The 9th Annual Surfside Beach BBQ Festival

by the Town of Surfside Beach

March kicks off the festival season in the town of Surfside Beach. And the first event on the calendar is the popular BBQ festival

It was started as a way to introduce visitors to the town and generate interest in local business. Surfside Beach has a lot to offer, and we are all proud of our town.

On March 9, 2019, the 9th annual event will be held on Surfside Drive. The event starts 10 am and continues until 4 pm. There will be vendors, fun for the kids, and of course, a variety of food. All participants will be asked to judge the competitors in the BBQ festival. The winners will be announced afterwards. When you attend, don’t forget to vote. There are bragging rights on the line, after all. 

A few years ago, “Anything But BBQ” was added to the schedule. This event is held the night before the BBQ Festival from 7 pm until 9 pm. Competitors at the festival are challenged to create something other than BBQ in an informal competition. This part of the festival is held in the parking lot on Yaupon Drive, one block back from the beach.

The BBQ Festival began humbly, with ten vendors the first year, but has since grown to host over seventy vendors and more than 4,000 attendees, and continues to grow each year. It has become a major event on our calendar, and couldn’t have succeeded without your support. 

Local craft vendors and artists will be available for browsing and buying. If you’re not a fan of BBQ, there will be plenty of additional food vendors, including several different bakeries. 

Feel like dancing in the streets? There will be two live bands providing music at either end. The Josh Brannon Band will be providing country and Western music, while Crave and Company will be playing Swing and Bluegrass tunes. Bring a lawn chair, and listen in comfort.

For the kids, there will be games, activities and inflatables to play on in the park. All kid’s activities are free of charge. The Surfside Beach Fire Department will have a fire truck on display for the kids.

Call (843) 650-9548 for more information. 

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