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Riceboro Ricefest celebrates culture
RiceFest file
Ricefest has been serving up fun and flavor for more than a decade. - photo by Coastal Courier file photo

The city of Riceboro is hosting the annual Riceboro RiceFest the first and second weekends of November. 

The event celebrates the history of rice farming, a significant contributor to the economic landscape in coastal Liberty County.  It is a celebration of the Gullah Geechee people who lived and influenced the culture, music, language and food along the coastal region from North Carolina to northern Florida. 

The four-day festival includes family-friendly events: 

• “Turn Up” Youth Dance, Saturday, Nov. 2

Ages 14-18

6-10 p.m.

$5 general admission

Riceboro Youth Center

• GospelFest, Sunday, Nov. 3

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Tickets $15-20

Riceboro Youth Center

• Adult Homecoming Dance, Friday, Nov. 8

6-9 p.m. 

Tickets $15-20

Riceboro Youth Center

• Gullah Geechee Outdoor Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 9

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Free to the public (Food vendors available)

Featuring: The Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters, Abeni Dancers, Lakeside, Slave, Special Formula, and other performers

• Rice Cook-Off, Saturday, Nov. 9

Judging begins at 11 a.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please see or call 912.884.2986. 

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