Okra Strut Festival
More recently, the Okra Strut Festival is hosted by the Town of Irmo, SC, and is managed by the Town Council and the Okra Strut Commission. The festival is a two-day event featuring live bands on both Friday and Saturday evenings, a Saturday morning parade (the largest in the entire state of South Carolina!), plus arts and crafts, rides and amusements, live bands and entertainment on Saturday as well as lots of festival food. Attendance for the celebration averages around 25,000 attendees annually but has seen as many as 60,000 visitors to the previous festivals. Money raised by the festival is put back into the community through charitable contributions to local civic and school organizations, for scholarships and improvements of public areas. 2022 is the Okra Strut Festival’s 48th year. That is almost half a century providing families from all over the United States with the perfect end of summer destination. With Lake Murray near by, Irmo has some of the most beautiful campgrounds, so spend the week, enjoy your stay and end your summer the right way.