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Pig on the Ridge (SCBA)

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Pig on the Ridge is the largest barbecue cookout in the State and occurs the first weekend, Friday and Saturday, in November in the Town of Ridgeway. It is a time when over 3000 visitors and community volunteers come together to celebrate good food and fellowship.

Friday is ” No Pigs Allowed” when cook teams fix anything but barbecue to sell. A street dance is held and craft vendors offer their products.

Saturday is the day to buy barbecue. Whether you like vinegar based, mustard based or ketchup based you will find it all at Pig on the Ridge as well as entertainment, a classic car parade and a hog calling contest.

Proceeds from the event have been used to purchase fire equipment and signage for the Town, restoration of Town Hall and help for the needy via churches in the community.


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The largest cook-off in South Carolina eight out of the last nine years, Pig on the Ridge is a BBQ lovers paradise.

Highlights include a street party along a closed section of Dogwood Drive, a shag dance on Palmer Street, children’s rides, a hog-calling contest, classic/antique car show and awards presentation. Vendors and craft booths will line the downtown streets.

Visitors can also tour points of interest, including the World’s Smallest Police Station and the historic Century House, old Town Hall and former mercantile buildings now serving as offices, shops, restaurants and museums. Tickets for food on Friday night and Saturday can be purchased on site.

A Little History

Pig on the Ridge began in 1999 as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the settlement of Ridgeway. Since then, the festival has become a major fund-raising event.

Make plans to attend this family friendly event located conveniently to all parts of the southeast, just off I-77.

This is a CASH 💵 ONLY event to purchase tickets for food, can drinks, and kids entertainment. Tickets are $2 each.
Vendors, beer sales, and food trucks are subject to their own payment types.

Friday night is the “No Pigs Allowed”! Join us for some great food, entertainment, vendors, and kids rides!
Saturday, be there EARLY! BBQ sales start at 9am and sell out FAST!

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Tom Connor

Event Location

170 S. Dogwood Ave
Ridgeway, SC 29130 United States

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