Rice Festival held at New Hopewell Outreach

The 9th Annual Carolina Rice Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 3rd at New Hopewell Outreach Center at 1416 Bethlehem Road in Hartsville. The event drew a very large crowd and included many different food items, inflatable water slides for the children, arts & crafts as well as clothing and jewelry. Also on display was a Mobile Rice Museum with different grains of rice from across the state as well as live rice plants and documents tracing the history of rice in South Carolina. PHOTOS BY STEPHAN DREW


Ronnie and Frederick Sellers cooked barbequed pork, chicken and ribs for those in attendance.

One of the water slides available for children during the festival.

Author: Stephan Drew

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