Just around the corner is the highly anticipated Edisto Beach Shag Festival held August 30th – September 1st. This year will be the 10th anniversary for the Edisto Beach Shag Festival, and they are expecting it to be the best festival yet! Bring your dancing shoes and get ready for one wild weekend packed full of dancing, lots of live music, food trucks, and over 35 vendors from all over the state. There is also the Shag Competition -where the best shaggers from all over the Southeast come to compete in a fierce two-night shag off for the coveted trophy!
There is something for all ages at the Edisto Beach Shag Festival. The fun starts when the gates open on Friday at 4 pm and continue well into the evening. The Friday Shag Competition starts at 6 pm. Live music from The Entertainers starts at 7 pm.
Saturday the gates will open at noon and continue throughout the late evening. The second part of the Shag Competition will begin on Saturday at 6 pm. The evenings live entertainment starts out with the Shem Creek Boogie Band, and then Blackwater Rhythm and Blues will take the stage at 7 pm. Sunday gates will open from 12-8pm with music hosted by Jim Bowers through the day and the Second Nature later that evening.
Tickets are available online or at the gate. $20 per person, per day, kids under 12 are free! Coolers and outside drinks are not permitted. Make sure to bring your blankets or chairs and sunscreen. Food and drinks will be available through a wide array of vendors. So pack your dancing shoes and bring your party dress for the biggest Shag Festival in the area!