Founded by Thomas J. Sills in 2012, the Pin Point Seafood festival is popular with locals and tourists alike, attracting several thousand attendees each year because they get t0 experience the rich history of the land firsthand. The event features live music, seafood and soul food, with much of the food prepared according to recipes handed down through generations of Pin Point residents.
The area known as Pin Point has long been admired. The rural settlement, founded by freed slaves after the American Civil War, is still owned by the ancestors of the original purchasers. It’s the largest area of water from land owned by African Americans here in Georgia and was a self-sustaining community, living mainly off the water, with families of working fisherman and women of the Gullah Geechee ancestry.