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South CarolinaCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Great southern cooking and cuisine is part of the charm of South Carolina. On a cooking vacation to South Carolina, you’ll delight in the variety and diversity of South Carolina cuisine, from BBQ to Gullah favorites to Charleston’s world-famous she crab soup. The South Carolina traveler will discover and savor one incredible dining experience after another, from little out-of-the-way places and timeless roadside diners to elegant dining rooms and unforgettable oceanfront restaurants. No matter what your tastes, a South Carolina cooking vacation will leave you hungry for more. This is authentic southern cooking at its best!

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Charleston Epicurean Escape
As one of the East Coast’s most picturesque cities, Charleston is best known for its antebellum row houses, beautiful waterfront, southern hospitality and fabulous Lowcountry cuisine. While you’ll find a bounty of epicurean options to explore during this special getaway, what may surprise you is the wealth of culinary talent to be found in this historic port city. Come discover the energy, the refinement and the cuisine of this distinctively southern destination.
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Charleston, South Carolina
High Cotton in Lowcountry
Nestled in the heart of the historic district of Charleston, relax in luxury boutique hotel accommodations. Enjoy the Charleston culinary scene where you'll dine in one of city's most sophisticated restaurants, discover the secrets of Lowcountry cuisine in a hands-on class and taste your way through the historic city in a guided foodie tour.
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Charleston, South Carolina

— South Carolina Cooking Schools —

Classic Caterers and Rent-a-Chef
Charleston 1-877-226-1107 website »
Cooking Classes for families or friends and Team-Building Corporate functions; work collectively as teams bonding in a fun educational, setting. Often we cook a full dinner and then set down and share our creations with friends and family…what I call the “Supper Club”.
Home and Garden Classics
Spartanburg 864-585-3228
Home and Garden Classics is Spartanburg’s only gourmet kitchen shop. Cooking Classes are offered by area chefs throughout the Fall and Spring. We also offer private classes for garden clubs, parties and bridal showers.
McCutchen House
Columbia 803-777-8225
Carolina Cuisine at McCutchen House offers live cooking demonstrations taught by our famous and talented culinary chefs. Each cooking show features a five-course meal prepared in the dining room and served to participants. Wine is included. Participants will receive handouts with recipes and cooking techniques.

Taste What's Happening!

Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest

Hilton Head Island
3/5/2016
Area restaurants/chefs serving up seafood specialties & other tasty cuisine, live entertainment, silent auction, an Iron Chef-style competition.

Wingfest

Hilton Head Island
3/19/2016
Over 15 local vendors compete to take first prize. Try them all and vote for your favorite! Entertainment and Kids Zone are fun for the entire family.

World Grits Festival

St. George
4/8/2016 - 4/10/2016
Annual festival in St. George, The Grits Capitol of the World.

South Carolina Chili Cook-off Championship

Anderson
4/9/2016
Prizes for Red Chili, Chili Verde, Salsa, Peoples Choice and Showmanship.

Shalomfest

Greenville
4/17/2016
Delicious pastries, traditional holiday treats, Israeli dancing, live music and exhibitions of different aspects of Jewish life.

Colleton County Rice Festival

Walterboro
4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Celebrating when rice was king and Colleton County was the throne, with an arts & crafts area, parade, 5K run, and rice cooking contest.

Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival

Mount Pleasant
4/24/2016
Celebrates the historical Mount Pleasant shrimping industry with the ceremonial blessing of the shrimp fleet and a host of other family activities.

South Carolina Strawberry Festival

Fort Mill
5/6/2016 - 5/7/2016
A celebration of spring and all things strawberry!

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston
5/7/2016
Coincides with the blooming of peach trees and features a street dance, rides, games, a parade and entertainment.

Annual Strawberry Festival

Slater
5/7/2016
Strawberries are the pick of the crop at this festival with a pancake breakfast, music, food, arts & crafts.

Beer, Bacon & Music Festival

Hilton Head Island
5/7/2016
The fun of a bacon themed block party mixed with a full scale festival experience.

Annual Blue Crab Festival

Little River
5/14/2016 - 5/15/2016
Blue skies, blue water & blue crabs. This is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast.

Charleston Beer Garden

Charleston
5/14/2016
Kick back in the many beer gardens, enjoy craft brews from 10 breweries, good eats, rodeo, beer school, cornhole, and great live music.

Hillbilly Day

Mountain Rest
7/4/2016
Take a break from the 4th of July routine. We'll cook authentic hickory smoked barbecue for you.

South Carolina Festival of Discovery

Greenwood
7/7/2016 - 7/9/2016
Discover what rural America is all about. The BBQ & Hash Cook-off showcases the traditional art of black kettle hash & the tradition of Carolina BBQ.

South Carolina Peach Festival

Gaffney
7/7/2016 - 7/17/2016
Join us during the peak of the local peach production. Enjoy a peach dessert contest, road races, golf tournament, and a barbecue cook-off.

Pageland Watermelon Festival

Pageland
7/15/2016 - 7/16/2016
Savor the delicious variety of foods as the beautiful wares of the crafters lure you.

Brew at the Zoo

Columbia
8/5/2016
South Carolina's coolest suds sippin' safari returns to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

South Carolina Peanut Party

Pelion
8/12/2016 - 8/13/2016
Enjoy an autumn tradition of the boiling of the peanuts, along with a craft show, exhibits, fabulous food, & the “Peanuts Your Way” tent.

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival

Myrtle Beach
9/2/2016 - 9/3/2016
Live entertainment, art & craft vendors, beer gardens, fireworks and the main attraction is the finger-lickin', lip-smackin' good BBQ.
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