“Experience South Carolina Fest” will excite the senses & highlight the rich diversity of the music, food, people and the culture of South Carolina. The festival will come alive with the sounds of South Carolina from the beach music that will evoke a summer night’s shagging at the beach to R&B representing the region. Confirmed entertainment at the festival will include Plair All Stars and Front Line. In addition, you can enjoy the tastes of South Carolina’s regional cuisine representing key areas of the state. Fried fish, barbecue, fried chicken and turkey, sausage gumbo, po’ boy sandwiches, fried pickles, cornbread, peach cobbler, red velvet cake and assorted other Southern specialties are all on the menu along with beer and wine.
Local farmers will sell their produce and local artisans will be sell their handmade art & crafts at the Old Town Market.
Ernest Lee, one of Columbia’s most prominent artists, will be displaying and selling his Chicken Man paintings and Michael Smalls will showcase his Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets.
The festival will also feature a Literary Corner to showcase some of South Carolina authors including: B.K Amodio, Carmela Harmon, Amanda Jones, Vermell Bennett, Susan Boyer, Jeryl Christmas, Cindy Cipriano, Mike Gillmore , Demetria Alexander Grissett, USC Press, Judith McLoughlin, Jerlean Noble, and Michael Scoggins.
And of course there will be plenty of activities for children at the Kidz Zone with inflatables.