The smells, the sights, the flavors - food festivals are a multi-sensory experience we can't get enough of in the Palmetto State. From mudbugs and shellfish to mindblowing smoked meat, South Carolinians are famous for celebrating their favorite delicacies from land and sea.
Whether you lean toward "surf," "turf" - or both - this lineup of food festivals delivers big on fun and local flavor.
South Carolina waters are brimming with delicious coastal flavors. Freshwater catches, briny oysters, succulent shrimp and other sea-to-table gifts from local waters will hook you at first bite when you indulge at one of these festivals:
In South Carolina, barbecue is a noun that refers to tender, tantalizing pork slow-cooked in huge smokers, then typically slathered in one of four sauces: vinegar-based, light tomato-based, heavy tomato-based and mustard-based.
Celebrate a time-honored tradition at these barbecue-centric festivals: