The Palmetto State is full of coasts, mountains, plains and smiling faces, and has much to attract many visitors throughout the year. South Carolina also boasts a huge number of festivals, with something for everyone who might fancy finding something fun!
The Southern 500 is a speed freak’s dream, and holds the roaring reputation of being one of NASCAR’s very best challenges. The twists and turns make this one of the most exciting races in the world, so it’s a great place to feel the chills and thrills of the sport at its peak. The event also includes other entertainment and attractions, including car shows, driver appearances, food and more. Whether you’re new to NASCAR or you have plenty of miles on your clock, it’s sure to get your heart racing – rev up your engine and get yourself involved! Myrtle Beach Bike Week is another exciting event for speed demons, with 10 days of motorbike mayhem and hundreds of thousands of biking fanatics.
Artisphere is one of the best and most prestigious fine art events in the entire USA, and offers and exhibits the work of almost 150 artists, with painting, sculpture, pottery, glasswork, woodwork, metalwork, print work and more. Attendees can watch artists creating their work and attend classes in which top professionals teach some of their top tricks and tips of the trade. There is also a demonstration row, with many exhibitions and unique pieces of art, in addition to food, music, kids’ activities, artist discussions, craft beer and more.
Fall For Greenville is a foodie’s paradise, and is one of the biggest free food festivals in the states. The event includes culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, restaurant competitions and dozens of great restaurants and food stalls, with plenty of delicious delights to try and buy. If the samples don’t fill you, the menus will! The food offerings are diverse and plentiful, with tantalising treats from every corner of the globe, including Mexican, BBQ, Italian, Jamaican, Indian, Japanese and more. The event also includes live entertainment, with dozens of musicians over the entire three days. Bust your belly and fill your ears!
Other events in the state include plenty more weird and wonderful offerings, with arts, crafts, hot air balloons, dance, theatre, cultural events, flowers, races, sailing and more. If you can’t find something to tickle your fancy here, you won’t find it anywhere!