Mt. Pleasant Lodging for the Sweetgrass Festival!

The Charleston area of South Carolina is known for their southern hospitality, Lowcountry food and sweetgrass baskets among other things. African slaves brought the knowledge of basket weaving with them from West Africa. They took the local sweetgrass grown in the area and began weaving their traditional baskets from it. You can’t make a trip to Charleston without seeing dozens of vendors trying to sell these traditional Charleston baskets. Beautiful Mt. Pleasant, located just outside of downtown Charleston, even has a Sweetgrass Festival that celebrates the Gullah Geechee cultural heritage and these great baskets. Stay at waterfront hotels in Mt. Pleasant, SC to enjoy this great event!

The 2013 Annual Sweetgrass festival will be taking place on Saturday, June 1st from noon to 8 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant’s Waterfront Memorial Park. The festival will include basket making, Gullah-Geechee arts and crafts, vendors, children’s activities including a slide, and more. There will be performances by Adande African Drummers and Dancers, as well as storytelling, traditional songs and skits. A variety of authentic Gullah cuisine will be available as well as classic southern barbeque, fish and other local favorites for sale by over fifteen local restaurants. The festival admission and parking is free but as this is a family event there will be no alcohol served. This fun event is a great way to learn about local history as well as great arts and crafts. The whole family will enjoy spending the day at the Sweetgrass Festival.

Make sure to book your Charleston area vacation at the Shem Creek Inn, a beautiful Mt. Pleasant resort on the waterway. The Shem Creek Inn is located close to Memorial Waterfront Park and is only just a short drive from downtown Charleston as well. Contact their friendly staff to make arrangements for your vacation to Mt. Pleasant and the Sweetgrass festival.

Posted in Blog by shemcreekadmin on April 10, 2013