The Village of Bluffton will be celebrating their 35th annual festival on May 11th, 2013, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Come enjoy local art, live music, delicious food, and see the Ugly Dog Contest. They’ll be plenty of kids activities to keep the children busy and entertained, and you’ll get to meet new friends from the community. Admission and parking are free, as well as the shuttle service for those who need the transportation.
As a new addition to the festival, coordinators, Bluffton Rotary Club, have added a pie eating contest, with the winner receiving a $50.00 gift certificate from sponsor, The Sugar Tree. The contest runs from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. All contestants will receive a free festival T-shirt. Visitors to the festival will also have to opportunity to browse through over 200 vendors, including artists and craftsmen from the area.
To get to Bluffton, take Highway 46, and turn right off the traffic circle onto Bluffton Parkway. Take a left onto Red Cedar at the first light. The festival will be located on Calhoun Street. Visitors may park at Red Cedar Elementary School, where the shuttle buses will bring them directly to the festival grounds.
The Bluffton Village Festival, also known as the Bluffton Mayfest, was started 35 years ago by Babbie Giscio, owner of The Store on Calhoun Street. Knowing that her small town had little access to the arts from other communities, she decided to invite local artists to gather in order to display their wares to the residents of their village. Aside from artists and craftsmen, musicians and food vendors also joined the festival to share their own creations with the residents of Bluffton.
For more information contact the Bluffton Rotary Club at (843) 815-2277 or visit their website: click here.