2018 SOUTH CAROLINA: APRIL 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2017 - 2012)
April 12-14, 2018
30th Annual 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 13-15, 2018
Annual World Grits Festival
St. George, South Carolina
Annual festival in St. George, The Grits Capitol of the World. Home of the World Famous Rolling in the Grits Contest.
April 13-15, 2018 Annual South Carolina Chili Cook-off Championship
Belton, 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 15, 2018 - Shalomfest '18 - 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 20-21, 2018 39th 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. Attendance: 25,000.
April 21, 2018 15th 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 we will drop 5,000 individually-numbered, floating crabs into the waters of Battery Creek near the boardwalk at 5:00 PM and the first ten crabs to cross the finish line will win cash prizes which total $5,000. The first place crab wins $2,000. Better still, one of those lucky ten winners will have a chance to win $40,000 in cash!!! (see also: www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com )
April 22, 2018 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. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.
April 26, 2018 Celebrity Chef Tour - Charleston, South Carolina
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
April 27, 2018 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 27, 2018 Sip n' Stroll - Laurens, South Carolina
Wine and Beer Tasting. Join us on the historic square for a sample of wine and/or craft beer in participating businesses. Purchase your wristband at the Main Street Laurens tent, get your tasting glass and you're on your way! We invite you to join us for a taste as you stroll this awesome place!
April 27-28, 2018 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 28, 2018 4th Annual South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Columbia, South Carolina
Food Truck Festivals of America. South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Featuring 30+ local (and delicious) food trucks. Also enjoy some of the best regional and national craft beers.
April 28-May 5, 2018 South Carolina Strawberry Festival
Fort Mill, South Carolina
A celebration of spring... and all things strawberry! Strawberry Festival Queen, Strawberry Recipe Contest, Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Pie Eating Contests, Pick Your Own Strawberries. Bike Races, Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors, Live Music, Fireworks. Family-friendly activities, including kids' rides, a rock wall, Guitar Hero, pig races, face painting.
April 29, 2018 31st 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.