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Tenth Kymulga Grits Festival this Saturday in Childersburg


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – This Saturday, April 30, the Kymulga Grist Mill will welcome the community to attend its annual Grits Festival.

From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. the Kymulga Grist Mill and Covered Bridge Park, located at 7346 Grist Mill Rd., will host the tenth-ever Grits Festival.

The Grist Mill was obtained by the city of Childersburg in 2011, and it is maintained by the Childersburg Historical Preservation Commission (CHPC).

The event is a showcase for the grits and cornmeal sold at the mill according to CHPC Secretary Dianne Newman. Newman is also the Vendor Chairman for the festival.

“There will be lots of good food available,” said Newman. “Our famous Shrimp and Grits is always a big hit! We will also have hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries, pinto beans, cornbread, boiled peanuts, and corn on the cob. In the kids area we will have popcorn, cotton candy and slushees available.”

Plenty of entertainment options will be available including live music, pony rides, gem mining, and a bouncy house. The vendor options will offer items such as as jewelry, wood crafts, jams and jellies, pork skins, fried pies, and kitchen towels.

The CHPC upholds and preserves both the Grist Mill and the Butler Rainwater House right off of Hwy. 280 near downtown Childersburg.

The Grits Festival is a fundraiser for the CHPC. Admission for the event is $1 for those aged six and older while kids five or younger get in free.

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