Looking to pass time until the next Taste of Atlanta in October? Head to the coast where a culinary treasure awaits in South Carolina. Famous for its Lowcountry cuisine, the Palmetto State is showcasing mouthwatering delights in a bevy of food festivals throughout the year. From Oysters and crab to shrimp and grits, barbecue and chitterlings — yes, chitlins – an assortment of local foods and drinks will be on display.

Eat up: Visit SavorSouthCarolina.com, the Palmetto State’s official culinary Web site, for a list of upcoming food festivals.