In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Great Grits Cookoff Brings Good Eats, Fun to River Region

The sixth annual Great Grits Cookoff and Festival is returning to Prattville on Saturday. The event will take place between 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and will benefit the Prattville YMCA Coach a Child Sponsorship Fund.

While supporting charities and fostering good will is awesome fun, there’s a ton of other traditional entertainment available, as well. They day will feature a number of attractions, including…

  • Live music
  • Bounce houses
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • A whole lot of grits
  • And of course, the Nitty Gritty 5K Race

In addition to all of this great fun, there will also be a cooking competition between businesses, churches, restaurants, and individuals. The winners will be determined by taste, presentation, and originality. There will also be a “People’s Choice” award given out to the team who receives the most votes.

Guess who’s coming to the Grits Cookoff?

Want to know who has the best grits in Central Alabama? All you’ve got to do is show up on October 20th. And get this: our own WSFA will be one of the contestants in this grits cookoff.

“WSFA is thrilled to once again be participating in the Prattville YMCA’s annual Grits Cook Off,” said WSFA General Manager Mark P. Bunting. “Come out and support a wonderful cause and see WSFA… puttin’ on the grits.”

The Coach a Child Sponsorship Fund exists to help those trying to attend a YMCA but are unable to for financial reasons. In 2017, the Prattville YMCA has given more than $190,000 in scholarships to families and children, benefiting over 3,000 individuals.

Assistant General Director of the Prattville YMCA Keith Cantrell said he expects to see a crowd close to last year’s. Considering there was an estimated 2,000 people at the event, you can come expecting a good time with the community.

“We have no reason to believe this year’s crowd will not be even bigger,” Cantrell said.

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