From sweet potatoes to sweet tea, South Carolina celebrates food from every corner of the state. If you’re a southern foodie, or just looking for a fun and affordable event this summer, check out these South Carolina Food Festivals.
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Every year, the Port Royal Old Village Association celebrates crabs and the town of Port Royal at the annual Soft Shell Crab Festival. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to showcase vendors, entertainment, soft shell crabs and community.
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is celebrates the sweetest strawberries in the south every year at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. The event is family friendly and includes games, a petting zoo, bouncy house, pie eating contest and of course, strawberries.
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Sweet potato, sweet potahto. These nutrient-rich veggies are beloved in Hopkins, SC. The Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival features tasty and local variations of sweet potatoes as well as carnival rides, live music and performances and a health fair.
Charleston Greek Festival
Enjoy Greek culture and fare with the decades-old, family-friendly Charleston Greek Festival. This cultural tradition includes the tastiest Greek food from gyros to finikia to baklava to chicken moussaka. Come for the food, stay for the dancing, culture exhibits and Greek wines. Take a look at what it’s like to be Greek for a night!
Blues, Berries & BBQ Festival
The Blues, Berries & BBQ Festival is hosted by the River Community Foundation, featuring The Ultimate Soul Man Lenny Williams. The family-friendly festival is a local weekend event that showcases local and national artists, decadent fare, a farmer’s market, kids’ activities, a pie eating contest to enrich and entertain the Richland County community.
Summerville Sweet Tea Festival
Downtown Summerville brews up the Sweet Tea festival every summer. Browse Summerville’s quaint historic downtown shops and boutiques, as well as the diverse musicians performing at the festival. Grab a souvenir sweet tea cup and celebrate the South with arts and crafts, antiques, spirits and tea.