Iris Festival Taste at the Gardens


Every year, more than a thousand hungry festival-goers come out for one of the most popular events of the Iris Festival – “The Taste at the Gardens.” The Taste, as most Sumterites refer to the event, kicks off the festival each year. 


The Taste offers a wide variety of foods from local restaurants, caterers and individuals. Admission tickets are only $5.00 and are available at the gate; vendors will accept cash for a taste of their special culinary delights. Children under 5 years old are admitted FREE.


And when else can you try great food, talk with friends, dance a little, and even take an evening boat ride on Swan Lake? Only during the Sumter Iris Festival! Make plans to join us today.