Top 5 Biggest Fall Festivals Happening in South Carolina This Month


As summer gives way to autumn, South Carolina continues to offer a vibrant array of festivals to look forward to. These events cater to diverse interests, from celebrating okra to indulging in BBQ cook-offs and savoring craft beer.

Here are five notable South Carolina festivals scheduled for September, accompanied by additional details:

  1. Charleston Beer Fest
    • Date: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Location: Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston
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    • Highlights: This annual festival boasts more than 50 breweries, live music, delectable food, games, and activities. Attendees receive a beer tasting mug upon check-in and can purchase additional 14-ounce pours for $5 each. Note that the event is restricted to individuals aged 21 and above.
  2. Columbia’s Greek Festival
    • Date: September 14-17
    • Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1931 Sumter Street, Columbia
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    • Highlights: This beloved annual Greek Festival in Columbia offers four days of Greek cultural immersion. Visitors can enjoy live Greek music indoors and outdoors, savor a variety of Greek cuisines, and partake in presentations on Greek culture, history, and heritage.
  3. Sooie. BBQ Cook-off
    • Date: September 15-16
    • Location: Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 101 E Butler Road, Mauldin, SC
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    • Highlights: The 13th annual Sooie. BBQ Cook-off, produced by the city of Mauldin, showcases the region’s rich heritage through food and music. Over 20 cookers from across the Southeast will compete for the title of best BBQ. Visitors can sample outstanding BBQ offerings and participate in the voting process.
  4. Uniquely Union Festival
    • Date: September 15-16
    • Location: 207 South Herndon Street, Union, SC
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    • Highlights: The 23rd annual Uniquely Union Festival promises two days of family fun, live music, and delicious food. The festival, originally a BBQ cookout, expanded to include live music and various activities in 2013. This year, attendees can enjoy free live music, featuring special guests Mighty Mcfly and Bryce Leatherwood, winner of “The Voice” season 22.
  5. The Irmo Okra Strut
    • Date: September 29-30
    • Location: Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo, SC
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    • Highlights: In its 49th year, the Irmo Okra Strut has become a beloved event for okra enthusiasts and festival-goers alike. In addition to okra tasting, the festival features live bands, a parade, arts and crafts, amusement rides, and a delightful array of festival foods. It typically draws thousands of visitors each year, making it a must-visit South Carolina tradition.