Surfside Beach Section: Surfside Beach BBQ Festival: March 2019


by the Town of Surfside Beach

March kicks off the festival season in the town of Surfside Beach. The first event on the calendar is the popular BBQ festival. The BBQ festival 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 after the festival. When you attend, don’t forget to vote. There are bragging rights on the line!

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 helps to kick off the event season for the Town of Surfside Beach. Starting with 10 vendors the first year, the event has grown to hosting over 4,000 attendees and 70 vendors. It has grown to be a major event on our calendar, and couldn’t have succeeded without your support. Surfside Beach: Stay Here, Play Here!

Feel like dancing in the streets? There will be two live bands providing music at either end of the festival. 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.

The festival continues to grow each year. There are over 70 vendors expected to be on site this year. Local craft vendors and artists will be available for browsing and buying. If you’re not a fan of BBQ, there will be different food vendors. If you’re a dessert person, several local bakers will be there to feed your habit.

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.

For more information, please contact Event Coordinator, Debbie Ellis at (843) 650-9548

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