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Festivals

It’s the annual spring celebration of all things strawberry, just over the Isle of Palms Connector in Mount Pleasant.  The Strawberry Festival features fresh-from-the-field deliciousness and family-friendly activities, put on by the good folks at Boone Hall Plantation.  

It started in 1997 and has grown into what is now one of South Carolina’s largest spring festivals. 

Each year Boone Hall, a working farm, plants a dozen or so acres with 135,000 strawberry plants.  They also host a Family Festival full of fun outdoor activities, spread out over 20 acres. 

Check out the lineup:

  • Acrobatic dogs of TV’s "K-9's In Flight;"
  • All American Petting Zoo, and pony rides;
  • Pig races;
  • Live music;
  • Giant inflatables;
  • Largest jump pillows in the state of South Carolina;
  • A three-story slide tower;
  • Interactive games by SCDA, and lots of vendors;
  • Playground fun, costumed characters;
  • Two pie-eating contests;
  • The Miss Berry Princess Contest for the girls;
  • The Mr. John Deere Contest for the boys;
  • Plenty of carnival rides in three categories – thrill rides, family rides, and kiddie rides;
  • Rides include: Free Fall, Orbiter, Polar Express, Sky Fall, Vertigo, Elephants, Firestorm, Starship, Rainbow Rock, Frog Hopper, Merry Go Round, Motorcycles, Quads, VW, Waverunner, Rock ‘n Tug and Speedway;
  • Tractor rides to the Strawberry U-pick Fields.

You can pick your own berries at the Strawberry U-Pick Fields Friday through Sunday during the festival and bring them back as a tasty souvenir of your day ($2.49/lb.)  Admission to the festival itself is $12 for ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 2-11.  Children 1 and under admitted free with an accompanying adult.  Festival ride tickets are sold separately.  Parking is free.

To get to the Strawberry Festival, just cross the IOP Connector into Mount Pleasant, then take 17 North.  It’s up a short ways on your left, at 2434 N. Hwy. 17.  (Note: for the Strawberry Festival you’ll enter from Highway 17, not the main entrance to Boone Hall Plantation, which is located on Long Point Road.)