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Chamber spicing up 'A Night in Effingham'
Madelyn Monahan of Savannah Event Catering serves a pork taco during a previous "A NIght in Effingham." - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD -- Big changes are coming to “A Night in Effingham.” 

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is adding a free street party with live music, kids’ activities, vendors and food trucks to its popular food-sampling event in downtown Springfield.


The Chamber will present its 10th annual Taste of Effingham on March 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Local on Laurel, 606 N. Laurel St., in Springfield. Guests can mix and mingle while sampling food from the area’s best restaurants and locally produced wines from Butterducks Winery. Beer and soft drinks are also included.

 A limited number of tickets are available for this indoor event at $20 per person. They can be purchased at or by calling (912) 754-3301


The new Downtown Street Party, open to the public, kicks off at  6 p.m. and will feature live music by Flashback, the Party Band, while guests browse local shops, vendors and food trucks along Laurel Street, which will be closed to traffic between Madison and Franklin streets until 10 p.m. Admission is free. 

There will also be children’s activities available. Food, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.


Flashback, the Party Band, performs party classics from the best of Motown, beach music, and disco, as well as current hits. Performing throughout the Southeast since 1997, Flashback has built a reputation for an interactive and energetic performance that gets guests dancing to song after song.


A Night in Effingham is sponsored by the City of Springfield, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, Effingham Health System, Sherman & Hemstreet Real Estate Company, DRT, Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty-Brandi Talton, Georgia Transformer Corp., Marshland Credit Union, Queensborough National Bank and Trust, Martin Construction and WoodmenLife.


For more details about tickets, sponsorship or reserving vendor space at A Night in Effingham, contact the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce at (912) 754-3301 or visit


The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization focused on business advocacy and sustainable economic growth in our region. For more information, stop by the offices at 520 West Third St. n Springfield, call (912)754-3301 or visit