SC Pecan Festival
The SC Pecan Festival is held in downtown Florence on the first Saturday in November. It features pecan culinary competitions, Bike Like a Nut and Run Like a Nut races, along with six stages of live entertainment, amusements, rides, a free Kids Fun Zone, classic car and truck show, antique tractor show, and over 250 food and craft vendors! All food vendors incorporate pecans in at least one of their dishes. Check out the Pecan Pub — a place to kick back, catch the big games, and sample several pecan-brewed beers!
If you are already a nutty culinary master looking to show off your talents and win great prizes, enter the annual Pecan Cook-off and show us what you’ve got! Fill out the registration form (available online) and bring your recipe and best dish using pecans to the festival to compete for the $250 Best Overall Award!
Check out the Official Pecan Festival Booth to pick up pecans, pies, pecan treats, or a festival T-shirt.
Many of the restaurants in the downtown area are on the SC Pecan Trail — Local Motive, Victors, Dolce Vita, Town Hall, Top Hat Special-teas, and Wholly Smokin’ BBQ. Grab a passport at a participating restaurant, collect stamps, and bring them to the Visitor Center for pecan swag!