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South Carolina Summer Festivals Information

Summer means old fashioned festival time in South Carolina. A number of the state’s small towns host events during the summer highlighting peaches, watermelon, barbecue, and the blues. There are always plenty of activities to entertain everyone in the family. Here are some of the most popular festivals to visit this summer.

The South Carolina Peach Festival celebrates one of the state’s most important agricultural products. The 2013 festival will take place July 11-20 in Gaffney. A variety of special activities are scheduled over two weekends. Attendees will enjoy a parade, arts and crafts, road races, carnival rides, a golf tournament, a mud sling, and plenty of live musical entertainment. A highlight of the festival is the opportunity to sample great barbecue at the “Wing Ding” as well as a selection of delicious peach desserts.

Lexington County also hosts a long running peach festival. The 55th Lexington County Peach Festival is scheduled to take place on July 4 in the town of Gilbert. Festival activities will include a parade, an antique car and tractor show, arts and crafts, a Revolutionary War reenactment, live music all day, and a peach recipe contest. Attendees can enjoy peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach sundaes, and peach tea. The festival concludes with a large Independence Day fireworks display at 10pm

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