest is to gather and share not only cane and crops, but for family, friends and neighbors to come together to share food, fun, news and good will,” said Jim Bacote. “Come be a part of this great and meaningful occasion.”

Geechee Kunda is at 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro. For more information, call 912-884-4440 or go to

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