Historic Pick Pocket Plantation will host its first Plantation Day Festival on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Beaufort.

    The one-day event will be a celebration suitable for all ages, with food, art, fine crafts, Lowcountry history and more. All festival activities will be free of charge to the public.
Property owner and local preservationist John Keith says that the festival will have plenty of attractions. “We’ll have food vendors, hay rides, educational demonstrations and Lowcountry area artisans selling their art and fine crafts.” he said. “And the kids can even feed the chickens if they want to.”
     The festival also will offer visitors an opportunity to explore the recently restored historic plantation home and surrounding grounds and learn more about the property’s history and future. Keith purchased Pick Pocket Plantation in 2006 and has devoted the last three years to restoring the plantation home and surrounding outbuildings. He plans to use the property to promote area agriculture, tourism and educational activities.
    Pick Pocket Plantation is located at 91 Trask Farm Road in Beaufort, northwest of Robert Smalls Parkway between Neil Road and Burton Hill Road. The festival will be held rain or shine.