Bluffton Mayfest 2024

What: Bluffton Mayfest 2024
When: May 11th, 2024, 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 almost a thousand years ago (okay, 45 years ago), this annual event has grown to become the staple of the community for annual events. It is a great family event to walk, stroll the historic district, and shop.  Orchestrated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, this festival features 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.


Annual Events Festivals in Bluffton
Mayfest Food Vendor

Ugly Dog Competition Bluffton

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

Events for Mayfest 2024!

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 2024 Events

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

Bluffton Mayfest Entertainment

2024 Entertainment Line-Up

Main Stage Martin Family Park

10:00 am – 10:40 am School of Dance 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Horan Brothers Band

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Swamptooth

Second Stage (Bridge Street)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Peach Patrol

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Lynn Avenue

For up-to-date information, please visit The Rotary Club of Bluffton. All events are subject to change. Please check with The Rotary Club before making travel plans.

Bluffton Mayfest

Mayfest Bluffton SC

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 many attractions, including live music, delicious food, and various arts and crafts vendors. The event has evolved over the years, but the spirit of community and fun it embodies has remained unchanged, making Mayfest a cherished tradition in Bluffton, SC. Mayfest is always held the Saturday before Mother’s Day.

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