South Carolina May 16, 2016
13 Festivals In South Carolina That Food Lovers Should NOT Miss
Most people can’t resist a great elephant ear (a.k.a. funnel cake) or candy apple at the local festival. While those are great tasty treats, here are some events that take South Carolina festival food to the center of the stage. Here are 13 food festivals in South Carolina that you shouldn’t miss…
1. Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival - Ware Shoals, SC
The 26th Annual Catfish Feastival in Ware Shoals, SC is set for next weekend, May 26-28, 2016 in Towne Square. Aside from lip smackin' catfish, you're also getting treated to an Elvis impersonator - and lots of other fun.
More info at their great website.
2. Hampton County Watermelon Festival
The 74th Hampton County Watermelon Festival's Facebook page claims theirs is the longest continuously running festival in South Carolina. Who doesn't love watermelon? Go get your "slice" of the fun June 18th - 26th.
3. Chitlin Strut - Salley, SC
If you're a lover of soul food, then you should make plans to attend the Annual Chitlin Strut in Salley, SC. Chitlins take main stage here, but there will be plenty of food, music and fun the last Saturday of November in Salley.
4. South Carolina Peach Festival - Gaffney, SC
This "peachy" festival in Gaffney, home of the famous Peachoid watertower, promises a tractor pull and mud bog will be among the attractions. The festival dates are July 7th through the 17th in Gaffney.
5. Butts and Bluegrass BBQ - Clover, SC
This is your chance to try out BBQ from many vendors all in one place. Plus great bluegrass music and other fun at the Clover Community Park Sept 3, 2016.
6. Columbia's Greek Festival - Columbia, SC
Celebrate Greek heritage and enjoy some of the finest authentic Greek food at the 30th Annual Greek Festival in Columbia September 15-18, 2016.
7. South Carolina Apple Festival - Westminster, SC
Celebrate apples at the 55th Annual South Carolina Apple Festival in Westminster, SC September 6-10, 2016.
8. SC Pecan Festival - Florence, SC
This huge street festival in Downtown Florence is booming with excitement, including a Pecan Cookoff. Plus more than 250 food and other vendors will be there.
9. Little River ShrimpFest - Little River, SC
Fresh local shrimp and seafood will take center stage at the 12th Annual Little River ShrimpFest Oct 8-9, 2016. Get more info
10. Festival of Discovery BBQ & Blues - Greenwood, SC
July 7th-10th, 2016 "Discover" BBQ and Blues at the Annual Festival of Discovery in beautiful Downtown Greenwood.
11. Ridge Peach Festival - Trenton, SC
Canned peach preserves, jams and jellies plus peach desserts are on tap for the Ridge Peach Festival June 18th, 2016 in Trenton, SC northeast of North Augusta, SC.
12. Flopeye Fish Festival - Great Falls, SC
Fish isn't the only thing on the menu at the annual Flopeye Fish Fest in Great Falls on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-28, 2016). Enjoy food, fun and a car show as well.
13. Palmetto State Chili Cookoff - Fountain Inn, SC
Beer and wine and LOTS of Chili, plus music and fun are on tap at the Annual Palmetto State Chili Cookoff set for Saturday May 28th in Fountain Inn.
Have you been to any of these great food festivals in South Carolina? Or do you have another favorite food festival you’d like to add? Our comments section is always open for your additions to our list. We’d love to hear which food festival you attend to get your fix.