Welcome to the
South Carolina BBQ - Shag Festival
Hemingway, South Carolina
The 2017 festival dates are April 6 - 8
Download a copy of the festival schedule
Our band for Friday night: Jim Quick and The Coastline Band
Our band for Saturday night: Josh Brannon Band
Thursday night - ride all the rides for one cost, with a wristband.
The South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival Pageant was held
Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Hemingway, SC. Categories are Beauty,
Photogenic, and Portfolio (Best Dress, Best Smile and Best Hair are
included in beauty fee). The winners will be announced at the festival.
Please message Camelia Stevens through her Facebook page for next year's application and more information.
Special feature this year: Nature Boy Ric Flair is coming.
This is a child-friendly festival
For festival information call or e-mail committee chair, John Michael Collins at 843-687-2240, or e-mail.
For crafts and vendors, call Kelly Hucks at 843-325-7048 or Michele Powell at 843-621-2286. (Application forms can be downloaded below)
(Please note: Select your preferred format, print, and mail filled-in forms to PO Box 1959, Hemingway, SC 29554)
Downloadable forms for entries in the contest or vendor space
Select your preferred format, print, and mail filled-in forms to PO Box 1959, Hemingway, SC 29554))
2017 Cookoff Rules: DOC or PDF
2017 Cookoff Application: DOC or PDF
2017 Vendor Space Application: DOC or PDF2017 Crafter Space Application: DOC or PDF
2017 Hemingway Town License Application: DOC or PDF
Cookoff winners for 2016 are 1st
place, Bubba Haselden, who has Logan Pollock accepting the trophy
because he had to leave before
the winners were announced; 2nd place Jerry Taylor; 3rd place Amber and Kacie Williams; 4th Taylor Anderson and Barrett Frick; 5th
Greg James. Winner of the "Anything But" cookoff was Frank Green and Scottie Baxley.
Our NEW Facebook page
Photos and winners from 2013 and 2014 are on our old Facebook page.
Photos from the 2012 festival
Photos from the 2011 festival
Photos from the 2010 festival
Cookoff winners for 2013
Please enjoy these three photo galleries from previous festivals:2009 festival photos
2009 Civil War reenactors
2008 festival photos
2006 festival photos
2007 festival photos So -- who won?
How the festival came to be - Reminiscences of the founders
Maps to the Festival
Places to visit on the Internet
SCIway - The South
Carolina Internet Highway
Hemingway Community Page - The Barbecue Capital of the World
Hemingway official web site - Town government
Sponsors and contributors with web pages
Haselden Brothers Ford
Georgetown Auto Sales
Anderson Brothers Bank
Stuckey Auto Parts
Sponsors and contributors without web pages
Mace Mechanical Contractors, 414 Lake City Hwy., Johnsonville, SC 29555 843-386-3803
Other reasons to visit Hemingway, South Carolina
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Last updated April 3, 2017