This is the time of year when Bluffton South Carolina feels like the coolest place on the planet. Why? Two super-cool festivals are going on in November, and they run the gamut from beer to champagne! Literally!
On one end of the spectrum: The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival, Sat. Nov. 7th
Who cares if Oktoberfest is long over? This is the self-proclaimed “Best Little Beer Fest in the USA”. Everything from breweries like Allagash to Brooklyn to River Dog, to the baffling-sounding Oud Beersel Oude Gueuzc from Belgium. And the don’t-miss taste of Delirium Tremens, a Belgian Strong Pale Ale!
This is a beer connoisseur’s ultimate Saturday afternoon. With over 150 different brews to sample, and some low-key live music, you can just sample and chill to your heart’s content.
We ask you: Who needs an excuse to hang out outside on a November Saturday afternoon in South Carolina and drink reeeeally well-made beer?
If you have not been to Palmetto Bluff it is worth a visit, a strikingly beautiful little community with upscale vibes and some very discerning taste buds. This is a SERIOUS FOODIES FESTIVAL. It’s a multi-day event including “the best and brightest chefs and artisans”, and special tasting events called “Culinary Salons” on everything from greens to apples to cheese.
Focused both on the old-fashioned heritage and the current avant garde creativity of Southern cooking, as well as the explosive farm-to-table movement, it promises to be an amazing outdoor gastronomic experience.
Not to mention an impressive line-up of Southern musicians: bluegrass, country, blues, and Lowcountry stomp.
We sure know how to have fun in the Lowcountry!