The Ford Plantation is full of passionate people doing the things they love. A vibrant social calendar serves to strengthen both their interests and relationships. We approach each and every event as an opportunity to create lasting memories for our members. Our yearly social calendar is filled with dozens of events, from traditional favorites like oyster roasts and wine tastings to special events like guest chef wine dinners, marina block parties, and weddings. In the end, we are families serving families.

Ford Plantation Homecoming
Fordson Tractor

Homecoming

Homecoming is the most anticipated event of the year. Fall crackles with excitement as The Ford Plantation hosts a specially themed Homecoming weekend in October, allowing members to catch up with neighbors over an array of special events. During the weekend, members can attend an oyster roast, Homecoming Gala Dinner and Dance, Kids’ Explorer Day Camp and exclusive spa and fitness events.

Oyster Roast Shuck
Oyster Roast Steaming Burlap Tarp

Oyster Roasts

Held at Henry Ford’s vintage Oyster House, The Ford Plantation regularly hosts traditional oyster roasts, featuring local oysters and a buffet of traditional southern fare. The oysters are steamed on site and served hot on our handcrafted oyster tables. Twinkling lights, live music, and libations add to the ambiance, while children roast marshmallows and make s’mores at the firepit.

Ford Plantation Pig Derby
Ford Plantation Pig Derby

Kentucky Derby Party

The Ford Plantation celebrates the Kentucky Derby in true Southern style. The party takes place at The Main House where bow-ties, big hats, and mint juleps abound. Members snack on pre-race hors d’oeuvres expertly prepared by Chef Jerry and his staff. Once the Kentucky Derby concludes, everyone heads outside for The Ford Plantation Derby, an annual tradition in which small pigs race around a tiny track constructed right there on the back lawn. It’s truly a sight to behold.

James Scott

James Scott, Director of Food & Beverage

James has served as the Director of Food and Beverage at The Ford Plantation since 2005, overseeing the Club’s culinary variety and extensive wine list. A member of Club Managers Association of America, he has served in key management roles at major Atlanta restaurants including the Ritz-Carlton, Chops, and Canoe. James has more than 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, and he is a former partner in Moe’s Southwest Grill, a popular franchise restaurant with locations throughout the Southeast.