Bluffton Mayfest May 11th, 2019

Also referred to as the Bluffton Village Festival, Mayfest is the top annual event in Bluffton, South Carolina. Why is this annual festival ranked as the best annual event in Bluffton? Because it’s the most rocking event in Bluffton! Started back almost a thousand years ago (okay, 41 years ago) this annual event has grown and become a staple of the community. Orchestrated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, this festival will feature more than 200 food vendors and artists. If you’re an artist or vendor and would like to participate, please Click Here for registration forms. Admission is free for all.

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Let’s start with the competitions that are perennial favorites! Remember the days when you were a kid, and the idea of a pie eating contest seemed like the most fabulous event on the earth? Well, get ready for one of your childhood favorite fantasies. The Pie Eating Contest!

Pie Eating Contest Mayfest
Somebody, please bring me a glass of water!!!

Next up! The Ugly Dog Competition. Get your dog, and come on down! This festival is family-friendly and dog-friendly to boot! You’ll find plenty of water stations for your favorite family pet, and bring all necessary items for cleaning up after your dog (while it’s encouraged to bring your dog, we don’t want the name of the festival to change to something that starts with poop). While the competition is all fun and games, we consider all the dog in this competition to be The Best Dogs in the World!

Dog Competition at May Fest

Doughnut CompetitionAnd the latest competition (started three years ago) added to Mayfest is the annual Kid’s Doughnut Eating Contest. I wish they would change this to the “Parent’s Doughnut Eating Contest.” I’m confident I would win this one with no problem! Something about doughnuts that make all children and adults happy.

Did we mention the entertainment for Mayfest?! Strap on your dancing shoes and be prepared to dance. In the past, we have had the Bluffton School of Dance, Sun City Cloggers, Muddy Creek, Alan Stockard & Evan Rose, Ty Miller, Bill Dupont, and Jordan Ross. For a list of this year’s artists, please Click Here.

If you would like to be a volunteer, please Click Here. Interested in becoming a sponsor??? The Rotary Club of Bluffton would much appreciate your support! Click Here to become a sponsor.