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
Saturday, September 18, 2021
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 13-17, 2021
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.
2021 Best Sweet Tea Contest Winners
This Little Piggy
Best Sweet Tea Contest!
2pm – while supplies last
11 different locations you can sample sweet tea! Fee to participate and tea supply is limited.
Pick-up you Official ballot at the DREAM booth Little Main and West Richardson (no purchase necessary)
Look for “Tea Contest” sign posted. Taste provided in 3oz disposable cups.
This Little Piggy Restaurant – Central
(Two time champion)
Miss Katies Sweets – W. Richardson
Dean’s Meaner Wieners – Little Main
Bits-n-bytes – W. Richardson
La’Son Anchor Grill – Short Central
Mary Kay Inc. – Little Main
Flowertown Realty – Little Main
My Big Fat Greek Trailer – Little Main
The Pita Stroller – Little Main
Big Daddy – W. Richardson
James Brown Peanuts – W. Richardson
Sweetest Week Ever 2021!
Monday, Sept, 13th-18th
Download the “Shop Summerville” App, set-up an account and check coupons for Sweetest Week sales.
Mon. Sept, 13th- Sat 18th
Hold My Tea
Bar Crawl & Sweet Tea Cocktail Contest
Participating local bars, the Summerville Chamber, and Firefly Distillery have teamed up in celebration of Summerville Dream’s The Sweetest Week Ever to bring you the 2021 Sweet Tea Cocktail Contest in conjunction with the 1st Annual Hold My Tea Bar Crawl running from Monday, September 13th – Saturday, September 18th.
Pick up an official punch card (available at each participating bar, at the Summerville Visitors Center, or print one from visitsummerville.com
Wednesday, Sept, 15th
Jazz On The Square
Free outdoor Jazz Concert performed by Summerville Orchestra Jazz Ensemble
Hutchinson Square 6:00p
Thursday, Sept, 16th
Sweetest Third Thursday EVER
On the third Thursday of each month Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans, to complement the extended hours of our eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Thursday, Sept, 16th
Sweetest Art Event EVER
Public Works Art Center will be celebrating the opening of our SPARK exhibition, which includes community and youth sections that are open to all. This year’s theme is “Identity”
Friday, Sept, 17th
Sweetest Silent Disco
Brought to you by QuietKingz Headphone Events, in association with Summerville Dream
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Downtown Summerville, SC Hutchinson Square
Three Live DJs
GREEN DJ: 80’s Hits
RED DJ: 90’s Hits
BLUE DJ: 2000’s Hits
Saturday, Sept, 18th
Summerville Post #21 100th Anniversary
Vintage military vehicles including the “Big Red One” military re-enactors and General Patton’s jeep on display.
Summerville American Legion Post 21 – 105 Sumter Ave
Historic Downtown Summerville ..
It’s sweeter here
130 E. 2nd North
Summerville, SC 29483