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List of Festivals:
Name Of Event Function/Activities Information
Chapin Labor Day Festival

This family-friendly event features a 5K Run/Walk at Crooked Creek Park on Saturday, date TBA, benefitting Meals on Wheels. On Labor Day, come early for the big parade and stay for a full-day of activities on historic Beaufort and Clark Streets, featuring arts and crafts, barbecue, a Chapin Idol talent show, antique car show and the Smile Band. Chapin Library's book sale at the Alternative Academy also follows the parade.

For more information, go to:

Chapin SC

or call 803-345-2444.

Congaree Bluegrass Festival

This festival is held the first Saturday of October each year at Granby Gardens Park located in the City Hall Complex at 1800 12th Street, Cayce. This free festival features bluegrass performances along with free tours of the Cayce Historical Museum and youth-oriented activities. The event is held rain or shine and is tobacco and alcohol free. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good or a non-perishable food item for God’s Helping Hands and Harvest Hope Food Bank.



Gaston Collard Festival

This is a family festival with a live auction, parade, beauty pageants, festival rides and games, live entertainment, crafters, vendors and exhibitors, a cake decorating contest, a cookie decorating contest, and a photography contest. But best of all is our famous collards!! No alcohol is allowed on the festival grounds. This is a clean family festival for all to enjoy!


131 N Carlisle ST
Gaston Civic Center 
Gaston, SC 29053 
Phone: (803) 796-7725

Fax: (803) 739-5793

Irmo Okra Strut

Today the festival is managed by a board of commissioners appointed by the Irmo Town Council and we are proud to say, "we are the nation's original celebration of Okra." The festival is now a two-day event featuring a street dance, parade, arts and crafts, rides and amusements, petting zoo, and lots of festival food.  Attendance for the celebration is estimated at 55,000 annually. Money raised by the festival is put back into the community through civic and school organizations, scholarships and improvements of public areas.


For more information, go to :

Okra Strut


Lexington County Peach Festival

The Lexington County Peach Festival is an all-day celebration held on July 4th, at the Gilbert Community Park in Gilbert, SC. The festival is recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious events of its kind in the Southeast United States. 


For more information, go to: 
Lexington County Peach Festival
Pelion Peanut Festival

Farmers in Pelion, a mere 20 miles or so from Columbia, have been producing and harvesting peanuts for years. It has long been an autumn tradition for the townspeople to gather for the annual boiling of the peanuts. Today, members of the Pelion Ruritan Club continue the tradition at the annual Pelion Peanut Party. The Ruritans use a secret recipe for boiling the peanuts; however, they are more than happy to share the final product with festival-goers. The festival features the Princess Pageant, a craft show, parade, exhibits, fabulous festival food, the "Peanut's Your Way" tent and amusement rides for all.


For more information, go to:

Discover South Carolina

SC Poultry Festival

Enjoy family entertainment and fun with a parade, five stages of live entertainment, contests, crafts, a street dance, fireworks, amusement rides, volleyball tournament and road race.




Tartan Day Festival

The Highland Games are held at the Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway in Cayce.  The games are a part of a much larger Celtic Celebration labeled Tartan Day South.  The Festival promises patrons the opportunity to enjoy true Irish and Scottish culture just five minutes from the Statehouse and Downtown Columbia.

For more information, go to:

Tartan Day South