The Colleton County Rice Festival Committee held a special meeting on March 17th to discuss plans for rescheduling the annual festival, following a decision made on Monday by the City of Walterboro to postpone all upcoming events.
The 45th annual Colleton County Rice Festival will now be held on October 2-3, 2020.
Following are details on each event:
The Rice Festival Miss and Master Beauty Pageant will be rescheduled. Tentative date is early August. Official date TBA.
The Taste of Walterboro will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Tickets already purchased for this event will remain valid.
Tour de Lowcountry will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Participants who are currently registered will automatically be moved to the new event date. If current participants are unable accommodate this change they may choose to transfer their registration to the 2021 event or receive a refund.
The Rice Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Participants who are currently registered will automatically be moved to the new event date. If current participants are unable accommodate this change they may choose to transfer their registration to the 2021 event or receive a refund.
The Car Show, Parade, Cornhole Tournament and Dog Show will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Food, information, sales, arts & craft vendors who have already paid for their spots will be contacted by Rice Festival directors within the next 1-2 weeks.
The pre-order deadline for Rice Festival T-shirts has been extended to August 1, 2020. Businesses who have already placed an order will have their shirts delivered in September. Order forms are available for download at RiceFestival.org.
Our office is located within the Chamber of Commerce, which has been closed to visitors until further notice. You may reach us by phone, 843-549-1079 or through our Facebook page with any questions you may have. Please understand that we are receiving a large volume of calls, messages and comments, and we are doing our very best to respond to everyone in a timely manner. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through the details over the next several weeks.
Please like our Facebook page and visit our website to keep up with the latest updates on our event.
Taste of Walterboro Sponsors
Donald J. Holmes, CPA | Bank of Walterboro Enterprise Bank of SC | American Forest Management | J.H. Hiers Construction, LLC | Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce | Lucas Electric Company, Inc | The Colletonian | Lowcountry Surgical Associates | Sparkle Dé’cor and Design | Palmetto Rural Telephone Company | Edisto Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Coastal Carolina Surgical Specialists
Friends of Festival
Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce
Cornhole Tournament Sponsors
Adult Tournament: Noelle Berry
Kids Tournament: Ivanhoe Family Cinemas
Rice Run Sponsors
Palmetto Rural Telephone Company | Burger King/Cook Enterprises III, Inc | Colleton Medical Center | MAKO Medical
The 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.