Sumter Iris Festival

SUMTER, SC — The Iris Festival is one of South Carolina's oldest continuous celebrations, consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast, and a multiple winner of both the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 in the Southeast” and the American Bus Association’s “Top Events.”

This year’s event will be held on May 26-28, 2017, and features live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, a flower show, fine arts, a plant sale and gardening tips, car shows, a FREE children’s area with games and rides, food vendors featuring a wide variety of delectable treats, and much more.

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