The Brooks County Skillet Festival is an artisan craft show, food fair and vintage market all tied up in a pretty burlap bow. We invite exceptional vendors from all over the South to share their goods with thousands of attendees from our area and far beyond. With events and activities like the Cast Iron 5K, The Patchwork Harvest Quilt Show, Live Entertainment, and The Cast Iron Children's Parade, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. Please contact the Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce at 229-263-4841 if you have questions or for more information.
The Skillet Festival was founded in 2011 by an organization titled Destination Brooks, whose goals were rooted in increasing tourism to the Brooks County area. After building a successful festival over the course of several years, the reins were handed to the Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce. The Skillet Festival was so named to associate itself with Brooks County's agricultural roots- after all, without agriculture, what are we putting in a skillet? Over the years, the name Skillet Festival has induced many mouths to water with it's large variety of delicious food vendors and varying forms of cooking competitions. If you leave hungry, it's your own fault! In addition to the food, we host several quality vintage product vendors and our juried application process ensures you get to see the best artisan crafts anywhere. To kick off the festival's third year, Brooks County residents gathered to set a Guinness World Record for "Most People Tossing a Skillet Simultaneously" which they still hold today. The Skillet Festival is dynamic, but some events are a constant, such as our Annual Skillet Toss and Cast Iron 5K (benefiting the local Boys and Girls Club). Above all, the goal of the Skillet Festival is to share the many things Brooks County residents love about our area far and wide. We hope you will join us as we celebrate small towns and their rich history on the 3rd Saturday in October each year.