Long ago, Southern families would gather each autumn to celebrate season’s bountiful harvest with feasting, music, games and fun. Today, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission revitalizes that tradition each year at John’s Island’s beautiful Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Celebrate with bluegrass, barbeque, and lots of down-home fun at the 12th Annual Harvest Festival, on Saturday, Nov. 2!
The festival’s barbeque cookoff will return for its second year! Visitors to the festival will be able to sample portions of barbeque prepared by participating local restaurants for $1 each (3-ounce sample), and then vote on their favorite. The Best Barbeque award will be presented to the winning restaurant on site at 4 p.m.
While at the festival, attendees will also enjoy some foot-stompin’ live bluegrass music from five local bluegrass bands. There is plenty to keep the kiddies occupied including hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving, lasso demonstrations, crafts and more.
There will also be plenty of other Southern foods for sale like roasted boiled peanuts, kettle korn, and traditional favorite festival fare! Plus, there will be icy-cold beverages available for purchase. After feasting and dancing, it’s time for a stop at the festival crafters’ market to get a jump on holiday shopping! Enjoy a local farmer’s market on site, as well as equestrian and model airplane demos.
Harvest Festival 2013 takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2 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 CCPRC Gold Pass holders are admitted free.