October 26th! Beginning at 5 p.m., Great Dunes Park will become headquarters for UGA Alumni and fans at the third annual UGA Alumni Oyster Roast. True Bulldogs can relax with delicious oysters, live music, cold beverages, and beach breezes. Hosted in conjunction with the UGA Alumni Association, this Friday afternoon gathering is the perfect way to show your alma mater team spirit before the Saturday football showdown.
In addition to roasted oysters, enjoy a buffet by Tasteful Temptations Catering and a craft brew tasting presented by Southern Eagle Distributors. Breweries represented include Southern Tier and New Belgium. Food, music, and craft brew tasting continue until 8 p.m.
Book Signing: This year attendees will have the honor of meeting former UGA Coach Vince Dooley, on site to sign copies of his new book, “History and Reminiscences of the University of Georgia”.
Brew Cruise: For guests staying on St. Simons Island, the Jekyll Island Authority has partnered with Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours and Coastal Kitchen to provide a Brew Cruise to the Oyster Roast. Tickets include a pre-Roast Cocktail Hour at Coastal Kitchen from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. and a boat trip to the Jekyll Island Historic Wharf. Shuttles will take guests to and from the wharf to the Oyster Roast. The return boat trip will launch at 8:15 PM. Tickets are $45. In the case of inclement weather, shuttle buses will take guests to and from Coastal Kitchen.
Brew Cruise and Oyster Roast Buffet Combo: Buy tickets for the Brew Cruise, Oyster Roast food buffet, and Craft Brew Tasting together. Tickets are $60. To purchase tickets in advance contact the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center at (912) 635-3636. Tickets for the buffet and craft brew tasting can be purchased on site, but tickets for the Brew Cruise must be purchased in advance by October 23.