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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!

Columbia's Greek Festival

9/18/2014 - 9/21/2014
Visit Columbia for live Greek music, a variety of delicious Greek foods and presentations on Greek culture, history and heritage.


9/18/2014 - 9/21/2014
This popular event includes tasting events, cooking demos, local & international wine seminars, celebrity chefs, & master sommeliers.

Annual Viva La Vista Festival

Celebrate the fall with live music, beverages and a taste of The Vista's most popular restaurants.

Taste of Charleston

9/26/2014 - 9/28/2014
Historic Boone Hall Plantation is turned into culinary enchantment! Sample the Lowcountry’s favorite restaurants, beer & wine, & live entertainment.

Irmo Okra Strut Festival

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014
Okra Strut Parade, okra eating contest, a street dance, arts, crafts, rides, entertainment, and amusements, petting zoo, and plenty of food.

Irish Italian International Festival

North Myrtle Beach
Enjoy local restaurants, live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance all surrounding an Irish Italian theme.

Gaston Collard and Barbeque Festival

10/3/2014 - 10/4/2014
Come join the fun at the Gaston Collard and Barbeque Festival.  Free rides, vendors, exhibitors, crafters, entertainment, auction and lots more!

Squealin' on the Square

10/3/2014 - 10/4/2014
KCBS State Championship BBQ Cook Off, live entertainment, Little River Bridge run/walk, wine tasting, arts, Great American Bake Sale.

Little River ShrimpFest

Little River
10/11/2014 - 10/12/2014
Entertainment includes arts and crafts vendors, live music all day and a famous Shrimp Cookoff.

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

10/12/2014 - 10/19/2014
Local seafood, Low Country cuisine, rich history, great art & Southern hospitality in Bluffton, known for its art community & natural river beauty.

Loris Bog-Off Festival

Enjoy chicken bog is a special pilaf dish, plus craft, retail, and food vendors, chicken bog cooking contest, live music, fireworks, and much more.

Pecan Festival

Run Like A Nut races, half-marathon & fun walk, cook-off, kids' fun zone, vendors, arts & crafts.

Music To Your Mouth Festival

Palmetto Bluff
11/18/2014 - 11/23/2014
The Finest Nibbles and Nectars to Ever Tickle A Taste Bud.

World Beer Festival - Columbia

Sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Mount Pleasant
Highlights include the legendary Oyster Shucking & Oyster Eating Contests, wine & beers, & a variety of local restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste.

World Grits Festival

St. George
4/10/2015 - 4/12/2015
Annual festival in St. George, The Grits Capitol of the World.

Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival

Mount Pleasant
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
5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015
A celebration of spring and all things strawberry!

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Coincides with the blooming of peach trees and features a street dance, rides, games, a parade and entertainment.

Annual Strawberry Festival

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