Celebrate fall with a great tasting festival!
Posted 9/19/2011 1:37:00 PM
Fall in South Carolina means it’s time to celebrate great foods like shrimp, catfish, barbecue and okra.
Here are some food festivals coming up:
Sept. 23-24: Anne Springs Close Greenway Barbecue and Bluegrass
, Fort Mill
An “Anything Butt” cook off is the highlight of the festival on Friday, with barbecue teams cooking for the judges and the public on Saturday.
Sept. 23-24: Irmo Okra Strut
Sept. 24: Irish Italian International Festival
, North Myrtle Beach
While restaurants compete for Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert, festival-goers can vie to see who makes the best spaghetti sauce.
Sept. 24: Italian Heritage Festival
, Hilton Head
In addition to area restaurants serving their specialties, there will be a pasta-eating contest and an “I Love Lucy”-style grape-stomping contest.
Sept. 24: Edisto Shrimp Fest
Sept. 25: Viva La Vista
About 25 restaurants will be offering samples of their food during this fourth annual festival in the Congaree Vista.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Friday night will feature restaurant booths and music by Deas Guyz. On Saturday, 15 local restaurants will be serving wild-caught shrimp. Restaurants will prepare shrimp dishes for competition, and there’s a shrimp-heading competition.
Oct. 1: Newberry Oktoberfest
Do you make great liver nips? Enter the cooking competition at Newberry Oktoberfest. Local restaurants and other local vendors will be in two food courts.
Oct. 2: Latin American Festival
, North Charleston