The Town of Fort Mill has unveiled its lineup of events for the 15th Anniversary of the S.C. Strawberry Festival.

Beginning on Friday, April 12, the festivities will reach their zenith on Saturday, May 4, with a spectacular festival day.

Festival officials say this year promises an exhilarating array of activities, highlighting the essence of community spirit and celebration. From the cherished Strawberry Pageants to the delightful Strawberry Soiree, and from the invigorating Strawberry Sprint & Stroll 5K to the engaging Strawberry Scavenger Hunt, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The schedule of events includes:

Little Miss Strawberry Pageant: Taking place on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m., the enchanting event will be held at Nation Ford High School.

Teen, Miss, Ms. Strawberry Pageant: Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m., hosted at Nation Ford High School.

Strawberry Soiree: Join the Fort Mill History Museum for its third annual fundraising extravaganza on Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. This elegant affair will feature a Strawberry Festival Poster Exhibit, music, delectable cuisine, a silent auction, and more.

Strawberry Jam: Presented by Fort Mill Economic Partners, this lively gathering on Main Street in downtown Fort Mill will take place on Friday, April 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. Expect live music, vendors, food trucks, and an atmosphere brimming with festivity.

Strawberry Sprint and Stroll 5K and Fun Run: Hosted by Fort Mill Economic Partners, the action-packed 5K race kicks off on Main Street at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Following this, the 1-mile fun run will take place, accompanied by a vibrant Runner’s Village featuring merchants, food trucks, and a kids zone.

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Strawberry Scavenger Hunt: Embark on an exciting adventure through Downtown Fort Mill on Saturday, April 27, with the chance to win exciting prizes, courtesy of the Fort Mill History Museum.

Strawberry Festival Brunch: Indulge in a delectable strawberry-themed brunch on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Anne Springs Close Greenway’s Gateway Canteen.

Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament: Swing into action at the annual captain’s choice golf tournament, teeing off at Springfield Golf Club on Tuesday, April 30, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

South Carolina Strawberry Festival: The highly anticipated 15th anniversary festival returns to Walter Elisha Park and the Town’s Amphitheater on Saturday, May 4. This exhilarating one-day extravaganza will feature an eclectic mix of live music, tantalizing food trucks, artisan vendors, engaging contests, a kid zone, thrilling rides, a cornhole tournament, a car show, and much more.

Here is a list of performances scheduled for the festival amphitheater stage on May 4:

Stay tuned to the SC Strawberry Festival website (www.SCStrawberryFestival.com) and social media channels for the latest updates on each of this year’s events.

For additional information, please contact Events Coordinator Jacona Hester at jhester@fortmillsc.gov or (803) 487-5413.

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...

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