The annual Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival is Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 11am to 6pm in the Lower Richland Community at Hopkins Park, Hopkins SC. For over 45 years the Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival has had a very positive impact in the community. Year after year the festival continues to grow. The festival now hosts people from all around our state of South Carolina and also festival-goers from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and Texas. We have been honored with visitors from Ghana where the “Yam” originated. The Festival highlights the “Sweet Potato” – with special highlights on the popular Sweet Potato Ice Cream.
The festival has host over 14,000 people and features local talent from across the state as well as national recording artists. What began as a small community get together has become a major State event with fun for the entire family. The Festival has events for all ages: rides, face painting, rolling videos, live music, food, games and much more. The Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival also brings awareness to health issues and has offered free screenings for vision, prostate, breast exams, HIV, etc. The Festival highlights voting registration as well as a time for lawmakers to speak with constituents in a relaxed environment. Our Richland County Library provides books and the Learn Freely bus for participants to enjoy.
Along with the efforts of committed community members, the Festival is largely funded through a grant from the Richland County Hospitality Tax. We are encouraging the community to come out and enjoy this free community event with free parking. The Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival, Saturday April 30, 2022 at Hopkins Park, 6940 Lower Richland Blvd, Hopkins, SC 29061. For more information, log on: www.lowerrichlandsweetpotatofest.com, or call (803) 776-2778.