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April 29-May 4, 2019
South Carolina Strawberry Festival
Fort Mill, South Carolina


May 3, 2019
School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 3-4, 2019  A Taste of Beaufort - Beaufort, South Carolina
Two days of Food, Music, Beer, Wine, Fun, Arts and Crafts Market!  Free Admission!  Live music - The Beaufort Shag Club will be on site giving beginner shag lessons and demonstrations. It's Fun, Food and Music for the whole family! New this year Arts and Crafts Market  Bring the family downtown to enjoy traditional and innovative food choices being offered by our local restaurants.  Sample the many different ‘tastes’ of Beaufort!  From local seafood to international food offerings, you are sure to find a new favorite dish!  Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available.

May 4, 2019  Rosewood Crawfish Festival - Columbia, South Carolina
For lovers of all things Creole, Cajun  & Crawfish. Family fun including live music, pole vaulting, and the Crawdaddy Dash.

May 4, 2019  Low Country Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet
McClellanville, South Carolina
43rd Annual festival.  Surrounding the blessing of the fleet is a day of entertainment for the whole family. Join the celebration which will feature live music, exhibits of interest, displays by area artists, a children's area, food and refreshments.

May 4, 2019  36th Annual Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
Johnston, South Carolina
Coincides with the blooming of peach trees and features a street dance, rides, games, a parade and entertainment.

May 4, 2019  16th Annual Strawberry Festival - Slater, South Carolina
Strawberries are the pick of the crop at this festival with a pancake breakfast, music, food, arts & crafts.

May 5, 2019  The Big Nosh - Columbia, South Carolina
The Big Nosh will celebrate “everything Jewish” including food, entertainment and education. Jewish food court, Israeli dancing, Jewish film and comedy clips, children's activities, discussion groups, artists and crafters and more. Supports Harvest of Hope Food Drive.


May 9-11, 2019
South Carolina Poultry Festival
Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
Enjoy arts and crafts, parade, fireworks, music on five stages, chicken calling and Cook-Cluck-Win-A-Buck contests--much more!

May 12, 2019  MOTHER'S DAY

Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 15, 2019  Celebrity Chef Tour - Charleston, South Carolina
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

May 18, 2019  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Columbia, South Carolina
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

May 18, 2019 - Charleston Beer Garden - Charleston, South Carolina
Kick back in the many beer gardens at Brittlebank Park and enjoy craft brews from 10 breweries, good eats at the food truck rodeo, beer school, cornhole, and great live music all day. 12-8pm.

May 18-19, 2019  38th Annual Blue Crab Festival
Little River, South Carolina
Blue skies, blue water & blue crabs. This is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast.  The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has consistently been awarded the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand by readers of the Sun News newspaper for many years running.  Bring your family & friends to enjoy fresh, local seafood from a waterfront restaurant or get your favorite festival food fix. Enjoy scenic views, live entertainment, and shop for a unique souvenir or gift from a crafter. A kids zone will offer a variety of entertainment & activities.  Attendance: 50,000.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

May 26-28, 2016  Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival
Ware Shoals, South Carolina
Held on the town square with catfish meals, music, dance, arts & crafts, antique car show and a parade.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

May 16, 2015  Rib Burnoff 2015 - Hilton Head, South Carolina
Join us to raise funds for local children's charities, to enjoy some downhome music and to enjoy some of the South's best BBQ.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

May 4-5, 2012  4th Annual Gourmet & Grapes at The Sanctuary
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
A dazzling weekend that combines the culinary talents of the country's leading chefs with an assortment of wines from some of the most respected winemakers in the world. Benefits the Hollings Cancer Center.

May 19, 2012  Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The festival will feature a variety of about 60 different beers from 20 craft breweries and summertime foods from area restaurants. A green event, a percentage of the proceeds will benefit local charities.



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