South Carolina BBQ Shag Festival in Hemingway

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Whole hog cook-offs, fireworks, music, and, of course, shag: Hemingway's 21st annual South Carolina Bar-B-Que Shag Festival is nearly here. 

The even runs from April 23 to 25 (that's a Thursday through Saturday) at the Hemingway Recreation Complex (here's a map to there).

Here's all about the event, from their Web site:

Events start on Thursday night with wristband night where the kids ride again and again with the purchase of a $12.00 wristband. On Friday we have the taste of the Low Country with some of your best Southern favorites.

This year we will have an outdoor section for the guys with hunting and fishing supplies as well as that new boat you might be looking for. The night sky will be lit up with the fireworks show while the cookers prepare their hogs for the $3000.00 cookoff.

The D.J. will be playing all your favorite beach music while the crowd dances away on our wooden dance floor. Food vendors and crafters will be selling their wares as the crowd enjoys old friends and makes new ones. Saturday brings the car show, more dancing and entertainment, the grand arrival of the Swingin' Sows and other celebrities, as well as the announcement of the B.B.Q. cookoff winners.