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Sapelo Island–Third Saturday in October

The third Saturday each October is the date of the annual Sapelo Island Gullah Geechee Culture Festival.  This very special day is dedicated to the memory of ancestors of Sapelo residents.  Sapelo Island is the last bastion of a true Gullah Geechee community, as most of these communities have dissipated.

For historians, musicologists, linguists, and anyone interested in coastal Georgia history, this is a day filled with education and entertainment for all.  In addition, you’ll enjoy a wonderful 30 minute boat ride to and from the island!  What more fun could you have on a Saturday in coastal Georgia!???

We will be performing, but the time is TBD.  This festival is worth staying all day as there will be a lot to do and see.  Bring your family and enjoy an educational day learning about the Gullah Geechee.



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While the McIntosh County Shouters have been performing in public since 1980, they have been practicing the ring shout since the 18th century. This age-old tradition has been passed down from generation to generation in this family since their ancestors arrived in bondage over 300 years ago.


The McIntosh County Shouters have received many awards over the years in recognition of their continued interest in keeping the ring shout alive.

Schools, Festivals, and Special Events

The McIntosh County Shouters have performed around the country at various schools, festivals and special events. Email or call (912) 399-2466 for information about having the group come to your next event.


Contact the McIntosh County Shouters for more information. Call: (912) 399-2466