A little bit of history....
The National Grits Festival is significant to Warwick and Worth County because of House Bill 1297 sponsored by Rep. Doug Everett of Albany, Georgia. Gov. Roy Barnes signed that House Bill into law on April 20, 2002, in Warwick. The new law, which is Georgia Code 50-3-78, reads as follows: "Grits are recognized as the official prepared food of the State of Georgia." On Feb. 12, 2002, Rep. Johnny Floyd of Cordele, Rep. Ray Holland of Ashburn lead the Georgia House of Representatives to approve a Resolution that made Warwick "The Grits Capital of Georgia." On March 19, 2003, Governor Sonny Perdue recognized Warwick as The Grits Capital of the World. The Food Channel Network filmed the National Grits Festival in 2004.
Throughout the day, there is live entertainment, food vendors, craft dealers, pony rides and lots, lots more. Other events unique to our festival are the corn-shelling event, the Quaker® Grits eating event, the Quaker® Grits cooking event, and our antique tractor and antique car show. Later int he day, there is a parade of the "Grits Queens and the famous and
unprecedented “Roll in the Quaker® Instant Grits Event”! There is nothing like
rolling around in a cattle trough full of cooked Quaker® Instant Grits to entertain you!
This festival is held each April and is family oriented, no admission, and something
every budget can afford. Kids roam on the town square, aromas of good food fill
the air, dogs are barking as the crowd meanders around enjoying the crafts and