SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB

Amelia Island CVB

September 28, 2011 12:45 ET

Fans Score Big on Amelia Island With Deals, Contest, Events for Florida-Georgia Football Weekend

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - One of the biggest rivalries in college football is making its way to Northeast Florida once again for the much anticipated Florida vs. Georgia Game, Saturday, October 29 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Located 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, Amelia Island is offering a variety of discounts and events allowing fans to score big on their Florida-Georgia Football Weekend.

Amelia Island, Florida has created a gridiron getaway contest in which one lucky fan will win a three-night stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Visit to enter. Guests can also enter the sweepstakes by sending a text message with "Ameliaisland Sweeps" to 77950 on their mobile phone.

Amelia Island offers a full roster of accommodation options for Gator and Bulldog fans looking to turn a game day trip into a weekend getaway. The Amelia Island CVB is offering 15 percent off accommodations at 15 locations during Florida-Georgia Football Weekend. Book the Florida vs. Georgia game weekend today and receive 15 percent off per night at a choice of 15 Amelia Island accommodations. The offer is only available by calling the participating property and mentioning "Go Bulldogs" or "Go Gators." A two night minimum stay is required and offer is only valid on reservations made before September 30. Visit for a list of participating Amelia Island hotels.

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is providing several events open to the public to kick off the rivalry weekend. On October 28, The Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation are offering a Florida-Georgia Block Party. Starting at 4 p.m., the party will offer family fun with live music, family-friendly activities and much more. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Jim Beam Party offers UGA highlights, game tent with simulators and video games and more. The after-party kicks off at 10 p.m. at Falcon's Nest. Details are available at

*Accommodations are based on availability. Offers cannot be combined with any other offer. Contact individual hotel for reservations.

-Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau-

About Amelia Island:
Northeast Florida's coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information, visit

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