November 04, 2013 Long ago, Southern families would gather each autumn to celebrate the season’s harvest with feasting, music, games and fun. For the 12th year, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission revitalized that tradition with their Harvest Festival. Folks descended on the Mullet hall Equestrian Center on Saturday to enjoy some foot-stompin’ live bluegrass music from five local bluegrass bands, including Roger Bellow and the Drifting Troubadours, Flatt City, Blue Plantation, Yeehaw Junction and the Blue Stone Ramblers, as well as hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving, lasso demonstrations, crafts and more. The barbecue cook-off returned for a second year, and samples were available for tasting and voting. In addition to the barbecue, attendees enjoyed other Southern foods like roasted boiled peanuts, kettle corn and more, as will beverages.