summerville sweet tea festival

Celebrate the birthplace of sweet tea!  sweet tea festival

    September 17, 2022 2p-8p

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    Hutchinson Square, SC

    2022 Sweet Tea Vendor 



    2022 Sweet Tea Vendor 


    piggy tea


    2022 Sweet Tea Vendor 


    Sweet Tea Entertainment

    Sweet Tea Fest Sept. 17th 

    Hutchinson Square:
    • 2:00pm Summer Royalty
    • 4:00pm Forty Mile Detour 
    • 6:00pm Noah Grove and the Space Ark 
    Short Central:
    • 2:00pm Paul Stone Project 
    • 4:00pm Big Daddy Cade Duo 
    • 6:00pm Jig Wiggler and Friends 
    Saturday, September 10th: Sweetest Saturday Sale
    Sweetest Farmers Market (8am-1pm). Local swag from our market artisans, farmers, and specialty food will be raffled off at the Dream tent. 
    The Sweetest Sidewalk Sale Ever will be hosted throughout our Historic Downtown Summerville boutiques, shops, and restaurants (10am-6pm). 
    Sunday, September 11th: Sunday FunDay
    Sunday Funday with the family! Take a day and visit local attractions. Stroll through Azalea Park and have a picnic, find hidden rocks painted by your local artist, visit the new Ashley River Park, take family pictures at Colonial Dorchester State Park Historic Site, visit the Public Works Art Center, or take photos with iconic Mason, the world’s largest Sweet Tea! 
    Monday, September 12th: Monday Motivation
    Monday motivation with Barre and Bubbles. Join a barre class, hosted by Nicole Pridgen in Hutchinson Square at (630pm). When you’re done flexing those muscles, hydrate at one of our amazing restaurants or bars.
    Tuesday, September 13th: Not your typical Tuesday
    It’s not your typical Tuesday. “I see a Sweet Tea Cocktail contest in your future!” Visit Summerville is celebrating the Sweetest Week Ever ‘hold my sweet tea’ bar crawl! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy creatively crafted cocktails featuring SWEET TEA. For more details, visit “Visit Summerville” on Facebook. 
    Wednesday, September 14h: Wednesday Wind Down
    Wednesday wind down. Get a breath of fresh air, ask a co-worker to lunch, and have a lunch break outside in Historic Downtown Summerville area. Try one of our local restaurants or one of the many food trucks that will be available. 
    Thursday, September 15th: Sweetest Third Thursday EVER! (5:30p-8:30p)
    Join us as we celebrate the Sweetest Third Thursday ever. Put on your dancing shoes, bring your favorite people, and celebrate this wonderful community with local artisans, crafters, merchants, and food! 
    Friday, September 16th: Sweetest Shops 
    Sip through our sweetest shops and try local flavors such as ice cream, Sweet Tea candies, coffee, and more! 

    Sweet Tea Saturday

    The Sweet Tea Festival is a celebration of the birthplace of sweet tea, right here in Summerville SC.  Our Historic Downtown is transformed into a massive open house / street fair with different food trucks, artisanal vendors and entertainment.  Of course, there is plenty of sweet tea and you can help select the Tea of the Year by sampling and voting for your favorite!   

    Enjoy the Fest and Stay for the Downtown 

    Historic Downtown Summer is everything you imagine a small town to be.  It’s filled with quaint shops, historic buildings, creative boutiques and world class restaurants.  Our business owners and their staff represent true southern hospitality with remarkable customer service and genuine care for all that visit.  Everyone feels as if they have been transported to a special place and time.  Come find out why … “it’s sweeter here 

    The sweetest week ever!

    September 12-16, 2022

    The truth is we just cannot get enough sweet tea!  The Sweetest Week EVER provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Summerville and our history with sweet tea with more modest events all week long.  Events will be highlighted soon and featured on our daily BLOG and social media.  

    So, you want to be a vendor 

    Vendor opportunities are provided to DREAM Community Partners.  Community Partner membership helps to provide resources for expanded marketing, business development and general operations.  The annual fee is assigned to your anniversary date and is valid for 12 months.  

    Once you are a Community Partner you may register for DREAM events such as, but not limited to, Third Thursday, Sweet Tea Festival, Summerville Skates Market, Christmas Parade Market, etc. All DREAM events have assigned vendor fee and set of rules/regulations. 

    Vendors are selected based on uniqueness, past participation and facility footprint. Each event has an assigned vendor fee and rules and regulations.

    Vendor Process:

    1. Must be a up to date Community Partner
    2. Register for the event. All events are listed on the calendar page
    3. Registration must be completed in detail as incomplete registrations will not be considered
    4. Payment must be made by deadline date or registration will be removed.
    5. Vendors will receive a “thank you for registering” email and invoice.
    6. Prior to the event (typically the week before) our Events Manager will contact you via email with all event highlight information i.e. set-up time, vendor location, regulations, etc.

    Click to register as a Community Partner  


    Best Sweet Tea Contest Winner


    West Richardson Summerville, SC 

    Best Sweet Tea Contest!

    2pm – while supplies last

    • There will be different locations you can sample sweet tea! Fee to participate and tea supply is limited.

    • Pick-up you Official ballot at the DREAM booth West Richardson (no purchase necessary)

    • Look for “Tea Contest” sign posted. Taste provided in 3oz disposable cups.

    2022 Contest Participants 

    1. Sweetwater One Twenty Three & 123 Etc. – West Richardson
    2. Nailed It DIY – Little Main
    3. Montreux Bar & Grill – West Richardson
    4. Four Green Fields – Short Central
    5. Flowertown Players (supported by LAURA) – Main Street
    6. Con Chellis Allstate – Vendor Booth 
    7. Bits-n-Bytes – Vendor Booth
    8. La’Son Anchor Grill – Vendor Booth
    9. This Little Piggy – Vendor Booth
    10. Mazyck’s Grill – Vendor Booth
    11. James Brown Peanuts – Vendor Booth 
    12. Johnson & Wilson Real Estate – W Richardson

    Historic Downtown Summerville ..

    It’s sweeter here

    Check out our Facebook page for more information


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    100 S. Main St suite "H" 
    Summerville, SC 29483