Rains clear, crowd gathers at Sumter Green Fall Feast


The skies cleared just in time for Sumter Green Fall Feast 2017 on Thursday night at the University of South Carolina Sumter, and a large crowd gathered to try a wide variety of dishes cooked by chefs, restaurants, caterers and skilled home cooks. Outdoors and inside the lobby, feasters tried some foods they'd never had before, among them alligator, frog legs and goat. Shrimp, crab legs, chicken and waffles, brisket, Kickin' Collards, Texas caviar, meatballs, red chicken stew, ranch beans and many other dishes, including a variety of desserts, were available.

"Dinner music" was provided by JD and the Breeze, and many guests took their full plates to the picnic tables by the stage to listen to their music, eat and visit with friends.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Sumter Green, the nonprofit organization that landscaped and maintains the entrances to the city and recognizes residents and businesses for "green" improvements to their properties. Sumter Green will sponsor its second Untapped Food Trucks and Craft Beer event at the Sumter fairgrounds on Nov. 4.

See SumterGreen.org for more information.