Don’t miss the
fun this year!

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Taste of Walterboro
April 21 at 6pm

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and events
for all ages!

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

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Duck Dogs

Palmetto Dock Dog
April 24 and 25, 2015

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Gal Friday Band
Friday, April 24th 6pm

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Chad Gainey
Chain Saw

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Rice Festival

Friday the 24th
at 8:45!

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Rice Festival

Special thanks to
all of our sponsors
this year!

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Major Sponsors

2015 Taste of Walterboro Sponsors

Donald J. Holmes, CPA | Walterboro Motor Sales | Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, P.A. | Lowcountry Pest Control | Bank of Walterboro
Michael C. McEniry, DMD | Enterprise Bank of SC | American Forest Management | J.H. Hiers Construction, LLC | Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce
Lucas Electric Company, Inc | The Colletonian | C.T. Lowndes and Company | State Farm Insurance, Les P. Jordan | The Steadman Agency | Palmetto Rural Telephone Company
Samuel M . Hazel, DMD and P. Spencer Witkin, DMD., LLC | Edisto Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Corbett Building Supply Company | Colleton Family Medicine
Coastal Carolina Surgical Specialists | Ackerman Landscape & Irrigation, Inc. | Griffin Jewelry | Palmetto Parcel

Friends of Festival

Kesia L. Brown Insurance Agency Inc. State Farm | Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce | Bob and Kathie Smith

Cornhole Tournament Sponsors

Agape Hospice | Parks Auto Parts | Always Money

Rice Run

Palmetto Rural Telephone Company | Edisto Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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.

Photos by Jeff Musgrave

Countdown to the Rice Festival

Applications and Forms

FULL CAPACITY: We are no longer accepting applications for food vendors, sales, information, and arts & crafts.


April 18-26, 2015

Event Schedule

Download and print the complete guide to the 2015 Rice Festival

Rice Run

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

April 18 – 26, 2015