2016 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. Friday, September 23rd: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM: STREET DANCE FEATURING OUR HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT MUSICAL GROUP (TBA). Saturday, September 24th: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: THE OKRA STRUT PARADE - SOUTH CAROLINA'S LARGEST PARADE! Saturday, September 24th: 12:00 NOON - 5:00 PM: MUSICAL & VARIETY ENTERTAINERS, CARNIVAL RIDES, OKRA EATING CONTEST, ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS, CHILDREN'S FUN & GAMES AND LOTS OF FESTIVAL FOOD THE ENTIRE WEEKEND! Free parking and shuttle service available. Locations TBA on our festival website at http://theokrastrut.com VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR NEW WEBSITE: http://theokrastrut.com 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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  • Year Event Started : 1973
  • Event Hours : Friday Night Street Dance 5-11pm; Saturday - Parade 9am, Festival 11am - 5pm
  • Price : Free
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