If you’re looking for a great day out for all the family in a pleasant and welcoming location, you should make a note in your calendar for the 29th and 30th of September. Those are the dates for this year’s East Shore Jubilee Festival, a fantastic event that celebrates its 30th
year in 2019, and one that promises a lot of fun for all ages.
Taking place across the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, among the pretty oak tree-lined roads of Olde Town Daphne, the event is a showcase for local artists and musicians, and there’s food in the mix too! Seafood is a local specialty around the bay, and you probably won’t find better options than that sold by the many vendors attending the East Shore Jubilee Festival.
Arts and Crafts
The East Shore Jubilee Festival is the perfect place to find those unusual and original Christmas and birthday presents you need to buy, as there will be more than 100 vendors displaying a variety of products such as jewelry and art, paintings and pottery, wood sculpture and a range of decorative items, some of which will be unique to the Festival. Vendors also get the chance to enter a competition for cash prizes.
Also exhibiting their work will be children from the local high schools, with an art exhibition in the Jubilee Courtyard. While in the Kid’s Art Park, children can take part in a range of fun activities, including face painting, wood sculpting and hand print paintings, so parents can take a little time to themselves! It really is a great day out for everyone, young and old, and there’s more too!
Entertainment and World Food Championship
The Entertainment Stage will be the focal point of the Festival for many, as it will play host to many performers from the local area. Plus, you will be able to talk to some of the local craftsmen and women who are exhibiting about the show, and learn about how they go about their particular craft. If there’s a craft you’re interested in, this is a great opportunity to find a starting point.
Olde Town Daphne is a place where there are many fine restaurants, cafes and bars to explore, and there will also be many food vendors within the Festival site. One of the main attractions will be the World Food Championships Qualifiers, which will be held each day at 2 pm in Daphne City Hall. Chefs will compete in the Sandwich and Preferred Chef categories, with the winner in each getting an entry to the World Food Championships Finals!
There are few events as varied and exciting as the East Shore Jubilee Festival, and the wonderfully welcoming city of Daphne is waiting to welcome you to its glorious Olde Town for a day out that will bring you fun, food and entertainment, and a chance to watch some of the top chefs from the region display their talents in a prestigious and important competition. We kept the best bit of info for the end – it’s a free event!