On Sept. 15, your entire family is invited out to the sixth annual Pin Point Seafood Festival put on by Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church.

“We started it six years ago to tell our end of Pin Point history, and instead of telling the history in words, we decided to tell it in taste,” said Thomas Sills, festival founder and the church's pastor.

Pin Point is a community where freed slaves from Ossabaw, Green, and Skidaway islands settled in 1896. Shrimping, crabbing and harvesting oysters were several coastal industries located at Pin Point.

As always, the festival will serve up a variety of soul food and seafood, as well as live entertainment, activities and a fun zone for kids. Want to avoid the lines and dig right in? You can pay an extra $15 for a fast pass in addition to the $7 admission price. Food prices vary by item.

“We find it to be a great time for meeting new people,” Sills said. “Come out and taste the history and experience what is one of last underdeveloped communities of the Gullah Geechee."

 

IF YOU GO

What: Sixth annual Pin Point Seafood Festival

When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 15

Where: 9992 Pin Point Ave

Cost: $7 admission; food for sale; fast pass is $15

Info: pinpointseafoodfestival.net