Join Charleston County Parks & Recreation for a celebration of all the things we love about autumn in the South! The 18th annual Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Johns Island County Park.
The Harvest Festival is known for its foot-stompin’ showcase of Charleston’s own bluegrass talent. Performing throughout the day will be five bluegrass bands. This year’s lineup will feature entertainment from local performers Blue Plantation, Gravel Road, YeeHaw Junction, Marshgrass Mamas, and Red Cedar Review.
No Harvest Festival is complete without a feast! Plenty of food will be available for purchase, including Southern barbecue, roasted and boiled peanuts, kettle korn, and traditional favorite festival fare, plus cold beverages. Festival-goers are also encouraged to stop by the crafters’ market, which features a variety of hand-made items that make perfect holiday gifts.
Families will find plenty to keep the kids occupied including hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving and more. This year’s Harvest Festival will also feature a youth Archery Turkey Day Shoot! Turkeys will not be harmed in this competition, but the winning archer will take home a frozen turkey. The showdown is open to ages 8-17, and turkeys will be awarded to the male and female competitor with the highest score. Interested youth competitors can sign up at the event, or just try out the sport for fun from 1-5 p.m. All activities are free with the festival admission fee.
Harvest Festival 2019 is held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johns Island County Park. Admission is $8 per person. Kids 12 and under and Gold Pass holders are admitted free. Food and beverages available for additional fees. For more information, call 843-795-4386, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or download Charleston County Parks’ mobile app. This event is brought to you by Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
12pm: Blue Plantation
1pm: Gravel Road
2pm: YeeHaw Junction
3pm: Marshgrass Mamas
4pm: Red Cedar Review
(Image credit: CVB website)