Come on out to the fourth annual Lowcountry Blueberry Jam and Blueberry Festival on Sunday, June 22, from 11 am to 7 pm at Blue Pearl Farms. Enjoy a relaxing day at an organic blueberry farm on the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest. Listen to some of the area’s finest musicians playing on the stage by Cypress Pond while learning about the sea turtle conservation program of the Friends of Coastal South Carolina (formerly known as the Sewee Association).
The festival features great music, demonstrations by artisans, beekeepers and blueberry keepers, and a special session with members of the Sea Turtle Team who work with Cape Romain National Wildlife Preserve. The Friends of Coastal South Carolina will be here with a ‘touch tent’ full of hands-on exploration activities to discover some of the secrets of our rich environment. Great food, local growers and producers, artists and artisans, the world famous Blueberry Toss competition, fun activities for kids, and honey tasting fill out the day. And most important of all is to be sure you get a taste of some of the lowcountry’s most delicious blueberries.
Creative artisans and handcrafters ready to share their works with you include Charleston Spice Company, The Bee Cause, Coastal Expeditions, Old Marsh Goat soaps and demonstrations of broom tying, Lowcountry Studios metalsmithing and jewelry, Plant the Earth organic plants for your home, Friends of Coastal South Carolina Touch Tent, Olinda Olive Oils, Goat Island Treasure Boxes and earthbound ceramics by Diane Echlin.
You can also enjoy some local food, including lemonade, shaved ice, cake pops dipped in chocolate, Zombie Bob's pizza, fresh boiled peanuts, and natural cut fries, pulled pork, bratwurst, buffalo chicken fries and other favorites from Charleston Festival Foods.
The musical lineup features Smoky Weiner and the Hot Links, celebrating 20 years of playing the blues, Donald Merckle and the Blacksmiths, and The Jefferson Coker Band. Special guest musicians will be jamming with Smoky throughout the afternoon.This is an all ages event, and everyone is welcome.
Please leave your pets at home. Bring a blanket or chairs to set up next to Cypress Pond. No outside alcohol or coolers; food, cold drinks, beer and wine available. Tickets are $10 for adults and children 15 and under are free. Gates open at 11 am.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival directly benefits the Friends of Coastal South Carolina to support our local sea turtle conservation program. We would like to thank festival sponsors Coastal Expeditions, The Crab Barge, Honeysmith Sweets, and the Richard Ward Foundation.
Volunteers are needed and welcome for the entire day of music, demonstrations, environmental education and more, so please consider sharing an hour or two of your time to help out. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the farm line is 843-887-3554.
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We are happy to be one of the first ones to share with you the SEWEE Association’s new name and logo. Friends of Coastal South Carolina, formerly The South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education Association, is the Friend's Group for the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) and National Forest (NF) of coastal South Carolina. Friends of Coastal South Carolina shares information about the environment, helps to steward wildlife areas and develop public access to them, and brings visitors into the biological, cultural and education world that surrounds us.