Colleton County Rice Festival

Don’t miss the
fun this year!

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Colleton County Rice Festival

and events
for all ages!

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Colleton County Rice Festival

Friday the 24th
at 8:45!

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Colleton County Rice Festival

Plane Jane performing
at the Rice Festival
Kickoff Dance
Saturday, April 18th 8pm

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Colleton County Rice Festival

Palmetto Dock Dog
April 24 and 25, 2015

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Colleton County Rice Festival

Gal Friday Band
Friday, April 24th 6pm

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Colleton County Rice Festival

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all of our sponsors
this year!

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Applications and Forms


April 18-26, 2015

Pageant Application

This application is for Miss Colleton County Rice Festival and Miss Colleton County Rice Festival Teen.
Deadline is March 22, 2015.

Rice Run

Race day registration 6:30 am till start April 25, 2015

Celebrating the 40th Annual Colleton County Rice Festival!

The Colleton County Rice Festival in Walterboro, South Carolina is an annual event featuring arts and crafts, food, fireworks, music and other entertainment.

Since it first arrived in 1685, rice helped create enormous wealth for the Lowcountry, and Colleton County was perfect for growing it. During the annual Rice Festival we celebrate the heritage of rice in this community and the beauty of the people and land that continue to bless this great country.

Come enjoy a fun-filled week of family activities in the warm Carolina sun. The Rice Festival has all the elements that make it fun for the entire family. Central to the festival is an arts and crafts area with a wide array of handcrafted items. The queen of the Rice Festival is crowned in a special pageant and she takes her rightful place of honor in the Rice Festival Parade as it meanders through downtown as a kickoff event to the festival. A 5K run, rated one of the top races in South Carolina, is another signature event for the festival. And what Carolina Festival is complete without a food court? Sprinkle in activities such as fireworks, music and other entertainment, and you’ve got an event sure to please the entire family.

Explore the streets of our county seat and experience a full schedule of family activities. Come see why Walterboro is the front porch of the Lowcountry.

Start your visit to the Rice Festival at the Welcome Center located just off I-95 at exit 53. There you will find plenty of tips about what to see and do before, during, and after the Rice Festival.

April 18 – 26, 2015