Boone Hall’s Strawberry Festival brings carnival of rides, animals and family fun

Strawberries are ready for pickin’ at the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival held at Boone Hall Plantation.

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is returning to Boone Hall for four days packed with entertainment, activities and plenty of juicy strawberries. The Mount Pleasant attraction will have an inflatable obstacle course and giant slides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a Velcro wall, pig and duck races, and festival rides including the Kamikaze.

There will be live music and a few contests throughout the weekend, including a strawberry pie-eating contest at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and a pageant for young girls age 2-6 at 2 p.m. Sunday. Guests can take tractor rides to pick strawberries straight from the field or indulge in the festival food from one of the local vendors on site. T

he event begins Thursday evening but only the festival rides portion will be open. Other attractions will have varying hours of operation throughout the weekend, so be sure to check the website for a full schedule of events.

When: 6-10 p.m. Thursday; 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Boone Hall farm entrance, opposite of 2330 U.S. Highway 17

Price: $10 for adults and kids older than 12, $5 for kids ages 3-11, free for younger children

More info: http://boonehallplantation.com