SC Strawberry Festival Events

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The Town of Fort Mill is excited to announce its slate of events for the 15th Anniversary of the South Carolina Strawberry Festival schedule, which kicks off Friday, April 12 and will culminate in our festival day on Saturday, May 4, 2024.  

The Town is thrilled to spotlight an amazing array of events this year, including the annual Strawberry Pageants, Strawberry Soiree, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Sprint & Stroll 5K, Strawberry Scavenger Hunt, Strawberry Festival Brunch, Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament, and the traditional Strawberry Festival Day in Walter Elisha Park. Events include: 

-Little Miss Strawberry Pageant: Held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 12 at Nation Ford High School.  

-Teen, Miss, Ms. Strawberry Pageant: Held at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at Nation Ford High School. 

-Strawberry Soiree: Fort Mill History Museum presents this third annual fundraising event on Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring a Strawberry Festival Poster Exhibit, music, food, a silent auction and more. 

-Strawberry Jam: Hosted by Fort Mill Economic Partners on Friday, April 26 from 5-9 p.m., this event on Main Street in downtown Fort Mill features live music, vendors, food trucks and more. 

-Strawberry Sprint and Stroll 5K and Fun Run: Hosted by Fort Mill Economic Partners, the 5K race begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 27 on Main Street, followed by the 1-mile fun run and a Runner’s Village with merchants, food truck, kids zone and more. 

-Strawberry Scavenger Hunt: Fort Mill History Museum hosts a hunt through Downtown Fort Mill on Saturday, April 27, with a chance to win prizes. 

-Strawberry Festival Brunch: Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Gateway Canteen serves a delicious strawberry themed brunch.

-Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament: The annual captain’s choice golf tournament will be held at Springfield Golf Club on Tuesday, April 30. There will be a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. 

-South Carolina Strawberry Festival: Our 15th anniversary festival returns to Walter Elisha Park and the Town’s Amphitheater on Saturday, May 4. The one-day event will feature a wide variety of live music, food trucks, craft vendors, businesses, contests, a kid zone, rides, a cornhole tournament, a car show and more!

See below for a gallery of photos from the 2023  festival and check out the full details for all of the 2024 events on our festival website!

About the SCSF

The South Carolina Strawberry Festival began in 2009 and is hosted by the Town of Fort Mill annually on the first Saturday in May. The event is held in Walter Elisha Park, 345 N. White Street, and features the beautiful Fort Mill Amphitheater.

The South Carolina Strawberry Festival features great music, children’s entertainment, strawberry-themed eating contests, food, vendors, rides, fireworks, strawberries and so much more!

Preceding the annual festival in the park are a number of community events including the Little Miss, Teen, Miss and Mrs. Strawberry Pageants, the Strawberry Sprint & Stroll 5K & Jam, Strawberry Scavenger Hunt, Strawberry Soiree’, Strawberry Festival Brunch and the Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament.

The South Carolina Strawberry Festival showcases our beautiful Historic Fort Mill and provides an avenue where residents, friends and visitors come together in a fun, safe, and family-friendly environment. The festival seeks to encourage economic development, enhance quality of life and foster community pride and engagement.