U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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April 10-11, 2015 30th Annual World Grits Festival
St. George, South Carolina
30th annual festival in St. George, The Grits Capitol of the World.
April 11, 2015 6th Annual South Carolina Chili Cook-off Championship
Anderson, South Carolina
Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, the SC Chili Cook-off is one of the Southeast's fastest growing family events. Prizes for Red Chili, Chili Verde, Salsa, Peoples Choice and Showmanship. Proceeds benefit local charities.
April 12, 2015 Shalomfest '15
Greenville, South Carolina
Delicious pastries, hot foods and traditional holiday treats will be offered. While savoring these delicacies, enjoy Israeli dancing, live music and exhibitions that examine different aspects of Jewish life.
April 16-18, 2015 South Carolina BBQ--Shag Festival
Hemingway, South Carolina
As folks tire from their dancing they can scoot over to the BBQ competition and taste delicacies prepared by top chefs. Also car show, arts & crafts, pageant and more!
April 18, 2015 12th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival
Port Royal, South Carolina
Spring is the time for soft shell crabs and the Old Village in Port Royal is the place to get them in any form imaginable. The opportunity for soft shell crab is quick. Local restaurants will serve up varieties of soft shell crab in clever variations. If crab isn’t your thing, barbeque, burgers, ice cream, other seafood and more also will be available. Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue. Children activities, live music and entertainment for individuals of all ages. Once again, a classic car show will feature dozens of old-school vehicles. The festival will also feature the annual crab race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by festival attendees for $10 each. The crab will be dropped into Battery Creek at 5:00 pm and the owner of the crab to cross the finish line at the Observation Deck will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Additional cash prizes will be awarded for the 2nd to 10th crab finishers. (see also: www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com )
April 18-25, 2015 36th Annual Striped Bass Festival
Manning , South Carolina
A special salute to the Striped Bass, which put the area on the fishing maps of the world. 25,000.
April 18-26, 2015 Colleton County Rice Festival
Walterboro, South Carolina
Celebrating when rice was king and Colleton County was the throne. A heritage festival with an arts and crafts area, parade, 5K run, and rice cooking contest.
April 22, 2015 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.
April 24, 2015 Sip n' Stroll - Laurens, South Carolina
Wine and Beer Tasting.
April 24, 2015 Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Columbia, South Carolina
Enjoy live jazz, savory light bites and the opportunity to consult wine experts and vintners. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks. Rain or shine.
April 26, 2015 28th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Celebrates the historical Mount Pleasant shrimping industry with the ceremonial blessing of the shrimp fleet and a host of other family activities.
April 26-29, 2014 ACF Southeast Regional Conference
Charleston, South Carolina
American Culinary Federation. The 2014 ACF Southeast Regional Conference will take place in Charleston, S.C., April 26–29. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
April 17, 2012
Central Carolina Community Foundation Food & Wine Festival
Columbia, South Carolina
The 18th annual event will showcase local gourmet food purveyors as well as domestic and international wineries while raising money for a good cause.
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