Fun Times at the Okra Strut

The 45th Annual Irmo Okra Strut is looking to be one of the best Struts ever!!! We have so many fun events planned in two days we just had to get a blog out there to highlight everything!!

Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy dining is a delightful experience we are excited to announce for the first time ever at the Irmo Okra Strut.  Enjoy your dinner in a fairy-tale picnic setting on Friday and Saturday night. We will have tables and chairs set up under the trees near the children’s playground. In the canopy of the trees we will have lights set up for mood, perfect lighting to enjoy your dinner from one of our first class food vendors.

You will be able to enjoy such treats as crab legs from Ashley’s Yummy Tummy, Hand-dipped fried chicken or shrimp from Carmen’s of Atlanta, Turkey Legs from Middle Eastern Grill, Okra Eggrolls from Filipino American Assoc of greater Columbia, or of course the best fried okra around from the Lake Murray – Irmo Woman’s Club.

Lake Murray Irmo Womens' Club Original Fried Okra

We are also very excited to announce different acts performing Under The Canopy throughout the festival highlighting the showcase of local art and craft vendors from around the Irmo area. Traditionally this area of the festival has been known for the free kids crafts, but we are expanding this to include free children’s activities at varying times all day Saturday. Enjoy shopping for holiday gifts from local artist or learn how to make your own.   Look for more on this great new addition to the Strut as we get closer to the fun!

Dance with us Friday!

Friday night we will be dancing the night away with the Root Doctors who will be headlining Friday, opening will be Black Water Rhythm and Blues Band. Come on out and do the Okra Strut dance as we jam the night away.

Heritage Trailer

Life is Better Outdoors with the SC department of Resources Heritage trailer.  The Heritage Trailer is a part of the Take One Make One (TOMO) education program, parental supervision may be required.

The Heritage Trailer is designed to teach safe hunting practices to students who have no previous outdoor hunting experience. This program will increase their awareness and the value of wildlife and the natural environment by encouraging experienced adults to “pass on” traditional outdoor skills.

Life Is Better Outdoors

The heritage trailer emphasizes teaching safe and ethical hunting, the conservation and responsible use of our natural The heritage trailer program targets two focus areas:

  • The heritage trailer allows youth to experience the shooting sports and the outdoors through mobile education trailers using video simulators and hands-on air rifle ranges. These education trailers travel throughout the state to local events and festivals and serve as a recruitment tool for the program.
  • The heritage trailer provides a specific mechanism for students ages 10 through 18 to learn about safe and ethical hunting through first-time youth hunts. Participants will be paired with experienced hunters who sponsor and actively participate in SCDNR hunting mentorship program.


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