Welcome from Queen Hogg

Welcome to the

South Carolina BBQ - Shag Festival

Hemingway, South Carolina

The 2015 Festival dates are April 16-18

Celebrate our 27th Anniversary with us!

Our band for this year:

"Spazmatics" featuring Hemingway's own Spencer Hooks.

NEW! The cook-off has moved to all day Saturday, instead  of Friday night.

We are still doing the Friday night "Anything That" Contest.

Downloadable forms for entries in the contest or vendor space

(Please note: Select your preferred format, print, and mail filled-in forms to PO Box 1959, Hemingway, SC  29554)

2015 Cookoff Rules:  DOC or PDF

2015 Cookoff ApplicationDOC or PDF

2015 Anything That Contest:  DOC or PDF

2015 Vendor Space ApplicationDOC or PDF

2015 Crafter Space ApplicationDOC or PDF

2014 Hemingway Town License Application:   DOC or PDF

2015 DHEC Permit ApplicationDOC or PDF

(More updates to the site coming soon)

Photos from 2013 are on our Facebook page.

Photos from the 2010 festival!

Photos from the 2011 festival

Photos from the 2012 festival

Cookoff winners for 2013

BBQ Heaven

Festival princess

    For  festival information call or e-mail committee chair, John Michael Collins at 843-687-2240.

    For crafts and vendors, call Kelly Hucks at 843-325-7048 or Michele Powell at 843-621-2286. (Application forms can be downloaded below)

   Visit the Festival Facebook Page for moment-by-moment developments.

   Car buffs greatly enjoy the annual car show and contest at the pageant, sponsored by Winyah Cruisers . Visit their web site for more info, and photos of their antique and classic cars.

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

The Weekly Observer - our Hemingway newspaper
Williamsburg County Home Page
Williamburg Chamber of Commerce
Georgetown County Home Page
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
Pee Dee Country, South Carolina

Sponsors and contributors with web pages

Haselden Brothers Ford
First Citizens Bank
Anderson Brothers Bank
Stuckey Brothers Furniture
Don's Car Crushing

Other reasons to visit Hemingway, South Carolina

Hemingway cares

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Some of the photographs on this site are courtesy of The Weekly Observer, PO Box 309, Hemingway, SC 29554. All rights reserved.

Last updated February 11, 2015