Celebrating History

February 2014
Written By: 
Lindsay Falberg

Winyah Bay Heritage Festival hits the streets of Georgetown in March.




Designed for lovers of the great outdoors, the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival will be held on March 1 and 2 on Georgetown’s historic Front Street. The change in venue is in honor of the opening of the new Georgetown County Museum. Jill Santopietro, director of the museum, says, “Support of our downtown in the aftermath of the fire earlier this year is something we need the media’s help in getting attention for and is why we felt the move was a good idea.”

Titled “Celebrating History, Recreation, Conservation and Beauty,” this festival highlights the beauty of nature by featuring wildlife artists, collectors, unique exhibitors,  fishing, hunting, jewelry, pluff mud gear and the popular Palmetto Dock Dogs. The featured artist for this year is Charleston-born steel sculptor, Thomas Smoak. All the fun and festivities are held to benefit the Georgetown County Museum. The festival has been successful, raising over half of the capital funds for the museum in its first six years. On January 7, the new museum opened its doors on Broad Street. 

Tickets for the festival are $10 for one day, $15 for both days. For more information, call (843) 545-7020 or visit www.winyahbayfestival.org.

Winyah Bay Heritage Festival

March 1–2
Front Street, Georgetown

(843) 545-7020


Tickets are $10; $15 for two-day pass


Photographs courtesy of Paige Sawyer