[JOHNS ISLAND, SC] – Charleston County Parks invites the Lowcountry to a traditional fall festival! Join in on this harvest celebration complete with bluegrass, barbecue, and lots of down-home family fun. The 15th Annual Harvest Festival will take place at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The highlight of the Harvest Festival is foot-stompin’ live bluegrass music from five local bluegrass bands performing throughout the day! The event is known as a premier showcase of Charleston’s own bluegrass talent. This year’s musical lineup will feature Roger Bellow and the Drifting Troubadours, Blue Plantation, Yeehaw Junction, The Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band, and Boss Hawg – all talented Charleston-area bluegrass groups.
No Harvest Festival is complete without a feast! There will be plenty of foods for sale like Southern barbecue, roasted and boiled peanuts, kettle korn, and traditional favorite festival fare, plus cold beverages. After feasting and dancing, festival-goers are invited to stop by the crafters’ market to get a jump on holiday shopping.
Harvest Festival is a very family-friendly event with plenty to keep the kiddies occupied including hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving, and equestrian demonstrations. New this year is the youth Archery Turkey Day Shoot! While turkeys will not be harmed in this competition, the winner will take home a frozen turkey. The friendly target-shooting showdown is open to ages 8-17, and turkeys will be awarded to the male and female competitor with the highest score. Ages 8-17 can also try out the sport during an open archery range. The archery range and competition will be open from 12 – 5 p.m. at the festival, and interested competitors can sign up at the event. All activities are free with the festival admission fee.
As part of the festival, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center offers the Harvest Festival Weekend Trail Ride for horse owners on Nov. 4-6. Equestrians are invited to bring camping gear and supplies for two nights of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of beautiful, wooded trails at Mullet Hall. For details or to register, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
Harvest Festival 2016 is held Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island. 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 and Charleston County Parks.