Living in the South, we have the luxury of having so many fresh fruit and vegetable farms right at our fingertips. These farms usually have u-pick events, but this one spot in South Carolina has one week dedicated just to strawberries and it only comes around once a year. This festival in South Carolina will be back in May and you better get your sweet tooth ready.
The actual festival is happening on May 2, but events will be going on all week beginning on April 25.
If you can't make it to any of the weekday events, you need to make time for Saturday's festival because you'll have major FOMO if you don't.
Throughout the week there will be a 5K, a beauty pageant, a golf tournament, and even a car show. Prices haven't been announced yet for these events, but the festival on May 2 is completely free.
All you have to pay is $5 for parking. Oh, and you might want to purchase some collectible souvenirs at the festival.
Last year, the festival went on from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., so if the same goes for this year, you'll have plenty of time to stuff your face with strawberry treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There are even eating contests which include strawberry ice cream, strawberry cupcake, and hot wings. If you feel like you're up for the challenge, this is just for you.
There will be vendors selling fresh strawberries, strawberry ice cream, strawberry pie, and food from local and regional spots.
While you chow down and get into a sugar coma, you can walk around to the different arts and craft booths and maybe find something to put in your home.
There will be live music all day long. Last year, they booked a Bon Jovi cover band, so there's high hopes for this year's headliner.
South Carolina Strawberry Festival
Price: Free ($5 for parking)
When: April 25 - May 2
Address: 345 N. White St., Fort Mill, SC
Why You Need To Go: This week will be filled with everything strawberry and the festival will be even more packed with strawberry treats.