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2017 Lands End Woodland River Festival

September 2

The 13th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival is coming on Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2017. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating our Gullah Ancestry and the Legacy of Reconstruction.” The River Festival has become an annual favorite for residents and visitors looking to enjoy cultural festivities amid the rich history of St. Helena Island over the Labor Day weekend.

On Friday, September 1st, join us from 5-11 p.m. for a Caribbean Night fish fry with reggae music on the river banks alongside the historic tabby ruins of the Riverside Plantation. (next to Fort Fremont)

On Saturday, September 2nd, the all-day festival will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., featuring master storyteller, Aunt Pearlie Sue of the Gullah Kinfolk, African drummers, dancers, the Family Sliders, gospel choirs, and step teams. Family fun will also include local arts and crafts, food vendors, and tours of the historic tabby ruins of the former Riverside Plantation, Fort Fremont and the historic Penn Center, Inc.

The Lands End Woodland, Inc. is the oldest African-American landowners association in South Carolina now operated by descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. Members or heirs of the Woodland organization continue to work to conserve the historic 320 acres of desirable woodland and waterfront property in partnership with the Center for Heirs Property Preservation (

River Festival Admission is $3 for Adults; children (16 and under) free. Free parking. The Woodland beachfront property is located at 100 Lands End Road, six miles south of Penn Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on St. Helena Island. For more information and vendor registration, please visit our website:; call (843) 263-5261 or email


September 2


Lands End Woodland River Festival
Lands End Road
St. Helena, SC, Select a Country:
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