Celebrating a Southern favorite: Irmo Okra Strut arrives

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IRMO, S.C. (WOLO) – The 44th annual Irmo Okra Strut comes to the Midlands Friday and Saturday.

The free, family-friendly event features nationally-recognized bands, like Mother’s Finest, a parade and a recipe contest devoted to its namesake.

This year’s festival is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center.

Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal talked to Okra Strut commission member, Larry Slaughter, about the big event.

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