Bluffton Mayfest 2023

Bluffton Mayfest May 13th, 2023
When: May 13th, 2023 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Historic Downtown Bluffton
Costs: Free

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! Starting back almost a thousand years ago (okay, 44 years ago) this annual event has grown to become the staple of the community for annual events. Orchestrated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, this festival will feature tons of 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.

Village Fest Bluffton 2023

Ugly Dog Contest Mayfest Bluffton

Most events will be held at Martin Family Park, Dubois Park, the Heyward House, and Bridge Street.

Events for Mayfest 2023!

Let’s start with everyone’s favorite! 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!. The Pie Eating Contest starts at 11:30 am at Dubois Park Pavillion.

MayFest Dog Competition

Next up! The Ugly Dog Competition starts at 1:00 pm at the Heyward House. 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 please make sure you bring all necessary items for cleaning up after your dog (it’s encouraged to bring your dog, but we don’t want the name of the festival to change to something that starts with poop). The competition is all about fun and games, and we consider all dogs in this competition to be The Best Dogs in the World! We don’t think you’ll find one ugly dog in Bluffton.

Bluffton Mayfest 2023 Events

Additionally, there will be live music on the day of the festival!

2023 Entertainment Line-Up
Main Stage Martin Family Park
10:00 am – 10:40 am School of Dance
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Burnt Church Revival
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Lyn Avenue

Second Stage (Bridge Street)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Heavy Honey
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Jason Laporte Duo

For more information, please visit The Rotary Club of Bluffton.

History of Mayfest

The Mayfest event in Bluffton, SC is a beloved tradition celebrated for over four decades. The first Mayfest was held in 1978 as a small arts and crafts festival to celebrate the arrival of spring. Over the years, the festival has grown in size and popularity, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the region. Mayfest features a wide range of attractions, including live music, delicious food, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. The event has evolved over the years, but the spirit of community and fun that it embodies has remained unchanged, making Mayfest a cherished tradition in Bluffton, SC.

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