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BBQ, Blues, & Boos Cookoff (SCBA)

October 27 October 28

Pig silhouette with Barbecue, Blues, & Boos Cookoff written with white ghosts on either side of the words

BBQ, Blues, & Boos Festival is a fundraising event built to provide a unique experience for the Barnwell community, promote the vibrant culture of the region, and support the non-profit economic development work of the Southern Palmetto Regional Chamber & The Palmetto Innovation Center.

Profits from this event go directly to supporting free and low-cost programs built to support emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses in and around Barnwell and Allendale Counties.

The BBQ, Blues, & Boos Festival began as the Palmetto Pig Pickin’ in 2019 and then was promptly canceled for two years straight due to safety concerns related to COVID-19.

It came back in 2022 with a new name, and a larger mission to create a fun community event supporting the expanded non-profit work of the Southern Palmetto Regional Chamber which, since the event’s inception, has grown to include the important work of the Palmetto Innovation Center fostering a more vibrant economy in the region.

Family Friendly

All kids 12 and under that attend in costume will get in free to the event!

We are actively pulling together all of the family activities we will have for this year’s event, so check back here soon. We look forward to having several kid-friendly activities, including a bounce house, airbrushed temporary Tattoos, and Cornhole Tournament.

Note that registration for the Tournament will open by the end of August! Two-person teams will battle for the chance to be crowned champ and get $500 cash!

Ticket Info

  • Single Day Admission: $25 includes one day of music and food from 15 cook-off competitors ($30 day of)
  • Weekend Pass: $40 includes admission for both days with food both days from 15 cook-off competitors ($50 day of)
  • VIP Pass: $100 includes admission for both days, food from 15 cook-off competitors, open beer bar, VIP lounge & private restroom (online pre-event only)

Kids in Costume under 12 get in free! 

Profits from this event go directly to free and low-cost programs built to support emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses in and around Barnwell & Allendale Counties, developed by the  Southern Palmetto Regional Chamber and the Palmetto Innovation Center.

MUSIC SCHEDULE

Friday

5:15-6:00pm – John Emil

6:00-7:00pm – Ed Lemon & The Get Rights

7:00-8:00pm – Vilai Harrington & The Hamptones

8:00-9:00pm – Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues


Saturday
11:15am-12:00pm – John Emil
12:00pm-1:00pm – Manley Way
1:00pm-2:00pm – Good Trouble featuring Aisha Kenyetta
2:00pm-3:00pm- Jared Petteys & The Headliners

10915 Ellenton St.
Barnwell, South Carolina 29812 United States
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(803) 541-1249
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If you’re interested in keeping up with SC BBQ events throughout the year, check out our SC BBQ Events Calendar.