MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Boone Hall Plantation will take on a fair-like atmosphere this weekend as a festival devoted to delicious local strawberries makes its return.
The 16th Annual Lowcountry Strawberry Festival will open Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Boone Hall Plantation. The family-friendly festival will continue on through Sunday evening.
The festival will take place in the same area as the Boone Hall Plantation Pumpkin Patch and Fright Nights.
Normally a two-day event, this year's festival will partner with Amusements of America. The partnership will allow for a number of rides and attractions for guests to enjoy in addition to the traditional U-Pick Strawberry Fields.
The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival will also feature Farm Land, an area that will feature the largest jump pillow in the state, a rock wall, slides, goats and much more.
The festival will be open to the public during the following times:
- Thursday, April 18 (Opening night) – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Student Night
- Friday, April 19 – 4 p.m. to Midnight
- Saturday, April 20 – 10 a.m. to Midnight
- Sunday, April 21 – Noon to 7 p.m.
Admission to the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is $5 for ages 12 and up, $3 for ages 3-11, and children under 2 get in free. Parking is free.
On student night, everyone who attends the festival can purchase a 'Ride Everything Wristband' for $10. Wristband prices go up to $20 at the gate or $15 in advance for the rest of the festival. Ride tickets will also be available.
For more information on the 2013 Lowcountry Strawberry Festival, click here.