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South Carolina Culinary Travel

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
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
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!

Ridge Peach Festival

Featuring home canned peach preserves, jams, and jellies, along with your favorite peach desserts and ice cream are all waiting for you
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Lexington County Peach Festival

Celebrate the USA with the queen of fruits, the peach. With a parade, peach recipe contest, & music, the Peach Festival will put a smile on your face!
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Hillbilly Day

Mountain Rest
Take a break from the 4th of July routine. We'll cook authentic hickory smoked barbecue for you.
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South Carolina Festival of Discovery

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.
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South Carolina Peach Festival

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.
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May River Shrimp Festival

7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
This event will feature local shrimp, food from area restaurants, live music, a craft beer garden, shrimp boat tours and a shrimp heading contest.
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Pageland Watermelon Festival

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

South Carolina's coolest suds sippin' safari returns to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
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South Carolina Peanut Party

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.
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South Carolina Reggae, Jerk & Wine Festival

Our fundraising event combines jerk -- a method of cooking and a spice -- and reggae music, accompanied by fine wines.
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Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

Myrtle Beach
9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016
Coastal Uncorked is the signature event for the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association & romotes the culinary side of the hospitality industry.
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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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South Carolina Apple Festival

9/6/2016 - 9/10/2016
The festival features a parade, Karaoke competition, clogging expos, crafts, and wonderful food that will tempt the strongest of wills.
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Charleston Restaurant Week

9/7/2016 - 9/18/2016
Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price.
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Fiddle 'n Pig Shindig

Fort Mill
There’s music in the air and BBQ on your plate!
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Columbia's Greek Festival

9/22/2016 - 9/25/2016
Visit Columbia for live Greek music, a variety of delicious Greek foods and presentations on Greek culture, history and heritage.
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9/22/2016 - 9/25/2016
This popular event includes tasting events, cooking demos, local & international wine seminars, celebrity chefs, & master sommeliers.
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Taste of Charleston

9/23/2016 - 9/25/2016
Historic Boone Hall Plantation is turned into culinary enchantment! Sample the Lowcountry’s favorite restaurants, beer & wine, & live entertainment.
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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.
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Squealin' on the Square

9/30/2016 - 10/1/2016
KCBS State Championship BBQ Cook Off, live entertainment, Little River Bridge run/walk, wine tasting, arts, Great American Bake Sale.
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