Each April, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosts a weekend of BBQ, bands, and beer at The Bishopville BBQ Block Party. The festival stands out as the ideal way to bring the community together each Spring.
In addition to the community aspect, the Bishopville BBQ Block Party includes a serious barbecue cook-off. Some of the best competition BBQ teams come to town to battle it out. For example, in 2019 alone, the festival hosted over 15 teams. In conjunction, the South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) provides judges for these teams of BBQ cookers from across the state and beyond. The competitors must adhere to the SCBA’s strict rules and regulations.
Cook teams compete in events on both Friday night and Saturday. The cook teams submit wings for judging on Friday night. On Saturday, the cookers submit their BBQ to the judges.
The Bishopville BBQ Block Party invites you to sample from cook teams on both nights. Festival-goers get to enjoy barbecue and wings cooked by elite cooks who st
In addition, the festival often includes a car show and other live music for your entertainment.
If you’re interested in keeping up with SC BBQ events throughout the year, check out our SCBBQ Events Calendar.