Monday, September 10, 2007

Okra Strut set for September 28th and 29th

Okra Strut set for September 28th and 29th

You could complete an entire study of Southern delicacies by hopscotching the food festivals that sprout across South Carolina each year.

There's the boiled peanuts in Pelion, shrimp in Beaufort, peaches in Gaffney and watermelon in Pageland, but for crowd size, it's hard to beat the fall Okra Strut in Irmo.
It's a homage to the fuzzy, slimy green pod vegetable.

It started in 1973, and by 1980, the festival had grown enough to pay for a town library for Irmo.

Over three and a half decades, the Okra Strut has grown and now draws an estimated 50-thousand people to the suburb northwest of the state capital.

This year's festival is set for September 28th and 29th.


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