Irmo Okra Strut Festival

7507 Eastview DR Irmo Community Park
Irmo, SC 29063


The Okra Strut had its humble beginnings as a fundraiser by the Lake Murray - Irmo Women’s Club to raise money for a new library. Today, it is the largest and longest running celebration of okra in the United States. The festival kicks off on Friday night with a street dance. Saturday's festivities begin with the Okra Strut Parade at 9a.m. (South Carolina's largest parade!). Other activities include musical entertainment, carnival rides, an okra eating contest, arts & crafts vendors, children's activities and festival food. And new for 2017, the Irmo Okra Strut will feature a major headline act on Saturday night. Stay tuned for announcements! Free parking and shuttle service available. Locations TBA on our festival website Irmo is conveniently located only 12-miles outside of Columbia, right off of I-26 at exit 102A. Make your plans to join the fun!

Contact Information

7507 Eastview DR Irmo Community Park
Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: 803-781-7050
Fax: 803-749-2743
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  • September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • Year Event Started : 1973
  • Event Hours : Friday Night Street Dance 6-11pm; Saturday - Parade 9am, Festival 10am-10pm
  • Price : Free
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