Lots Going On This Weekend

and a new menu at the Post House.

April is a special time in the SC Lowcountry. Get Outside!

Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet

The 29th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!

Colleton County Rice Festival

The Colleton County Rice Festival in Walterboro, South Carolina is an annual event featuring arts and crafts, food, fireworks, music and other entertainment.

Since it first arrived in 1685, rice helped create enormous wealth for the Lowcountry, and Colleton County was perfect for growing it. During the annual Rice Festival we celebrate the heritage of rice in this community and the beauty of the people and land that continue to bless this great country.

Come enjoy a fun-filled week of family activities in the warm Carolina sun. The Rice Festival has all the elements that make it fun for the entire family. Central to the festival is an arts and crafts area with a wide array of handcrafted items. The queen of the Rice Festival is crowned in a special pageant and she takes her rightful place of honor in the Rice Festival Parade as it meanders through downtown as a kickoff event to the festival. A 5K run, rated one of the top races in South Carolina, is another signature event for the festival. And what Carolina Festival is complete without a food court? Sprinkle in activities such as fireworks, music and other entertainment, and you’ve got an event sure to please the entire family.

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival has grown to become one of the premiere special events held in the South Carolina Lowcountry each spring. The event combines wholesome family fun on the farm with over 35 exciting thrill rides, attractions, and festival type activities.

It’s HUGE!

Lowcountry Local First Chef’s Potluck

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If you’re a passionate eater of local, seasonal Certified SC Foods, the annual Chef’s Potluck out at Middleton Place is a must! 2016 Chef’s Potluck restaurants include:
Caviar & Bananas, CRU Cafe and Catering, Cypress / Artisan Meat Share, The Drawing Room, Edmund’s Oast, EVO Pizzeria, FIG / The Ordinary, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, High Cotton, The Macintosh / Oak Steakhouse, Middleton Place Restaurant, Monza / Closed for Business, Poogan’s Porch, Ted’s Butcherblock, Two Boroughs Larder.

2016 Chef’s Potluck participating farmers / purveyors include:
Abundant Seafood, Altman Ranch, Bull’s Bay Saltworks, Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse, Clammer Dave, Compost in My Shoe, Cordray Farms, Darling Farm, Geechie Boy Mill, Green Grocer, Gruber Farm, Hickory Bluff Berry Farm, Holy City Farms, Jeremiah Farm & Goat Dairy, Joseph Fields Farm, Keegan-Filion Farm, Limehouse Produce, Lowcountry Creamery, Lowland Farms, Middleton Place Organic Farm, Murray Heirlooms, Olinda Olives and Olive Oil, Rooting Down Farms, Rosebank Farms, Spade and Clover Gardens, St. Jude Farms, Sweetbay Produce and Nursery, Wildhaven Farm, Wishbone Heritage Farms.

About Chef Forrest Parker

A devoted evangelist of all things South Carolina, Chef Forrest Parker is a long time licensed tour guide for the City of Charleston and was named a 2016 SC Chef Ambassador by Governor Nikki Haley. More to come...
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