There are several incredible events that take place in our region throughout the year, but one of the most celebrated is the annual Lowcountry Fair! This annual festival is everything you love about an old-fashioned country fair, but filled to the brim with historical flair! It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the autumn season and spend a fun-filled day with your loved ones in the beautiful Lowcountry. Here’s what you can expect at the 2018 Lowcountry Fair and how to get the most out of your experience.
The 2018 Lowcountry Fair is just one of the many wonderful events to enjoy in our area this season. Request your free copy of our Beaufort, SC Vacation Guide and you’ll instantly receive a full list of the best local festivals and even more recommendations for things to do such as dining, outdoor recreation, shopping, entertainment, and more. It’s the only tool you’ll need to plan the ultimate Lowcountry getaway.
3 Things to Do at the 2018 Lowcountry Fair
On Saturday, November 3rd, Cotton Hall Plantation in Northern Beaufort will come alive with activity for the 2018 Lowcountry Fair! The festival will feature events highlighting aspects of the unique culture and heritage of the South Carolina Lowcountry and its historical underpinnings. Of course, there will also be a wide variety of entertainment, vendors, arts, food, and more. Here are some festival highlights that you surely won’t want to skip.
1. Marsh Tacky Horse Races
The 2018 Lowcountry Fair is the only place to watch Tacky Horse Races this year! The headline event boasts a fun, family-friendly atmosphere and is the perfect opportunity to watch racehorses and their riders glide through obstacle courses. At the end of the day, a “Grand Champion” will be crowned. Be sure to stick around, because you and your family will also have the chance to meet and interact with the horses!
2. Living History
Over 500 years of history will be displayed in the plantation’s 50-acre field! Reenactors will show what family life, living conditions, and times of war were really like during their designated time periods. You’ll be able to take a step back in time and experience eras such as 16th-century colonial times, the American Revolution, and the Civil War/Reconstruction period. The reenactors will also be mingling with spectators to share stories of life gone by, fire their weapons, and engage visitors during fun and educational activities.
3. Local Food Concessions
Indulge in some of the finest Lowcountry cuisine during your visit to the Lowcountry Fair! Food vendors will be available throughout the day to share their delicious creations. From Southern BBQ to oysters, you’ll be able to taste it all, so be sure you arrive hungry! There will also be opportunities to sip on locally crafted beer and wine, so you can wash down all of that delicious food with even more local specialties.
Other Activities and Entertainment
The festival’s main events are just the beginning! Here are even more exciting activities that you have to look forward to:
- Local Artisan Vendors
- Live Music Performances
- Exotic Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
- Junior Ranger Program for Children
- Tours of the Plantation’s Original Sugar Mill
Tickets for the 2018 Lowcountry Fair are on sale now through October 31st! Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the Santa Elena Foundation’s mission to discover, promote and share a lost century of American history through the rise and fall of Santa Elena. Ticket prices are as follows.
Children Ages 5-15: $10
Active Military Families: $40
Be sure to print out confirmation of your ticket purchase and bring it with you to the event!
Need a Place to Stay? Check Into the Cuthbert House Inn!
Situated at the mouth of the Port Royal, Cuthbert House Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast that embodies the Lowcountry charm of the surrounding area. Whether it’s the 2018 Lowcountry Fair or a relaxing getaway that brings you to Beaufort, staying with us is the only way to ensure that your visit to the scenic Sea Islands of South Carolina reaches its full potential. Learn all about the history of our beautiful home while enjoying one of our 10 charming rooms and suites with luxurious amenities. You’ll love our water views and convenient access to local shops and restaurants, which are just a stroll away! Included in your stay is a delicious, homemade breakfast each morning and drinks and appetizers each evening. At the Cuthbert House Inn, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing, indulgent stay.
To book your stay, check the availability of all our accommodations and choose your favorite. We look forward to hosting you in Beaufort soon!