About The Festival


Developing our talent pipeline is critical to the continued success of this region. Hosting a festival to celebrate advancement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math allows show goers to see, experience, and dream about future careers while interfacing with industries and organizations that can make their dreams a reality. More recently, the ‘Arts’ were added to the commonly known acronym forming STEAM—because employers understand that creativity and soft skills add vitality to any program, project, or work environment. eSTEAM Sumter, is our way of bridging the gap, shoring up our workforce, talent and highlighting the development and growth of our region. Let’s eSTEAM!

Why eSTEAM Sumter?

To esteem is to respect or admire. So, while you are getting ‘e’xcited about the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math festival, you can admire the beauty of this region, feel good about what you’re learning and ultimately your eSTEAM will be boosted in Sumter.

When is eSTEAM Sumter?

Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 10:00AM to 3:00 PM


Where is eSTEAM Sumter?

Downtown Sumter, Main Street


Who needs to attend eSTEAM Sumter?

Everyone – we all use cellphones, have some artistic abilities, budget our finances, drive vehicles, and feel the force of the wind. STEAM is everywhere and the fields are growing. Learn about careers and advancements while having tons of fun…for all ages.

Festival Goals

To endorse STEAM related careers and advancements in Sumter and surrounding counties.

Showcase STEAM exhibits and areas of interest for K-12 and secondary education.

Raise awareness and educate students, families, and professionals about STEAM career opportunities in this region.

Cultivate learning through hands-on experiences that promote today’s modern manufacturing, technology and science while incorporating the arts.