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April 25-May 2, 2020
South Carolina Strawberry Festival
Fort Mill, South Carolina


May 1, 2020
School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 2, 2020 - 37th 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 2, 2020  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 2, 2020  Low Country Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet
McClellanville, South Carolina
44th 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 2, 2020  17th 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 7-9, 2020  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 10, 2020  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 16-17, 2020  39th 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.

May 23, 2020  Charleston Beer Garden - Charleston, South Carolina
Kick back in the many beer gardens at Riverfront 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.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

May 13-17, 2021 - National Association of Flour Distributors Annual Convention - Hilton Head, South Carolina
The NAFD sponsors an all-industry forum addressing strategic issues impacting the  flour distribution supply chain. In addition to manufacturer and distributor decision  makers, senior-level ingredient suppliers participate in the NAFD four-day meeting.  The program is designed with an intensive educational agenda to assist members in  improving their bottom lines. This conference is an excellent opportunity to network  with key customers, potential customers and other flour industry colleagues.

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

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 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 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'.


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.



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