Gwen Fowler



Check out these great food festivals in April

Posted 3/26/2013 1:19:00 PM

Welcome, warmer temperatures! I can’t wait for dinners on my deck and the first of the season’s fruits and vegetables, especially a bite of a delicious peach.

I also can’t wait for lots of spring festivals, since so many of them celebrate our delicious South Carolina food, including grits, shrimp, rice and barbecue.

Here are a few of the festivals coming up in April:

The sixth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, April 5-6.

Lowcountry Cajun Festival, James Island County Park, April 7.

World Grits Festival, St. George, April 12-14.

Indie Grits Festival, Columbia, April 12-21

S.C. Chili Cookoff Champtionship, Belton, April 13.

S.C. BBQ-Shag Festival, Hemingway, April 18-20.

Wine-Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, Columbia, April 19.

Pork in the Park, Newberry, April 20.

Soft Shell Crab Festival, Port Royal, April 20.

Striped Bass Festival, Manning, April 20.

The Big Nosh Jewish Cultural Festival, Columbia, April 21.

Colleton County Rice Festival, Walterboro, April 26-28.

Lowcountry Fiesta Italiana, Summerville, April 27.

Southern Flame Food and Music Festival, Summerville, April 27.

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, Mount Pleasant, April 28.