Celebrating Crafts + Cuisine + Culture

East Main and Caldwell Streets


The festival will excite the senses and highlight the rich diversity of the music, food, people and culture of the state. It is free to the public and everyone can feel a part of the lively festival celebrating SC in the beautiful Old Town Rock Hill. What a fantastic way to spend your Labor Day weekend!

ENTERTAINMENT The festival will come alive with the sounds of SC 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.

Of course there will be plenty of activities for children at the Kidz Zone with inflatables!

LITERARY CORNER  Showcasing some of SC’s own authors including B.K. Amodio, Suzanne Axland (USC Press), Carmela Harmon, Amanda Jones, Vermell Bennett, Linda Darnelle Bowman, Susan Boyer, Jeryl Christmas, Mike Gillmore, Demetria Alexander Grissett, Carolyn Martin, and Judith McLoughlin, Michael Scoggins.

CUISINE Tastes of SC’s regional cuisine representing key areas of the state. Fried fish, barbecue, fried chicken and turkey, sausage gumbo, po’ boy sandwiches, and assorted other Southern specialties are all on the menu along with beer and wine!

OLD TOWN MARKET and other vendors The Old Town Market will be an area at the festival where local farmers will sell their produce and local artisans will be selling their handmade arts & crafts.

Michael Smalls from Hilton Head Island will be showcasing Gullah sweetgrass baskets and Ernest Lee, one of Columbia, SC's most prominent artists, will be displaying and selling his Chicken Man paintings.

To become a vendor or sponsor contact Linda Dyer Hart at (803)802-1678 or dyerhart@hotmail.com.